Building Racial Equity Foundations


May 5, 2020
11:00am - 5:30pm CDT
May 18, 2020
11:00am - 5:30pm CDT
May 21, 2020
11:00am - 5:30pm CDT
May 26, 2020
11:00am - 5:30pm CDT
May 28, 2020
11:00am - 5:30pm CDT

Race Forward’s Building Racial Equity series is a collection of interactive trainings for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address structural racism and advance racial equity. Unlike “diversity trainings” which primarily focus on interpersonal relations and understanding, the Building Racial Equity trainings emphasize how to challenge and change institutional racial inequities.

As Race Forward supports various efforts to protect our communities from the racially inequitable impacts of Covid 19, we are offering folks the opportunity to practice social solidarity in a time of physical distancing by presenting full day, interactive virtual training sessions. These training spaces will serve as an opportunity to learn, grow and connect with a community of people who are all working to deepen their racial equity practice. Spaces for each virtual training is limited to 60 individuals in order to ensure a high level of interactive engagement and personalized coaching and support from our team of expert facilitators. You may register for one of our virtual offerings by clicking one of the links below: 

Folks affected by the postponement of the in-person April & May trainings can email any questions or concerns to

Scholarships are available upon request. Please email to request a scholarship

Other Upcoming Building Racial Equity Trainings

The trainings posted here are our offerings for 2020. Only events with available tickets will be listed here, which means as our events sell out they will be removed automatically from this calendar. To be the first to know about new BRE trainings, please sign up for our newsletter.

Location Date

Raleigh, NC Jun 18, 2020 Register

San Antonio, TX Jul 21, 2020 Register

Albuquerque, NM Jul 23, 2020 Register

Oakland, CA Aug 06, 2020 Register

New York City, NY Aug 18, 2020 Register

Washington, DC Aug 20, 2020 Register

Denver, CO Sep 17, 2020 Register

Training Components: 

  • Racial Justice Values & Vision
  • Key Concepts: Different Dimensions of Racism / Structural Racism
  • Implicit Bias and Systems Analysis
  • Opportunities to Advance Racial Justice

Participants will:

  • build a clear understanding of key concepts such as racial equity and structural racism
  • learn to talk about race constructively within their organizations and with their constituents
  • gain tools and practices for counteracting racial bias in their work and practices
  • identify opportunities and next steps for applying concepts and strategies to advance racial equity

Early Bird rates are available in a few locations until a month before the event, only full price tickets are available within a month leading to the event.

For scholarship applications and any questions, email the Building Racial Equity team at

For inquiries about our organizational development training and consulting, please contact

**Disclaimer: By participating in the event you are granting permission for your image and likeness to be filmed, photographed, edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed by Race Forward. No audio will be recorded at anytime.

If you do not wish to be photographed and/or filmed, please inform Race Forward staff onsite or prior to the day of training.

Registration fee: 

$100 - $400

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Racial Equity


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