DART 2018 - Training

MuslimARC's Detroit Anti-Racism Training (DART) 2018 aims to bring together 30 racially and religiously diverse leaders of community-based organizations for a full day training based on MuslimARC’s professional development curriculum. 

DART will be held on Saturday, August 4th, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan at Wayne State University Law School from 9 am - 5 pm. DART will be followed by a community forum that is open to the public in the evening. There is no registration fee for this training. Attendees are required to attend the entirety of the training and to submit their feedback. Unfortunately, MuslimARC will not be available to provide transportation or lodging for attendees.

Wednesday, July 4th - Applications Open
Sunday, July 15th - Applications Close (11:59 pm EST)
Wednesday, July 18th - Notification to Applicants
Saturday, August 4th - DART (9 am - 5 pm)
Saturday, August 11th - Feedback Due (11:59 pm EST)

The curriculum aims to incorporate anti-racism, critical anti-Islamophobia, and critical cultural competency to provide leaders with frameworks and skills to understand how systemic racism is at the core of the issues impeding Detroit’s revitalization. Under the current administration, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, underserved, and undocumented communities are facing an increase of direct threats in terms of policy and economic practices. The Muslim Ban and other threats have drained Muslim community resources, as well as Detroit-specific resources on issues including water rights, gentrification, and expanding definitions of sanctuary to resist registries of American Muslims as well as undocumented immigrants of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Detroit’s diverse Muslim community, comprising of African American and Latinx Muslims converts and their children, as well immigrants and their children from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, are targeted in multiple ways. 

Session 1 Anti-Racism and Self-Assessment
Through the Intro to Anti-Racism module, learners will understand the concepts of anti-racism, explore their own personal identities, privilege and intersectionality and how that shapes their work. 

Session 2 Learning the Critical Cultural Competency framework
Through Intro to Cultural Competence, learners will understand basic concepts of culturally competency to apply to their work. Participants will consider ways that they can develop cultural proficiency in their own organizing work through self awareness exercise.

Session 3  Allyship and Accountability
In the third unit, learners will learn accountability as a key practice transformative culturally responsive anti-racist organizing. Through this presentation and interactive exercises, we will outline key practices accountability including empathetic listening, conflict resolution power and privilege in mind. That will include restorative ways of addressing microaggressions, centering the most marginalized, apologizing to address harm. 

Session 4  Institutionalization
In the fourth unit, learners will assess their organizational practices, policies, and outcomes using templates, worksheets, and thought exercises to develop an action plan for implementing the essential elements of Critical Cultural Competency. 

Applications are now closed. 

To volunteer for this event, sign up [here]. 

For more information about MuslimARC, visit muslimarc.org.

Questions? Email [email protected].