New Program for Leaders to Advance Racial Understanding

New Detroit offers an intensive series of workshops on how to become a positive catalyst for change in your organization

At all organizations, no matter the size or pursuit, racial understanding should be everyone’s concern. But it certainly is important that institutional leaders are fully invested in the process.  Now more than ever, leaders recognize they need to be change agents around diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.

That is why New Detroit is offering a new opportunity for understand the issues and honing skills in this crucial area. The Leadership Series on R.A.C.E. (Racial Understanding, Anti-racism, Cultural Competency and Equity) is an immersive and transformational virtual learning experience.

We invite you to join New Detroit and local leaders from our diverse racial and cultural community for a six-part online professional development program and become a positive catalyst for change in transforming your business or community organization.

The full-day sessions are taught by leading local and national educators. Unlike popular one- or two-day anti-bias programs, the six-session format allows participants to have sufficient time to really grapple with concepts as well as develop a network of peers to support each other’s work long after the series is over.

It also allows for a holistic, intersectional approach, giving participants skills and tools to advance racial understanding, healing and solutions at the internalized, interpersonal, institutional and structural levels.

A critical partner of Detroit Public Television, New Detroit is Detroit’s largest and most diverse racial justice organization, long known for addressing race relations through dialogue and policy change. Building on that legacy, New Detroit is taking new and actionable steps towards dismantling racism by transforming hearts, minds and systems.

The Leadership Training Series is a foundational element of a suite of training, educational and advisory services being offered by New Detroit to address the growing need for businesses and other institutions to address racial inequities in a comprehensive and integrated manner.

The next Leadership Training Series begins March 11. Tuition is $2,000, and organizations registering 10 or more people (employees, members, board, etc.) by February 25 receive a 50% discount.

More information is available here, or you can click here to register now. If you have any questions, please contact the program’s director, Marshalle Favors, at  

To learn more and to register, visit New Detroit’s Leadership Series on R.A.C.E. here

MI Asian Staff
Author: MI Asian Staff