About the Racial Justice Institute Certification Program
The Racial Justice Certification Program provides participants with a comprehensive, two-day, innovative and interactive series of workshops. Workshops are designed and delivered to assist participants in building a racial justice plan that supports and sustains policies, practices, systems, and structures that advance racial equity. Included in the outcomes of the certification program is not only to inform participants but also, prepare and position participants to serve as racial justice leaders.
We encourage engaging in racial justice trainings prior to the certification program. Additionally, antiracism trainings are encouraged. Racial justice is the result of antiracism work; therefore, having a conceptual framework of antiracism is important.
In Pursuit of Racial Justice
Module 1: Understanding Complex Concepts: The Path to Racial Justice
Module 2: Identifying the Right Racial Justice Strategies
Understanding Systemic & Institutional Racism
Module 1: The Framing and Counterframing of Race
Module 2: Confronting & Deconstructing Systemic & Institutional Racism
Module 3: The Racial Justice Audit
Racial Justice Capacity Building
Module 1: Building the Racial Justice Capacity Building Plan
Module 2: From Individual to Institutional: Allyship, Advocacy, & Action
Module 3: The Racial Justice Communication Plan: Securing Buy-in & Support
Leading Justice Based Organizational Change
Module 1: Leading Race-Based Transformational Change
Module 2: Empowering Others to Lead: Creating and Maintaining Racial Justice
Racial Justice is Social Justice
Module 1: Addressing Inequity: Transforming the Workplace & Impacting Communities
Module 2: Racial Justice is Justice for All
Racial Justice Capstone
Prior to, and throughout the certification, participants will receive an assignment designed to assist participants in developing a racial justice plan that best meets the needs of their institution. Individuals who choose to go continue on to the capstone have the opportunity to submit items to a team of reviewers to provide strategic feedback.