Lexington Parks and Recreation is pleased to work with community partners to offer classes and workshops that foster learning and growth. 


The Human Relations Commission will be hosting the Racial Equity Institute (REI) on April 30 and May 1 for a virtual workhop.

Phase 1 training is designed to develop the capacity of participants to better understand racism in its institutional and structural forms. Moving away from a focus on personal bigotry and bias, this workshop presents a historical, cultural, and structural analysis of racism. Topics covered include our fish/lake/groundwater analysis of structural racism; understanding and controlling implicit bias; race, poverty, and place; markedness theory; institutional power arrangements and power brokers; importance of definitions of race and racism; history and legacy of race in American economic and policy development; racial identity and its interaction with institutional culture. With shared language and a clearer understanding of how institutions and systems are producing unjust and inequitable outcomes, participants should leave the training better equipped to begin to work for change.

Sign up below to reserve your spot, registration is limited. To learn more about The Racial Equity Institiute, visit https://www.racialequityinstitute.com/.

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