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Online Asynchronous Training

Anti-Racism Training Individual Registration

TRAINING OPENS APRIL 1ST! REGISTER NOW! This 6-hour asynchronous training appropriate for individuals who are seeking to learn about the history and function of racism, unpack concepts such as racial bias, identity, white privilege, improve their allyship and take action toward ending racism.

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Anti-Racism Training Individual Registration
Anti-Racism Training Individual Registration

Time & Location

Apr 01, 2022, 5:00 PM CDT – Dec 31, 2022, 5:00 PM CST

Online Asynchronous Training

About this Training

**This course has been revised and updated to include new content, and revised existing content to enhance participants' experience and provide a stronger foundation and inspire action!**

Are You Ready To Talk About Racism? 

Racism. It is a word that elicits strong emotion, and often even stronger opinions. Taking the step to engage in anti-racism work may seem intimidating, or maybe you already feel confident in your knowledge of racial justice and in your allyship. Regardless of where you sit on that spectrum, this training is one that can have benefit for everyone. Whether you are a social service or mental health professional pursuing a unique and impactful continuing education experience, a student, or anyone regardless of profession who is seeking to learn and grow in anti-racist allyship, this virtual training experience will challenge you, and expose you to knowledge and skills to gain better understanding of racial justice and allyship.  This is a virtual training, with 3 modules. The training is asynchronous, designed for participants to be able to take breaks as they need to, and to work at their own pace. Participants will have 30 days to complete the training once they begin. 

The videos within this training include Open Captions in English. For other accessibility needs or accommodations, contact

Participants will: 

Learn about historical events, ideologies, and social structures, and how they inform modern day beliefs, bias, and perception

Analyze concepts of racial identity, bias, privilege, and prejudice 

Reflect on their own identity, bias, privilege, and prejudice Identify strategies to engage in difficult conversations 

Reflect on ways to integrate anti-racism work into their daily lives

6 CE hours available! 

The Borderland Rainbow Center under sponsor number 7798 has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners to offer continuing education contact hours to social workers. The approved status of The Borderland Rainbow Center, Continuing Education Service expires annually on July 31.  If you hold a license in another State or discipline, it is not guaranteed that our content will meet your requirements.  We recommend that you check with your licensing body for any requirements and allowances.

Training Modules Overview 

Learn: Anti-Racism Training Module 1 (approx. 2.5 hours) What does it mean to be anti-racist?  Module 1 of Anti-Racism Training will explore that question, and will unpack the relationship between historical events, institutional frameworks, the ideology of white supremacy, and how those things come together to construct the social norms, stereotypes, and bias which inform our perception and behavior.    

Reflect: Anti-Racism Training Module 2 (approx. 2 hours) Identity, personal bias, white privilege, colorism, and prejudice. ​These are concepts that are not easy to talk about, and often bring up strong feelings, including anger, guilt, and denial. In Module 2 of Anti-Racism Training, we are going to unpack them, reflect on how they impact you, and offer you some tools to start making changes.    

Evolve: Anti-Racism Training Module 3 (approx 1.5 hours) Becoming an Anti-Racist Ally is a big step, and it is not a one-time decision. Being an ally means making decisions every day about whether you will stand up, or stay silent.  In Module 3 of Anti-Racism Training​ we will discuss how to be an ally, tone policing, emotional labor, how to have difficult conversations, how and where you can take action, and how your decisions to become an anti-racist ally can impact your outlook on the world and your relationships. 

**Special notice, we will be conducting a pre- and post-test for this training. The data collected from these surveys will be utilized to assess the impact of the training, identify demographics, inform research concerning training methodology, and may be utilized in future trainings and publications. Your name and contact information will not be shared.** 

Facilitated by Ashley Heidebrecht, LMSW 

Ashley has worked in the field of social services for over a decade. Ashley worked at a Kansas non-profit for 8 years, providing individual and group community-based services to children, adults, and families diagnosed with a severe emotional disturbance, and creating and facilitating multiple workshops and parenting classes, and the last 6 years at that agency served as a supervisor of 80 staff with a client base of over 200 children and families. Since leaving that agency in 2015, Ashley has provided case management and trauma support for families recovering from homelessness, and has become active in community organizing and advocacy, particularly surrounding migrant child detention, LGBTQ rights, racial equity, and reproductive rights, and has completed her Master of Social Work degree.  Most recently, Ashley has served LGBTQ youth and adults in group and individual settings, engaged in casework with the Deaf community, and focused on immigrant rights and fighting against family separation and child detention. Ashley now serves as the Education and Content Manager for the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso, creating and facilitating training and continuing education rooted in social justice. Ashley focuses heavily on advocacy and education, providing educational opportunities to improve community awareness and allyship, and engaging in regional and national initiatives to fight discrimination. Ashley is also working to mobilize social workers across the Nation to become more engaged in social justice initiatives.

Course Contributions

Diana Martinez, DRIEP Education and Content Manager

Dr. Robert Reece, Consultant, DRIEP Fellow


  • Early Bird General Public

    This ticket includes access to the full 6-hour training and does NOT include CEUs. This registration is appropriate for anyone in the general public who is not a social work/mental health professional seeking continuing education for licensure. Training access will begin April 1st at 5pm CST.

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  • Early Bird CEU Registration

    This ticket includes access to the full 6-hour training and does include CE hours. This registration is appropriate for anyone who is a social work/mental health professional seeking continuing education for licensure. Access to this course will open April 1st at 5pm CST.

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