As we continue to screen Traces of the Trade in more venues, and prepare to take the film nationwide in the coming year, we’re going to be holding a weekend retreat in December with staff from Crossroads.

Crossroads conducts training sessions to assist institutions in analyzing and addressing systemic racism in institutional contexts. They are going to be conducting a version of their 2-1/2 day training workshop for Traces participants and staff. The particular goal of the training, in our case, is to aid our ability to have conversations about race with those who may have different perspectives, including each other and those who view the film.

I’m particularly interested in Crossroad’s focus on historical racism and on institutional analysis and change.

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