Since 2018, Expecting Justice has provided Anti-Racism education for San Francisco’s school district, hospitals and clinics, and social service providers. Through trainings, seminars, and skills-building workshops, Expecting Justice helps participants develop awareness to recognize the impact of racism within their institution, self-efficacy to engage in transformative racial dialogue, and accountability to cultivate a sense of responsibility to address racism within their sphere of influence. These individual efforts culminate into shifts in organizational culture and ultimately in policies that lift up Black and Pacific Islander communities.
As we look to create an online resource to help us scale, we recognized that most online racism trainings offered at workplaces are framed as “implicit bias” and do not address structural issues. These online modules are cold, unengaging, and do not show people how to practice being anti-racist
Are You Ready To Start Your Anti-Racism Work?
We recognize that change can take time, and often needs to be incremental. We also recognize that we need to operate with a sense of urgency and start somewhere. Our Anti-Racism tools and trainings can be applied to ongoing work in government agencies; we all need to self-reflect, cultivate our workforce, develop communication skills, improve quality of services, and hire or engage with HR. If we cannot apply a racial equity lens in these everyday activities, when do we start prioritizing racial equity?
Check out our tools training opportunities
Our Race Equity 101 Toolkit provides a menu of tools to integrate racial equity into your existing practices. The tools in this document are organized by Government Alliance on Race and Equity’s “Normalize, Organize, Operationalize” framework from GARE and Race Forward’s” Actions to Advance racial Equity”. This work starts here, and it starts now.
Health Equity Anti-Racism Training
Expecting Justice is expanding the reach and impact of our race equity training initiative, Health Equity and Anti-Racism Training Up San Francisco (HEART Up SF), to increase racial sensitivity among providers, public health professionals, and institutional leaders who interact with pregnant people. HEART Up SF will help participants develop an understanding that racism is at the root of health disparities, increase self-efficacy to engage in racial dialogue, and cultivate a sense of responsibility to address racism and racial health disparities.