Anti-Racism Communities of Practice
The USC Chan Anti-Racism Communities of Practice provide community members — faculty, staff, students and alumnae — with safe, consistent spaces to check in with one another and share knowledge. Beyond safe spaces, these Communities of Practice are intended to be brave spaces, where community members can critically self-reflect, hold each other accountable, and have raw conversations about race. Ultimately, we hope to increase our collective consciousness in a way that translates to both personal and collective growth, as well as meaningful action that advances racial and social justice.
The specific format of each Community of Practice is determined democratically within each group, and members of the DAE Curriculum Workgroup have compiled a resource with recommendations for structures and tools to use within each Community of Practice. Some communities have engaged in discussing articles, listening to podcasts, role playing, and crafting petitions, among other activities.
In addition, we occasionally hold forums — larger meetings where all the Communities of Practice can meet and dialogue.
For more information about the Anti-Racism Communities of Practice, or to join a community, please fill out this Anti-Racism Communities of Practice Interest Form.