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June 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


As of June 21, this event is currently postponed.



Perpich Center for Arts Education is excited to host Equity Training with PENUMBRA!

Equity Training with PENUMBRA will equip participants in their own racial equity engagement and increase their comfort and dexterity to support deeper racial equity efforts and increased empathy and authenticity. Penumbra’s racial equity framework provides a step-by-step process for assessing, addressing, and sustaining racial equity efforts that can be employed at the individual and institutional levels, meeting people where they are and pushing them to reach their growth edge with confidence and a sense of purpose. Their unique approach, based in storytelling and embodied theater practices, will offer a fresh take.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, June 22, 2023 (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)


LOCATION: Virtual – A Zoom link will be sent to participants before the workshop.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: For the first part of the workshop, Penumbra has commissioned a series of monologues from a diverse group of artists. These deeply personal stories about early encounters with race and racism are powerful, poignant, and create space for compassionate dialogue about how race affects individuals and relationships.

In the second part, participants will be invited to think critically about how people are susceptible to “group think,” which often contains biased and unexamined messages about race, class, gender, and more. Microaggressions will be explored, and participants will be armed with a toolkit for understanding and disrupting existing conditions that are laden with inequity and bias. The content connects our ability to practice “upstanding” rather than “bystanding” and offers participants an opportunity to learn a powerful racial equity framework that can raise critical questions and guide implementation. Participants will have a chance to practice a framework and consider how it might be applied in the workplace and beyond.

WORKSHOP OUTCOMES: As a result of the workshop, participants will:

  • LEARN: Explore how race, gender, class, and other identity markers shape our opportunities, success, safety, and circumstances.
  • REFLECT: Become more aware of how our intersectional identities determine how we see the world and how the world sees us
  • ACT: Feel empowered to intervene in oppressive behaviors as they happen


  • A certificate of 4 clock hours will be provided after the workshop to all participants who attend the entire workshop.
  • The workshop will NOT be recorded for later viewing.
  • We ask participants to participate in the workshop to the best of their ability. If you need any assistance to do this please let us know.
  • The workshop is hosted by Perpich Center for Art Education’s Professional Development and Resource Program department.




June 22, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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