Saturday, February 22, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.,
Iowa Memorial Union, Room 335, Divine Nine Room

Please register online. 2 TLC Credits: Traditional, UI REACH (Counts for two workshops)

Presenter: The Racial Equity Institute

This workshop is designed to help instructors at all levels-address the fact that we live in a racially structured society and that this is what leads to racial inequality. The "groundwater" metaphor is based on three observations: racial inequality looks the same across systems, socioeconomic difference does not explain the racial inequality; and inequalities are caused by systems, regardless of people's culture or behavior. Embracing these truths allows us and our students to confront the reality that systems, institutions, and outcomes emanate from the racial hierarchy on which the United States was built. In other words, we have a "groundwater" problem, and we need "groundwater" solutions. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Baker Teacher Leader Center, 319-335-5623, in advance.