Shriver Racial Justice Training Institute Applications Open

Don’t Miss the Call to Action!
Application Deadline: February 27, 2015!

With recent events in Ferguson, Staten Island, and elsewhere, our nation is at a pivotal moment in understanding and addressing issues of race, implicit bias, and the structural barriers that marginalize communities of color. It is more important than ever for equal justice advocates to refocus their efforts to affirmatively advance racial equity.
Following the success of the inaugural 2014 Racial Justice Training Institute (which included SCSJ’s Anita Earls and Daryl Atkinson), the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law is pleased to announce the 2015 Racial Justice Training Institute. By placing the most up-to-date racial justice tools in the hands of front line advocates, the Institute provides real opportunities to address the impacts of structural racialization and ensure that race is front and center in our efforts to eradicate poverty in the communities we serve.
The Institute will cover a wide range of equity best practices ranging from traditional litigation and policy advocacy, to media and messaging, to the latest debiasing strategies. Working in teams, and with support from skilled faculty and facilitators, participants will use new racial justice knowledge and skills in their daily work and in the race-equity initiatives that teams will pursue throughout the Institute.

Taking place over six months (June—November 2015), the Institute includes three parts:
PART 1: Online (June 1—June 19, 2015)
PART 2: Onsite in Chicago (June 23-26, 2015)
PART 3: Online (July – November 2015)

Up to 35 advocates will be selected for the second Institute cohort based on a variety of factors, including experience, interest, goals, capacity, and racial and geographic diversity.
Note that we will only consider applicants that apply in teams and that include equal justice lawyers as part of those teams.
Learn more about the Racial Justice Training Institute

Application Deadline: February 27, 2015

The Racial Justice Training Institute is supported by the Ford and Annie E. Casey Foundations and Northwestern University School of Law.