NLADA/NAIDE Anti-Racism Training: Building and Supporting an Anti-Racist Public Defender Community

Sep 15, 2020 04:00pm -
Oct 22, 2020 06:00pm

Event Description

NLADA and the National Alliance of Indigent Defense Educators (NAIDE) will offer a six-week, intensive ANTI-RACISM training. This training is a part of our commitment to advancing racial equity by equipping our community with the tools needed to help you tackle racism and prejudice in the courtroom, in your offices, and in your communities.

Class size is limited to 36 people.

Goal of the Training:

At the conclusion of this intensive 6-week course, participants will have the tools and knowledge necessary to develop anti-racism strategies and action plans in their defender offices at both the individual and institutional levels. Participants will become part of a community of defenders and advocates committed to anti-racist work and to supporting, sustaining, and growing the community over the long-term. You will walk away with new knowledge about anti-racism along with learning tools and resources that you can share with your local office and community.

What you will learn during this course: 

  • The definition of “white fragility” and how it perpetuates social dominance and white supremacy
  • Specific ways to interrupt our white fragility response and address it in others
  • The definition of social dominance theory and how it maintains a hierarchy of social goods and privileges
  • An understanding of how white supremacy and racism formed the foundation of the criminal legal system
  • A reflection of our implicit biases and how those biases negatively affect our work with clients and others
  • Specific ways to interrupt our biases and help others recognize their implicit biases

The program will be a 6-week online training that features substantive training followed by small group conversations and exercises that allow participants to apply their learning.

Course Outline:
(all times are Eastern Time)

Tuesday, September 15, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Topic: White Fragility

Tina Luongo, Chief Defender
Legal Aid Society
New York NY

Gina Pruski, Training Director
Wisconsin State Public Defender
Madison WI

Tuesday, September 22 OR Thursday, September 24, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Small Group Conversations on White Fragility
participants must choose either the Tuesday or Thursday discussion group during registration)

Tuesday, September 29, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Topic: Race and the Criminal Legal System

April Frazier Camara, Chief of Lifelong Learning
National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Washington DC

Tuesday, October 6 OR Thursday, October 8, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Small Group Conversations on Race and Social Dominance

(participants must choose either the Tuesday or Thursday discussion group during registration)

Tuesday, October 13, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Topic: Unconscious Bias & Anti-Racism
Perception Institute

Tuesday, October 20 OR Thursday, October 22, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Small Group Conversations on Unconscious Bias/Personal Journey to Anti-Racist Practice
(participants must choose either the Tuesday or Thursday discussion group during registration)

Event Type:Training
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on Aug 19, 2020.
Regular registration starts on Aug 20, 2020 and ends on Sep 10, 2020.
Late registration starts on Sep 11, 2020.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 NLADA/NAIDE Anti-Racism Training
Member Fee: $295.00$295.00$295.00
Non-Member Fee: $425.00$425.00$425.00