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Event Information

Rise ‘N’ Learn Webinar - Linking Anti-Blackness and Anti-Immigration

March 5, 2021

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.




Registration Fee:  $10 (payment must be made online at time of registration)

Format:  You will receive a link to the Zoom webinar and instructions a few days prior to the training, if your registration fee has been paid. The email will come from so please be sure to add this email address to your safe/white list or check your Junk/Spam folder if you cannot find the email in your inbox.

Presenter: Benji Hart, MA in Elementary Education, Freelancer

Overview: This workshop challenges both anti-Black and anti-immigrant sentiments, uniting Black and Brown communities in the fight for immigrant justice and abolition. Activities link the global backlash against immigrants to slavery and colonization—demonstrating how the deportation machines in places like Israel, Mexico, and the U.S. share a lineage with the same systems that once captured and forced Africans into servitude. Participants will understand how histories of Black repression are at the heart of all anti-immigrant policy, and the need for our communities to fight for Black liberation and immigrant justice as linked battles.

Learning Objectives:

  • Building solidarity between Black and brown communities.
  • Demonstrating all policing is rooted in anti-Blackness.
  • Challenge internal anti-Black and anti-immigrant sentiments.
  • Building support for defunding and abolishing policing institutions.

Continuing Education Credits:

2.0 CEU’s are available for LCSW, LCPC, LSW, LPC, and QIDP

All other professionals are encouraged to check with their respective licensing boards for questions about whether this workshop meets criteria for continuing education credits.

Following the event, attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation to complete.  Once the evaluation response window closes, CEU certificates will be emailed.  This process takes approximately 3 weeks following the event.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The registration fee is non-refundable

Professional development workshops are sponsored by a partnership between the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park TownshipRiveredge Hospital, and Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System.