Worldwide Black Lives Matters protests have increased awareness of anti-Black racism, not only in law enforcement and criminal justice, but in the many powerful institutions that shape and influence our society – healthcare, government, education and child welfare, media and corporations, and more.
But awareness is only step one. It is essential that the acknowledgement of anti-Black racism is followed by strategic action to eradicate it. To support this work, The KOJO Institute presents Daring to Do™, a program for those who want access to the frameworks, strategies, and tools required to begin disrupting anti-Black racism within their spaces and driving change that will create more equitable outcomes for the Black community.
About Daring to Do™
The Daring to Do™ Program is comprised of five online learning series across various sectors – Education, Criminal Justice, Community and Social Services, Child Welfare, and Healthcare. Each learning series will provide professionals, organization leaders, and community partners with the strategies to address the specific ways that anti-Black racism manifests in their industry or sector. While every Daring to Do™ learning series will cater to the unique requirements of its audience, each one will be rooted in:
- Context – acknowledging the through line from the historical legacies of colonialism and slavery to modern-day manifestations of anti-Black racism and racial inequity
- Action – moving beyond simply understanding anti-Black racism towards strategic and intentional actions and practices that will drive change
- Accountability – calling participants to hold themselves in ‘healthy distrust’ and remain aware of their responsibility to disrupt anti-Black racism personally and systemically
- Equity – calling of frameworks of anti-oppression, anti-racism, and anti-colonialism to recognize systemic inequities and produce change that creates more equitable outcomes
This program will guide you through the potentially difficult but necessary critiques and assessments of worldviews, cultural norms, and perspectives that have allowed anti-Black racism to thrive and equip you to courageously and confidently address these issues in your workplaces and communities.
About Your Host and Facilitator
Daring to Do™ is developed, hosted, and facilitated by Kike Ojo-Thompson, KOJO Institute’s Principal Consultant. Kike is an award-winning expert on equity, inclusion and diversity, Kike specializes in developing, facilitating and implementing innovative solutions for creating equity at an institutional level. Daring to Do™ allows you to learn the fundamental strategies you need to pursue those goals within your realm of influence.
Schedule and Registration
All Daring to Do™ Learning Series include three 90-minute modules delivered once per week for three weeks and facilitated via Zoom. The schedule is as follows:
CRIMINAL JUSTICE | COMING MARCH 2021
March 3rd, 10th & 24th
CHILD WELFARE | COMING MAY 2021
May 5th, 12th & 19th
HEALTHCARE | COMING JULY 2021
July 14th, 21st & 28th
COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES | COMING SEPTEMBER 2021
September 8th, 15th & 22nd
EDUCATION | COMPLETED
Registrants who are unable to attend on the scheduled dates will be provided a complete recording of each module via email within 72 hours of the live session.
Thank you for Daring to Do™!
The Kojo Institute Team