Presented by Bird Guess, president of The Racial Equity Group, the two-hour training, Bigger Than Racism: Understanding Racialization and Structural Advantage in Wellesley and Beyond. helped lay a foundation for ways in which Wellesley can work to ensure equal opportunity for everyone.
Key workshop objectives included:
To explain what racialization is and how it can create structural advantages that lead to sustained inequalities even without the presence of racism
To identify the mechanisms of structural advantage that reproduce racial disparities and shape communities such as Wellesley
To discuss how a town can address inequity in a way that supports everyone
The workshop was co-sponsored by Babson College and the League of Women Voters of Wellesley.