Monthly Intergenerational Racial Equity Caucus

When

8/10/2023 – 6/13/2024

This group will meet the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

Cost

Free

Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills
Description

THIS OFFERING HAS CONCLUDED AND WILL RESUME IN FALL 2024.

People of Color (POC) Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), People of the Global Majority (PGM), and white people are both affected by racism and need to work together to end it. However, how we are affected by racism and the work we have to do is different. Racial Equity Caucuses, also referred to as affinity groups, are times when people of color and white people within an organization or community meet separately in order to do our different work, and come back together to build solidarity and create cross racial accountability processes. Caucus can include individual and collective healing components, as well as action planning toward long term goals.

Phases of Self Ascension (PSA) facilitators have worked with the Colorado Equity Planning Group representatives to design and deliver a series of monthly intergenerational racial equity caucus sessions to support Prevention Grantees (includes adults and young people). During the monthly sessions, all participants will meet together, to open and close the practice collectively with intentionality. The majority of the time will be spent in two race-based caucuses for white people and people of color (POC/BIPOC/PGM).

This affinity group will meet regularly throughout the year, participants will help decide on objectives. After registering, this process will begin with a participant readiness survey. Registration will be final only when you have completed the readiness survey and received verification from the PSA team. We are asking all new and continuing participants to complete the survey to help measure change over time. 

Audience:

For this round of caucuses, priority will go to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) & Colorado Department of Human Services (CHDS) Grantees (includes Community Mobilizers, Youth and Adult Coalition members, Youth Advisors, Youth Coordinators, Community/Equity Champions, and Supervisors).

 

Participant Testimonies

“Great experience. The facilitators are spot on.”

"The caucusing was a great way to create community and hear others’ perspectives."

 

"We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals, including those with disabilities to engage fully. Please let us know of any accommodations that will assist your full participation."

 

Learning Objectives
Caucus Goals will be co-created with participants and may include:
❖ Cultivate consistent, facilitated space for ongoing dialogue, healing and liberation.
❖ Discuss the impacts of structural racism personally and institutionally, for our clients and ourselves.
❖ Interrupt internal, interpersonal, and institutional manifestations of racism.
❖ Build relationships and solidarity.
❖ Create cross-racial accountability process.
❖ Action planning for implementing an anti-oppression framework for racial equity.
Length of Learning Opportunity
Monthly, 2 hours from 4:30 - 6:30 pm every 2nd Thursday
Registration Information
You will need to log in or create an account. Please email registration.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu with registration questions. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email that will include a required participant pre-survey. 

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