Antiracism Study-Dialogue Circles
Antiracism programs that create community, relationship and transformative change, through shared study, dialogue and action.
Our Mission is to foster wholeness, spin webs of relationship, and untangle knots of oppression.
ASDIC is devoted to reducing racism by bringing people together across racial and cultural boundaries to explore the very thing that divides us - the structures of racial domination that create our differing life experiences and that deeply shape us individually and collectively. Join us in this journey!
CONGRATULATIONS to ASDIC Duluth!
for receiving the 2010 Touchstone Award for Inclusiveness
The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation recognizes the ASDIC program in Duluth for its pivotal role in fostering inclusiveness, setting a standard of excellence, and making major contributions to the Duluth/Superior community. The Touchstone Award for Inclusiveness, the culminating award at a luncheon attended by a record crowd of over 250 people, comes with at $2,500 honorarium. This Award recognizes work of the three organizations that have co-sponsored ASDIC Circles in Duluth/Superior for the past five years: Community Action Duluth, Peace United Church of Christ, and YWCA Duluth. Xavior Bell, Program Director of Community Action Duluth, gave a deep, powerful and loving acceptance speech, encouraging us to look each other face to face and wonder, yes wonder, what it is that is separating us and causing such devastating impacts in our communities.
ASDIC Receives The Saint Paul Foundation 2010 Facing Race Ambassador Award
Human Rights Advocate Nontombi Naomi Tutu addressed the topic of ending racism in her keynote speech on April 19, 2010
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Perkins, Otto: Hard conversations that help build relationships
For many of us, Saturdays are a day to sleep a little later and linger over a cup of coffee. But for hundreds of people in our community, Saturday mornings have become a time to roll out of bed early and join others in reflective conversations about racism.
East Metro Antiracism initiative aims to disarm racism through intense dialogue
It started out four years ago as a staff-training program at Hamline University in St. Paul.
Since then the Antiracism Study-Dialogue Circles (ASDIC) Alliance program has fanned out across the east metro community, giving people of all ethnicities neutral places to engage in sometimes-difficult conversations about facing racism.
"Minnesota Voices: Two Lifetimes Fighting Racism" From Twin Cities Daily Planet