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There are amazing trainers in every single state. They work at community-based organizations or nonprofits and engage in anti-racist organizing/anti-oppression training. Just call your favorite activist groups and ask who would be the best person to do a training. Skilled trainers will be able to make recommendations based on the needs and goals of your group.
Don't confuse the workshop with the work.

  • Association for White Anti-Racist Education (AWARE)
  • Catalyst Project
  • Center for Third World Organizing
  • ChangeWorks Consulting
  • Class Action
  • Creating a Culture of Peace
  • Crossroads Ministries
  • DataCenter
  • Dismantling Racism Institute
  • Freedom Trainers
  • HiFy - Health Initiatives for Youth
  • Highlander Center
  • Hope in the Cities
  • Inner City Struggle
  • Movement Consulting LLC
  • National Coalition Building Institute
  • Nonviolent Youth Collective
  • Peoples' Institute
  • Planting Seeds Community Awareness Project
  • Project Change
  • Project South
  • Ruckus Society
  • SOUL - School of Unity and Liberation
  • Study Circles Resource Center
  • Tolerance.org
  • Tools for Change
  • Training for Change
  • UU Youth and Young Adult Anti-Racism Transformation Team
  • Virginia Organizing Project
  • Visions
  • World of Difference? Institute
  • World Trust


    AWARE's mission is to educate white Americans about ongoing institutional racism in society; to raise awareness among whites to the harmful effects racism has on people of color and themselves; and to provide the tools for whites to support equity and justice.
    P.O. Box 1372, Brentwood TN 37024-1372
    615-463-2689, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    The Catalyst Project is a center for political education and movement building. One of the primarily programs of Catalyst is anti-racist work with mostly white sections of left/radical social movements with the goal of deepening anti-racist commitment in white communities and building multiracial left movements for liberation.
    522 Valencia St. #2, San Francisco, CA 94110

    The Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO, pronounced "C-2") is a racial justice organization dedicated to building a social justice movement led by people of color. CTWO is a 25-year-old training and resource center that promotes and sustains direct action organizing in communities of color in the United States.
    1218 E. 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94606
    (510) 533-7583

    ChangeWorks Consulting specializes in workplace and community diversity, organizational change, leadership development, conflict resolution, and social justice education. We provide services to businesses, educational institutions, health care and human service agencies, and community groups.
    28 South Main St. #113, Randolph, MA.02368
    (781) 986-6150

    Class Action sponsors workshops to create open spaces for people to better understand their own and other's experience with class and classism in all aspects of their lives. We also conduct workshops that focus on the intersections of identity, including Gender and Class and Race and Class. People from across the class spectrum participate in these workshops.
    P.O. Box 1300, Northampton, MA 0106101300
    (413) 585-9709

    Creating a Culture of Peace (CCP) is a nationwide network of trainers available to help individuals and community groups find their innate power for personal and social change, offering both deep nonviolence training and direct action training.
    Janet Chisholm, Coordinator, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    The mission of Crossroads Ministires is to dismantle systemic racism and build anti-racist multicultural diversity within institutions and communities. This mission is implemented primarily by training institutional transformation teams.
    425 South Central Park, Chicago, IL 60624
    (773) 638-0166

    DataCenter exists to build the capacity of a broad-based social justice movement that embodies, embraces, and honors diverse cultures to create the new systems and institutions essential to building a just and equitable world.
    1904 Franklin St., Ste. 900, Oakland, CA 94612
    phone: (510) 835-4692

    The Dismantling Racism Institute for Educators is a program of the National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis, a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in America. NCCJSTL promotes understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution and education.
    4609 Shaw Boulevard, Suite 142, St. Louis, MO 63110
    Phone: (314) 865-3042

    Freedom Trainers is a group of organizing trainers around the country specializing in organizational change and development with a focus on community building. We are here to help organizations, groups and individuals dismantle oppression through trainings at the personal and organizational level.
    524 Hancock St. ~ Brooklyn, NY 11233
    phone: (347) 247-1147

    HiFy - Health Initiatives for Youth's mission is to improve the health and well-being of young people by empowering them through education, advocacy and leadership opportunities.
    235 Montgomery St, Suite 430, San Francisco, CA 94104
    (415) 274-1970

    The Highlander Center was founded in 1932 to serve as an adult education center for community workers involved in social and economic justice movements. The goal of Highlander was and is to provide education and support to poor and working people fighting economic injustice, poverty, prejudice, and environmental destruction. We help grassroots leaders create the tools necessary for building broad-based movements for change.
    1959 Highlander Way ? New Market, TN 37820
    (865) 933-3443

    Hope in the Cities's goal and mission is to create just and inclusive communities through reconciliation among racial, ethnic and religious groups based on personal and institutional transformation.

    Inner City Struggle promotes safe, healthy and non-violent communities by organizing youth and families in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles to work toward ecomonic and social justice.... P.O. Box 1482 ~ Montebello, CA 90640
    phone: (323) 780-7606

    Movement Consulting LLC offers individual and collective antiracism, mediation and organizational dynamics programs for small businesses and non profit organizations. With professional and educational expertise we see our work as part of an ethical commitment to transforming our society by challenging the effects of racism on individuals and institutions and by strengthening efforts to redefine the modern business environment.
    phone: (215) 284-4670, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    The National Coalition Building Institute is a nonprofit leadership training organization based in Washington, D.C. Since 1984, NCBI has been working to eliminate prejudice and intergroup conflict in communities throughout the world.
    1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20036
    phone: (202) 785-9400

    FOR's Nonviolent Youth Collective is a national group of young adult facilitators, organizers, and artists working to prepare ourselves and other young adults to be leaders in the growing struggle for nonviolent, anti-oppressive, collaborative change.
    1050 Selby Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104
    phone: (651)647 4465

    The Peoples' Institute is a long-time community organization who pioneered anti-racism workshops. They provide dynamic workshops on Undoing Racism, and have for the past 22+ years.
    7166 Crowder Blvd., Suite 100 ~ New Orleans, LA 70127
    phone: (504) 241-7472

    The Planting Seeds Community Awareness Project is mainly the love and hard work of two people; basil and billie. with our friends -- who help out sometimes -- and the communities we work in, we are ending oppression and bringing out liberation.
    PO Box 11452, Olympia, Washington 98508

    Project Change strives to combat injustice in the United States through a variety of training centers, projects, convenings, presentations and technology initiatives. Our primary goal is to assist communities who are experiencing structural exclusion to participate more fully in the democratic process.
    4110 Redwood Road, Suite 103, Oakland, CA 94619
    phone: (510) 482-3286

    Project South creates popular education to build grassroots leaders. We provide opportunities for organizers to learn and develop movement building tools. We strive to build a stronger movement for social & economic justice by connecting local organizing efforts to consciousness, vision, and strategy.
    9 Gammon Ave. Atlanta, Georgia 30315
    phone: (404) 622-0602

    The Ruckus Society provides environmental, human rights, and social justice organizers with the tools, training, and support needed to achieve their goals.
    369 15th St. ~ Oakland, CA 94612
    phone: (510) 763-7078

    SOUL (School of Unity and Liberation)
    SOUL's mission is to serve as a training center to develop a new multi-racial generation of young organizers.
    287 17th Street, Suite #225, Oakland, CA 94612
    phone: (510) 451-5466

    The Study Circles Resource Center
    helps communities develop their own ability to solve problems by bringing lots of people together in dialogue across divides of race, income, age, and political viewpoints.
    697 Pomfret Street, Box 20, Pomfret, CT 06258
    phone: (860) 928-2616

    Tolerance.org is a principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate's stead, communities that value diversity.
    c/o The Southern Poverty Law Center ~ 400 Washington Ave. ~ Montgomery, AL 36104
    phone: (334) 956-8200

    Tools for Change is a multi-cultural organization that promotes healing, leadership development, and sustainable democracy. Our programs, based in collective reflection, open the imagination, inspire dialogue, deepen relationships and empower people's work.
    349 Church Street ~ San Francisco, CA 94114
    phone: (415) 861-6347

    Training for Change is helping groups stand up for justice, peace, and the environment through strategic non-violence.
    1501 Cherry St. ~ Philadelphia, PA 19102
    phone: (215) 241-7035

    The Unitarian Universalist Youth and Young Adult Anti-Racism Transformation Team determines, evaluates, and directs Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression training, resources, and support within UU youth and young adult communities in the context of each communities' specific cultural needs. The Transformation Team is a center that facilitates, coordinates, and connects the various Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression work within the UU youth and adult communities to UU denominational institution and society at large.
    25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108
    phone: (617) 948-6463

    The Virginia Organizing Project is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives. VOP especially encourages the participation of those who have traditionally had little or no voice in our society. By building relationships with individuals and groups throughout the state, VOP strives to get them to work together, democratically and non-violently, for change.
    703 Concord Avenue ~ Charlottesville, VA 22903-5208
    phone: (434) 984-4655

    The VISIONS, Inc. is a nonprofit training and consulting enterprise providing a variety of services that support organizations, communities, and individuals as they continue to clarify their diversity-related goals and engage in a dynamic process of multicultural development.
    48 Juniper Street ~ Roxbury, MA 02119
    phone: (617) 541-4100

    The Anti-Defamation League's A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE? Institute is a leading provider of anti-bias education and diversity training programs and resources. The Institute seeks to help participants: recognize bias and the harm it inflicts on individuals and society; explore the value of diversity; improve intergroup relations; and combat racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of prejudice and bigotry.
    phone: (212) 885-7811

    World Trust Educational Services, Inc. is a nonprofit educational organization whose vision is a vibrant, equitable, sustainable world that honors and embraces all people.
    8115 McCormick Avenue, Oakland, CA 94605
    phone: (510) 632-5156

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