our worshops are open to anyone who has an interest in beginning an exploration of racism and its impacts on our church and society in an atmosphere of mutual respect, caring and safety.


understanding and analyzing systemic racism 

NOTE: If you register and do not attend the workshop the Metropolitan Chicago Synod Antiracism Team must still pay for your workshop seat ($280 – $350). Therefore, “no shows” will not be offered the subsidized registration rate for future workshops.

An in-depth look at race and racism in the United States, this workshop is designed to reveal how systemic racism creates barriers to true multicultural diversity and racial justice. We’ll help you struggle with the tough questions and begin to equip you with the skills to dismantle racism and transform your institution.

  • explore the historical development of systemic racism and its continuing effects in our society
  • examine the ongoing realities of racism including the identity-shaping power racism has on People of Color and White people
  • consider the link between racism and other forms of oppression
Early Bird Registration $95; Regular Registration $125 — ELCA Members (use Promo Code: MCSYNOD) 

May 24-26, 2018

Fourth Presbyterian Church, 26 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL



July 26-28, 2018

Loyola University Chicago (Lake Shore Campus), Damen Student Center, 6511 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL



October 18-20, 2018

Catholic Theological Union, 5416 S. Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL



January 24-26, 2019

Location TBD