Systemic Racism, Activism, & Finding Your Place in the Movement

Online via Zoom

On May 25, 2020 the murder of George Floyd sparked protests and fueled social justice movements across the country. A year later as we continue the fight for a fair and just society for all, it’s important to reflect upon the racial justice movement and our places within it.


During this training we’ll examine systemic racism in America both through a historical and modern lens. We’ll seek a deeper understanding of the racial oppression and the current activist climate, and consider how we can move forward both as individuals and collectively. At the end of our experience, attendees will better understand steps they can take for their own personal activism and find their place within the racial justice movement.


In this training, you will learn about:

  • Historical aspects and effects of systemic racism;
  • The ongoing racial justice movement and opportunities to participate;
  • The relationship between activism and personality types; and
  • How to find your place within the movement.


Price: $70 members/$130 non-members


Register here!

Presented by:

Shaplaie Brooks, BUILD Program Director, Roxbury Youthworks

About the presenter: Shaplaie Brooks has been the BUILD Program Director since March 2019. She has a wealth of experience with diversity and inclusion, children and families, domestic and gender based violence, as well as housing insecurities in Rhode Island, Georgia, and Missouri, which provided a strong base with which to succeed at BUILD. Shaplaie has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and began a dual master’s program studying Social Work: Clinical Practice and Public Administration.

If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Daily, Education and Membership Associate, by email or phone: (508)-598-9679.


Price: $70 members/$130 non-members

Cancellation Policy: Reimbursement only for cancellations received at least 5 business days before the event.

Confirmation Policy: We only send confirmations via email. Call 508.598.9700 if you do not receive a confirmation email.