There are several groups in the Boston area that provide in-person educational programs around racial justice. SURJ Boston does not focus on education at this time, and instead actively promotes the programs listed below.
White People Challenging Racism (WPCR)
A workshop that consists of weekly two-hour meetings over the course of five weeks.
Started in 1999 in Cambridge, MA, White People Challenging Racism: Moving from Talk to Action (WPCR) brings people together to examine white privilege and racism in order to galvanize them to anti-racist action. WPCR’s mission is to provide people with tools and resources to challenge and change attitudes and actions that perpetuate racism. While our focus is on white people’s role in dismantling racism, our courses are open to everyone who is committed to achieving racial justice.
Sign up for an upcoming WPCR workshop here!
Anti-Racism Collaborative (ARC)
Two workshops--Confronting Systemic Racism and Racial Justice Activism--each consist of weekly two-hour meetings over the course of five weeks.
Anti-Racism Collaborative provides trainings, facilitated discussions, workshops and classes that put popular education, organizing, and anti-oppression tools in the hands of participants. ARC works with local community needs, organizations, and participants to take a systemic approach to the problem of racism. Participants and communities leave deeply motivated and equipped to act as change agents in their community and beyond and their world.
Sign up for an upcoming ARC workshop here!
Knapsack Anti-Racism Meetup
Book Discussions, Accountability & Support Sessions, Affinity Groups, Socials, and Attending Events & Actions
Knapsack is a multiracial group committed to challenging the system of racism in the United States and the world. We engage in dialogue, build community, and support the efforts of racial justice leaders and organizations. We are dedicated to the struggle for shared liberation. Knapsack welcomes new people for community, education, and action!
Check out the list of upcoming Knapsack events here!
Community Change, Inc
Community Change was born out of the Civil Rights Movement and in response to the Kerner Commission which named racism as "a white problem." CCI has done what few organizations are willing to do: shine a spotlight on the roots of racism in white culture with the intention of dealing with racism at its source, as well as with its impact on communities of color. With an emphasis on white people taking responsibility for identifying and dismantling racism in the institutions that affect all of our lives, CCI works with a multi-racial constituency to equip people with the knowledge and skills necessary to take effective action, to support movement building tied to an action agenda, and to educate policy makers on institutional racism and its public policy implications.
What CCI does:
Internships for students in high school, college and graduate studies
Hosting volunteer programs: SURJ Boston, Knapsack, White People Challenging Racism
Anti-racism trainings and workshops
- Consulting & Facilitation
Learn more about CCI on their website.