Racial Justice Institute


The Racial Justice Institute 

Lancaster Theological Seminary and YWCA Lancaster present the Racial Justice Institute, workshops that are held on the Seminary campus at 555 West James Street, Lancaster. Course materials and food - continental breakfast, refreshments/snacks, and lunch - are provided each day.

The Racial Justice Institute is led by cultural bridges to justice, a national consortium of highly effective trainers. jona olsson and Achebe Betty Powell have delivered the Institute to the Lancaster community for more than 20 years. 

The cost to attend each three-day workshop is $300 plus $18.77 transaction fee. Seminary students: see below for discount code.



Racial Justice Institute Part One

Monday, June 11 through Wednesday, June 13

8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day

Part One is required before taking Part Two. The workship will provide participants with a common understanding of racism, and a foundation for beginning to dismantle the institutional and systemic racism that pervades the institutions and organizations in our lives.

Participants will be equipped with a better understanding of the separate experiences, work, and responsibilities of people of color or white people. They will be introduced to a fundamental anti-racist, multicultural, organizational/institutional analysis model and leave the institute with a tangible plan of action for themselves and/or their “change team.”

Participants work through journals, workbooks, and toolkits that they can use to study, question, and better understand the history, context, and impact of racism on individuals and society.

SEMINARY STUDENTS: Obtain a discount code from facultyassistant@lancasterseminary.edu.

Cost: $300 plus $18.77 transaction fee

For Part One in June 2018 - REGISTER AND PAY HERE


Racial Justice Institute Part Two

Wednesday, July 18 through Friday, July 20

8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day

Part Two builds on Part One. Part One - or a similar program - is a prerequisite to attend Part Two. The workshop will provide participants with a common understanding of racism, and a foundation for beginning to dismantle the institutional and systemic racism that pervades the institutions and organizations in our lives.

Participants will be equipped with a better understanding of the separate experiences, work, and responsibilities of people of color or white people. They will be introduced to a fundamental anti-racist, multicultural, organizational/institutional analysis model and leave the institute with a tangible plan of action for themselves and/or their “change team.” Participants work through journals, workbooks, and toolkits that they can use to study, question, and better understand the history, context, and impact of racism on individuals and society.

SEMINARY STUDENTS: Obtain a discount code from facultyassistant@lancasterseminary.edu.

Cost: $300 plus $18.77 transaction fee

For Part Two in July 2018 - REGISTER AND PAY HERE