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In-Person Workshop

F23 Undoing Racism Appetizer

Total Credits: 2.5 including 2.5 Category I CE

Kimberley Richards, Ed.D
4 Hours 30 Minutes
University of Maryland School of Social Work - Baltimore, Maryland



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Kimberley Richards, Ed.D - Interim Executive Director, Core Trainer/Organizer and National 
Organizer with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond

Kimberley served as Executive Director of Southwest Gardens Economic Development Corporation until  2006. Southwest Gardens Economic Development Corporation is a neighborhood organizing, 
community-based organization in Farrell, PA. Kimberley Richards is a graduate of Clark College, where she studied Education and Theater. She 
received a Master’s degree in education from Westminster College, PA. Richards completed a doctoral program of study in Education at the University of Pittsburgh as a Lilly Endowment Fellow in 1995.

Kimberley Richards has studied education and theater arts and in London, England, and fabric arts  in The Gambia, West Africa. As a classroom educator, Dr. Richards has worked with children and  their families in Atlanta, Washington DC, New Orleans, and Farrell, PA. Currently, Kimberley  Richards resides in Picayune, Mississippi.

Kimberley has been involved and serving the The People's Institute of Survival and Beyond (PISAB)  since 1989. She began as a participant in the Undoing Racism (URW) workshop. Richards became an  organizer of URW trainings during the time she served as director of the MAC Education Fund in NewOrleans. Kimberley, then, became a board member and in 1997 she earned her position as Core  Trainer. Dr. Richards’ interests are reflective practice and assessment, as well as documentation  and evaluation from a humanistic and anti-racist approach.

She is, now, Interim Executive Director and Core Trainer/Organizer at The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.

Agenda & Learning Objectives


9:00 -10 am Breakfast & Intros
  • Overview of Key Terms and Definitions
  • Develop a common definition of Racism and an understanding of its different forms 
12:00     Lunch
  • Build awareness and understanding about ways to being Undoing Racism
  • Role Play: Privilege Analysis
1:30 pm Questions & Adjournment



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a common definition of racism and an understanding of its different forms: individual, institutional, linguistic, and cultural;
  •  Understand one’s own connection to institutional racism and its impact on his/her work;
  •  Understand why people are poor and the role of institutions in exacerbating institutional racism, particularly for people and communities of color;
  • Understand the historical context for how racial classifications in the United States came to be and Page 3 of 4 how and why they are maintained;
  •  Understand how all of us, including white people, are adversely impacted by racism every day, everywhere;
  •  Develop awareness and understanding about ways to begin Undoing Racism;
  • Gain knowledge about how to be more effective in the work you do with your constituencies, your organizations, your communities, your families;


Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 2.5 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

We welcome anyone interested in the topic!


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