Racial Justice Trainings

Race Forward’s Building Racial Equity series is a collection of interactive trainings for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address structural racism and advance racial equity. Unlike “diversity trainings” which primarily focus on interpersonal relations and understanding, the Building Racial Equity trainings emphasize how to challenge and change institutional racial inequities.

Organizing Racial Equity: Shifting Power is the second training of the series. Participants will build on and strengthen racial equity practices for themselves and their organizations and networks. This training will strengthen participants' collective analysis of power while providing useful tools and framework to shift power within groups, institutions and other formations seeking to advance racial justice in this time.


Signup for Building Racial Equity (Level 1)

The trainings posted here are our latest offerings for the year. To be the first to know about new Building Racial Equity trainings, please sign up for our newsletter.

Location Date
Virtual Dec 07, 2021Sold Out
Virtual Jan 11, 2022Register
Virtual Jan 18, 2022Register
Virtual Feb 15, 2022Register
Virtual Feb 22, 2022Register
Virtual Mar 08, 2022Register
Virtual Mar 22, 2022Register

Training Components: 

  • Racial Justice Values & Vision
  • Key Concepts: Different Dimensions of Racism / Structural Racism
  • Implicit Bias and Systems Analysis
  • Opportunities to Advance Racial Justice

Participants will:

  • build a clear understanding of key concepts such as racial equity and structural racism
  • learn to talk about race constructively within their organizations and with their constituents
  • gain tools and practices for counteracting racial bias in their work and practices
  • identify opportunities and next steps for applying concepts and strategies to advance racial equity

Signup for Organizing Racial Equity (Level 2)

Race Forward believes that the root of our current conditions is structural racism. Our offering in this moment is to fortify our communities with the tools and analysis we will need to effectively shift power for racial justice within our institutions, policies and lives. This entirely new training is the next step in our Building Racial Equity training series. You must have participated in a foundational Building Racial Equity training in order to access Organizing Racial Equity: Shifting Power.

Location Date
Virtual Dec 09, 2021Register
Virtual Jan 13, 2022Register
Virtual Feb 17, 2022Register
Virtual Mar 10, 2022Register


Signup for Decision-making for Racial Equity (Level 3)

The Decision-making for Racial Equity (DRE) training engages and guides participants through building an organization-wide racial equity decision-making practice and culture that centers Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander staff and communities. 

Participants are asked to attend with other colleagues from their organization to practice using Race Forward's Racial Equity Decision-making Tool (RED Tool) on an actual “choice point” (a specific decision, e.g. program planning, hiring, budgeting, event planning, service delivery, grant-making, etc.) where applying a racial equity framework could change actions and outcomes. 

Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: “Building Racial Equity: Fundamentals” training offered by Race Forward.

Location Date
Virtual Dec 13, 2021Register


Early Bird rates are available in a few locations until a month before the event, only full price tickets are available within a month leading to the event.

For scholarship applications and any questions, email the Building Racial Equity team at bre@raceforward.org.

For inquiries about training and organizational development, please complete this form. We are doing our best to get back to each request as thoughtfully as possible.

**Disclaimer: By participating in the event you are granting permission for your image and likeness to be filmed, photographed, edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed by Race Forward. No audio will be recorded at anytime.

If you do not wish to be photographed and/or filmed, please inform Race Forward staff onsite or prior to the day of training.