Unlearning Racism Course

Our Unlearning Racism Course is an programme which aims to engage and mobilise white people and communities to unlearn racism in order to do the important work:  

  • Putting a mirror up to the self to recognise one’s own racial discomfort and develop a ‘racial stamina’, to move past the emotional responses and the immobilising fear of making mistakes or being seen as a ‘bad person’ in order to collective responsibility and effective action.
  • Unpacking and reckoning with our whiteness and white supremacy culture, to form an understanding of how these experiences shape both how we see and relate to the world around us.  
  • Understanding systemic racism, built upon centuries of racial injustice, colonial violence and amnesia which runs into every facet of society and our culture, to the benefit of white people. 
  • Taking action and contributing to anti-racist work led by black and brown people with lived experience of racism to dismantle the structures and systems of white supremacy.

The Unlearning Racism Course course is offered annually, launching in Autumn.

Who is the course for?

This course is available to white identifying folk, residents of the North of the UK. Applicants will have the desire to engage in working for racial justice. You might already be part of a group, community or organisation doing anti-racism work or you may have limited experience, and be eager to find a community of anti-racist practice.

The course is designed to be a participatory, critical and experiential learning journey to deepen our understanding of whiteness and white supremacy culture, anti-racism work and racial justice movements. The course includes: – 

  • Approximately 20 hours of facilitated workshops, dependent on the format. 
  • 10 hours self directed learning and engagement with course materials. 
  • Optional: Access to action-oriented follow on training and peer support. 

If you’d like to read more about the course, our aims, values, accountability mechanisms and accessibility provisions please check out our course info pack here.

Course Fees

The cost of the course is based on a sliding scale and is dependent on wealth or organisational size. From £160 – £1,600.


Applications open: August 31st 2021.

Contact us

Sign up to the Unlearning Racism bulletin to receive course alerts here.

If you have any further questions email us on unlearning@racialjusticenetwork.co.uk

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