Understanding Racism

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Non Credit
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Learn how to recognize, define and better understand racism in today’s culture and society.

A brief history of racism will increase your knowledge on this critical topic, and you’ll learn how racism has evolved, is communicated and is reinforced. You’ll develop skills and strategies for recognizing racism in our daily and professional lives.

Can be taken individually or as part of the Diversity Certificate Program.

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Who can benefit:

  • Workplace Administrators, Managers, and Supervisors
  • Workplace Human Resource Personnel
  • Workplace Employees and Staff
  • Principals, Teachers, Teacher Assistants and Aides, Pre-K through College
  • Individuals in the Public Health, Nursing, Counseling, and Medical Fields
  • First Responders, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management Personnel
  • Social Development Advocates
  • Any individual in the business, education, social work, and civil society communities.


Lyudmila Bryzzheva, Ph.D. is an educator and a mother. Dr. Bryzzheva is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Health Sciences where she teaches bilingual and multicultural education focused on racial equity at Adelphi University.  She also facilitates workshops in talking about race for the Center for Racial Justice in Education, an NYC-based non-profit organization centering experiences of People of Color and racial equity.

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Social Work Building 323

CarolAnn Daniel, Ph.D. is a full Professor of Social Policy at Adelphi University. Her research and teaching engage critical race studies in ways that deepen understanding of how institutional processes and practices reproduce disparities and sustain racialized inclusions, exclusions, and inequalities. Dr. Daniel has also worked as a diversity and inclusion coach and trainer for both educators and administrators. Her work focuses on building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational culture, developing programs focused on creating and assessing diverse classrooms, and facilitating multicultural collaborations across a wide range of social identities including race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and ability.

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Levermore Hall, 303
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