What is racism and how does it work? This four-week introductory course will explore the origins and history of race and racism while also examining how racism is functioning at present moment. Participants will learn about different forms of racism, explore their own racialized identity, and unpack the ways in which racism is embedded in our institutions and systems.
Thursday evenings October 7, 14, 21, 28
7 – 8:30pm
This class will be held via Zoom
Natasha Burrowes is a trained spiritual director, workshop leader, retreat facilitator, educator, and writer, with over 20 years of experience working in nonprofit, higher education, community-based, and faith-based settings. She has facilitated spiritual retreats for youth in juvenile detention centers, theology students, and undergraduate students; led interfaith initiatives and dialogues from classrooms to educational institutions to statewide conferences; conducted cultural responsiveness retreats and workshops in higher education setting for students, staff members, and faculty members. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies and African American Studies and a Masters of Arts Degree in Transforming Spirituality (MATS) with an emphasis in Spiritual Direction from Seattle University’s School for Theology and Ministry. Natasha also received training from the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Mandala Center for Change, and The Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island, and she is a certified Nonviolence trainer.