Anti-Racism for Global Justice
“I see no hope of building a successful movement for social justice in this country without the anti-racist training of the white activists that will permit us all to come to gether as equals in the struggle.”
“To solve the new century's mounting social and environmental problems, people of color activist and white activists need to be able to join forces. But all too often, the unconscious racism of white activists stands in the way of any effective, worthwhile collaboration. The Challenging White Supremacy Workshop is the most powerful tool that I have seen for removing the barriers to true partnerships between people of color and white folks. If the CWS trainings were mandatory for all white activists, the progressive movement in the United States would be unstoppable.”
Anti-Racism for Global Justice (ARGJ) was started in 2000 by a younger generation of white anti-racist organizers. We came out of the movements for global justice that rocked the WTO in Seattle and are actively involved in the growing anti-war movement. We were inspired by Elizabeth ‘Betita’ Martinez's highly influential essay ‘Where was the Color in Seattle?’ which highlighted the need for white activists to examine racism and how it affects our organizing.
Over the past two years, we have led over 50 workshops for primarily white social justice activists around the country. In our trainings, more than 1600 participants have looked at histories of racism, explored how racism operates today and developed strategies for strengthening their own anti-racist organizing. Our four and five hour workshops use interactive exercises and participatory learning to develop analysis and skills for liberation.
In addition to political education, we prioritize long-term work with groups and activists to develop leadership and expand organizing skills, support organizational transformation, and increase our capacity to work for justice. We work with national student networks like the STARC Alliance (Students Transforming and Resisting Corporations) and United Students Against Sweatshops. We work with other training organizations like the Ruckus Society and Active Solidarity to develop skill, analysis, and leadership in the global justice movement. If you would like to have a workshop with your organization or in your community, you can reach us at:
Anti-Racism for Global Justice
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Anti-Racism for Global Justice is part of the Colours of Resistance network. COR is a grassroots network of people who consciously work to develop anti-racist, multiracial politics in the movement against global capitalism. We are committed to helping build an anti-racist, anti-imperialist, multiracial, feminist, queer and trans liberationist, anti-authoritarian movement against global capitalism. We are committed to integrating an anti-oppression framework and analysis into all of our work.