Event Details


Doing Our Own Work: Personal and Professional Anti-Racism

Thursday, March 14, 01:00 PM - Thursday, March 14, 2024, 03:30 PM
Thursday, March 14, 2024, 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Fee: $195 for MCN members / $275 for nonmembers

“How are you, as a white person, holding other white people accountable? How are other white people doing that for you? Racism is a white problem and it is long past time for you all to do your own work!” - Lynette Stallworth

Those of us who are white must do our own work around racism and anti-racism. This work is required to truthfully embody an anti-racist identity and interrupt racism where we live and work. This cohort-based 3-part training will bring together leaders who are ready for a deep dive into their own personal anti-racism ideals as well as how they are combating racism in their work/community spaces. 

The main learnings and actions will be around the ideas of decolonization, intentional allyship, systems change, rest, and resilience. Enrollment is limited to 15 people to facilitate in-depth reflection, dialogue, and relationship building.

This training is for you if:

  • You have taken Diversity, Inclusion and Equity trainings and/or done personal study on anti-racism, white privilege, equity, etc.
  • You have moved out of non-racism and now consider yourself an anti-racist ally
  • Folks in your workplace know you to be a person who speaks up on issues of racism and anti-racism
  • You are able to commit to all 3 cohort sessions, as well as some pre- and post-work for each session.
What previous cohort members said about this series:

"I'll be talking about and thinking about these sessions with Natalie for the next year and beyond! Her lived experiences as well as her ability to communicate ideas about anti-racism are expressed clearly and passionately. She has a calm way of discussing very upsetting topics. She's completely inclusive and listens intently."

"I found all of it valuable. I loved interacting with the group and Natalie did a great job making sure everyone was involved and their opinions were heard and beliefs shared."

Event Details

The dates and times of the event are: March 14, March 28, and April 11 from 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Central. The registration price includes all three 2.5-hour sessions.

Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, the workshop will not be recorded so that people can show up as brave and authentic as possible.

Captioning is provided automatically through Zoom. For information on requesting CART, ASL, or another accommodation, please visit our Registration Policies page.

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Speaker Information

NCopelandNatalie Copeland, executive director, Unite Cloud, grew up in Central Minnesota and received her Music Education degree from Concordia College in Moorhead. She taught middle school choir in Georgia and worked in the church sector for over a decade. In 2015, she founded Unite Cloud, a nonprofit working to reduce racial, religious, and cultural tensions in Central MN. She is also a trainer with the CARE (Community Anti-Racism Education) Team at SCSU (St Cloud State University), and a member of the St Cloud School District 742 board, the United Way Community Impact Team, and the Welcoming America Content Advisory Board. Natalie loves to spend time with her 3 children, making music and playing games.

Natalie's personal anti-racism statement: I understand that I will never truly know what it is like to be a person of color. Also, I know that, as a white person, my anti-racism allyship is an important part of the movement to ensure all can thrive in our communities through equal access and opportunity. I will continue to learn and grow and I will bring other white folks along with me on this journey.

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