Sat, Apr 16 | GoodWork

Drop a Pin

 Drop a Pin

Time & Location

Apr 16, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
GoodWork, 1808 S Good Latimer Expy, Dallas, TX 75226, USA

About the Event

To be an effective changemaker, each of us needs to awaken to where we are personally located in our understanding of race and racial injustice in America and how that understanding informs our ongoing antiracism commitment.

In this workshop, participants will learn the seven phases of the racial consciousness continuum. They will identify where they are currently located on the continuum and recognize the steps necessary to advance through it, so that together we can heal the wounds of racial injustice to create a just and peaceful society.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify where they are currently located on the continuum
  • Build resilience to mitigate the risk of regression
  • Develop skills and practices to progress their racial consciousness
  • Effectively engage with people in various phases on the continuum

Participants will have the opportunity for honest self-reflection, deepen their self-awareness, identify specific areas for personal growth, and build accountability partnerships with other changemakers.

All participations will receive a certificate of completion.

Donation: A $30 donation is requested as a gift of reciprocity to support the expenses associated with producing the workshop. All are welcome. To inquire about scholarship opportunities please email

Registration includes beverages (provided in your personal Peace & Conciliation Project mug), light snacks, and a Peace & Conciliation Project journal.

Workshop Trainers

Moira Cary is a human rights and social justice activist whose advocacy engages critical race theory and white privilege. As the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator in the SMU Dedman School of Law and as a member of Southern Methodist University’s Task Force on Social Justice and Equity, she is passionate about creating educational spaces to explore white identity and dismantle white supremacy in Dallas and beyond. Moira sits on the Board of Directors of Peace & Conciliation Project, an antiracism nonprofit, and through Workplace Peace Institute, facilitates racial equity dialogues. Prior to her work at Southern Methodist University, Moira spent three years working at Dallas CASA advocating for foster youth navigating the juvenile justice and child welfare system. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Gonzaga University and a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Social Justice from Southern Methodist University.

Chad Pendarves is a racial equity consultant, conflict specialist and servant leader, dedicated to creating equitable spaces with dignity and prosperity for all. He wholeheartedly believes in the adage, “if we all do a little, none of us has to do a lot…grab a corner and lift with your legs.” As a political and social justice activist, Chad is a proponent of bold, intersectional policies and systems change aimed at dismantling structural barriers and discriminatory norms. He has a comprehensive background in public relations and community outreach. Chad received his Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management from Southern Methodist University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Texas. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Peace & Conciliation Project, and the Black Alumni of SMU.

Dr. Robyn Short (she/her/hers) is the founder and CEO of Workplace Peace Institute and the founder and Board Chair of Peace & Conciliation Project. She is an organization systems design consultant and researcher, peace-building trainer, mediator, racial equity consultant and coach, and restorative justice facilitator. She is the founder and publisher of GoodMedia Press, an independent book publisher whose mission is to promote peace and social justice through books and other media.  Dr. Short is an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University in the Master of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution program, the Master of Leadership and Negotiation at Bay Path University, and the College of Innovation and Design at Texas A&M at Commerce  Dr. Short has authored four books on peace building.

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