We are proud to partner with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond to bring a valuable opportunity for leaders living, working, worshipping, or volunteering in Ocean or Monmouth Counties to participate in the workshop: 

Undoing Racism®/Community Organizing

Note: The workshop spans three full days from 10am to 4pm daily. You are required to make a commitment to attending all three full days. We are offering two options:

  • Option 1: Virtual Series (20 spots available) - Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16; or,
  • Option 2: In-person Series (30 spots available) - Tuesday, July 25 through Thursday, July 27 

Each session of this highly sought after program has limited capacity; we will invite participants to register based on a quick application process. The application can be accessed below. Deadline to apply is June 23 and all applicants will hear back by June 27.

If you already applied, we have your application and will get in touch with you soon.


If you have any concerns about personal or professional barriers to participation, please contact Vicki Fernandez at  Vicki@GruninFoundation.org to discuss.

More information about the Workshop:

The fabric of racism is inextricably woven and constructed into the founding principles of the United States. Racism was done and it can be undone through effective anti-racist organizing with, and in accountable relationship to the communities most impacted by racism. The People’s Institute believes that effective community, systems and institutional change happens when those who serve as agents of transformation understand the foundations of race and racism and how they continually function as a barrier to community self-determination, self-sufficiency, and interdependency.

Participants in the Undoing Racism®/Community Organizing workshop will experience a humanistic process for laying a foundation to explore how we have been racialized, socialized, and conditioned to think about race and racism.

Class, power and institutional/individual relationships to and within communities will be analyzed first. As power is analyzed, how people play a role in maintaining the current disparate racial outcomes that every system and institution produces will be explored.

This intensive, interactive process challenges participants to analyze themselves first, then the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice.

Participants will:

  • Develop a common language and analysis for examining racism in the United States;
  • Develop a common definition of racism and an understanding of its different forms: individual, institutional, linguistic, and cultural;
  • Understand their own connection to institutional racism and its impact on their lives and work;
  • Understand why people are poor and the role of institutions in exacerbating institutional racism, particularly for people and communities of color;
  • Understand the historical context for how racial classifications in the United States came to be and how and why they are maintained;
  • Understand the historical context for how U.S. institutions came to be and who they have been designed to serve;
  • Understand how everyone in the U.S., including white people, are adversely impacted by racism every day, everywhere;
  • Address surface assumptions about how your work is (or is not) affected by racism;
  • Develop awareness and understanding about how racism is manifesting in people’s lives and work, and how to begin to organize to Undoing Racism®
  • Gain knowledge about how to be more effective and humanistic: in the work you do, in organizations you’re a part of, with your community, your family;
  • Understand the role of community organizing and building effective multiracial coalitions as a means for Undoing Racism®.


If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Fernandez at  Vicki@GruninFoundation.org or 732-244-2010.