Anti-Racism Training at St. Cloud State

 

For the past several years, St Cloud State University’s Center for Continuing Studies has offered non-credit training and workshops to the St Cloud and surrounding community in anti-racism education. 

 

The Community Anti-Racism Education (CARE) training has been a staple of diversity training at SCSU for the past 4 or 5 years.  The mission of the CARE group is to build a lasting anti-racist university and community.

 

The Center’s Dean, John Burgeson holds a strong belief in the value of equality and anti-racism.  As a result of leadership initiatives at the university, John has invited several members of the CARE team to staff meetings to provide an open forum for staff to discuss the ideas of anti-racism and determine how we can all embrace these ideals within our unit.

 

With John’s support in terms of time and funding, the Center’s 20+ staff will have the opportunity to attend a 20-hour anti-racism training this summer.  The Center for Continuing Studies is making a concerted effort to “change the face of continuing education” at SCSU in terms of how we market our programs, serve our students and hire our staff.. We are excited to share the results of our experiences with the CE community across the country. 

 

For more information on the Minnesota Collaborative Anti-Racism Initiative (MCARI), see http://www.mcari.org/

 

Patricia Aceves

 

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