Postponed: Interrupting Racism

Providers' Council Learning Center, 100 Crossing Blvd., Suite 100, Framingham, MA 01702

Please note that due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, this event has been postponed until further notice. If you would like to receive notifications about this event, please contact Eliza Adams at

Do you want to increase your comfort and skills in addressing remarks, images or messages you consider offensive, inappropriate or racially insensitive that come from clients, consumers, family members or staff members?

Through interactive exercises, case studies and role plays with other human service providers, we will explore the historical origins of racism in the U.S. and elsewhere as well as the lingering effects that still exist today. By integrating this knowledge with our personal experiences, we can develop effective ways to respond to clients, their families and staff members when this behavior occurs.

You will leave with tools and information that will allow you to address racially-based behavior that may occur in your workplace. These skills will help to both enhance quality of service delivery to a multicultural client population and improve relations among diverse staff.

Please note that this session has been postponed until further notice.

In this session you will:

  • Increase your understanding of the presence of racism in the diverse workplace and in society;
  • Increase your comfort level in responding to racially-based remarks by clients, consumers, their families and/or staff; and
  • Identify and practice appropriate actions to reduce racist behavior from clients, consumers and/or staff.

Presented by: 

  • Barbara Holland, President & Founder, BreakThrough Partners and Chief Diversity Officer, Advocates
  • Debora Bloom, President, Debora Bloom Associates

Register here!

If you have any questions, please contact Eliza Adams, Education and Membership Associate, by email or phone: (508)-598-9700


Member price: $65
Non-member price: $115