Time & Location
About the Event
The Groundwater metaphor is designed to help practitioners and community leaders at all levels internalize the reality that we live in a racially structured society, and that that is what causes racial inequity. The metaphor is based on three observations:
- racial inequity looks the same across systems,
- socio-economic difference does not explain the racial inequity; and,
- inequities are caused by systems, regardless of people’s culture or behavior.
Attending this presentation will help us better confront the reality that all our systems, institutions, and outcomes emanate from the racial hierarchy, on which the United States was built. In other words, we have a “groundwater” problem, and we need “groundwater” solutions.
The Racial Equity Institute is a nationally recognized organization. They specialize in creating racially equitable organizations and systems by helping groups develop tools to challenge patterns of power and to grow equity. Learn more at: https://www.racialequityinstitute.com/
The Groundwater presentation is being offered as one component of a full day of service. Below is the complete schedule of events:
7:00 - 11:00 AM: MLK Breakfast and Program, Rock Hall Fire Station
Washington College, Chestertown:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: MLK Read-In and Free Community Lunch, Hodson Dining Hall.
1:00 - 4:00 PM: Racial Equity Institute's Groundwater Training, Decker Theater
4:00 - 5:00 PM: Mix and Mingle, Hodson Faculty Lounge, Hodson Hall
5:00 - 7:00 PM: Musical Celebration with MSG Acoustic Blues Trio, Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall