|Save the Date – TPCH Racial Equity Training Series begins in September.
C4 Innovations’ Racial Equity Initiatives team will lead a four-session Race Equity 101 training focused on the intersection of racism and homelessness for TPCH members. The virtual training will be led by Regina Cannon to establish a baseline understanding of the connections between racism and homelessness, increase skills to initiate productive conversations about race, and provide concrete tools for implementing anti-racism conversations in homeless service agencies. This training is sequential and is structured to build upon competencies learned from each session. It is highly encouraged that participants commit to attending and participating in all four training sessions.
Session 1 (September 17, 10AM-12PM): Participants will engage in level setting and become more familiar with understanding race equity, anti-racism language and concepts. This session will also provide a historical context of housing stability and homelessness in the US.
Session 2 (September 24, 10AM-12PM: Participants will explore different levels of racism and learn how those levels of racism show up throughout the homelessness response system.
Session 3 (October 1, 10AM-12PM): This session introduces the courageous conversations protocol. Participants will practice having courageous conversations as it relates to implicit and explicit racial bias in the homelessness response system.
Session 4 (October 8, 10AM-12PM): Participants will use concepts and skills learned from training sessions 1-3 to deepen their understanding of race as it relates to the homelessness response system. Participants will begin to craft actionable strategies for advancing racial equity through conversation, planning, and redesign.
This training is free for TPCH members. The full training agenda and registration information will be shared within the next few weeks. We hope you are able to participate in this important and timely professional development opportunity.