Naomi Taylor and Anthony J. Nocella II, faculty associates of the Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching and professors in the School of Education, recently provided a workshop at a social justice nonprofit, Our Saviour's Community Services, which provides education, job readiness workshops, and shelter for homeless and other oppressed groups. The workshop titled "Racism - Does it Still Exist?" was delivered to more than 25 participants, including Executive Director Sandra Aslaksen, along with the pastor of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.
This workshop was dedicated to critically addressing racism perpetuated within, but not limited to, media, schooling, criminal justice, social norms, religion, family structure, and music. Participants left this workshop with a working definition of racism and other terms, while also critically reflecting on their own experiences, and a commitment to challenge racism in their life.