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Dismantling Racism training seeks to increase "racial understanding, healing and reconciliation." It is offered several times throughout the year and is required for all parish clergy and all lay leaders, including vestry members.  Trainings are offered by the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing.

The training was adjusted in 2012 to "reflect the fruit of several conversations conducted by the Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism (now the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing)," said Dr. Catherine Meeks, executive director of the Center "We re-framed the training in a way that makes the experience a part of the ongoing spiritual formation of the participants."

Training runs for one day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. Although there is no fee to take the training, pre-registration is required no later than one week in advance of the class date. Each class is limited to 25 people. No more than six people from the same parish/organization can take the class on the same day. 

Currently, the Dismantling Racism Training will be held online via Zoom from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.  To participate in the online training, you must have access to video and audio capabilities on your computer or mobile device. If two people in the same home/building are taking the class on the same date, they MUST be on two separate devices in different rooms. The registration process remains the same. Class size will remain limited to 25 people. Online training is temporary. In-person classes will resume when permitted. All in-person classes are held only throughout the Diocese of Atlanta.



Available class dates are listed below. You can select your desired class date after you click to register. Please be aware, the class you select may be full even if it does not show "Registration Closed." 

Members of the Diocese of Atlanta:
Click the link below on the left to select your date and to register.

Outside of the Diocese of Atlanta:

For those outside of or not affiliated with the Diocese of Atlanta, there is a $50.00 fee per person for the class. Click the link below on the right to select your date, register and pay. Payment must be made in full to receive the link to join the class you select. Payments are non-refundable. If you are not able to take the class you registered for, you can select another available class within the same year. To change a paid class date, send an email to the address below. 

For questions, email

2023 Dismantling Racism Training Class Schedule 

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - Registration Closed

  • Saturday, January 28, 2023 - Registration Closed

  • Thursday, February 16, 2023 - Registration Closed

  • Saturday, February 25, 2023 - Registration Closed

  • Thursday, March 9, 2023 - Registration Closed

  • Saturday, March 18, 2023 - Registration Closed

  • Saturday, April 22, 2023 - Registration Closed

  • Saturday, May 13, 2023 - Registration Closed

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - Registration Closed

  • Saturday, June 10, 2023 - Registration Closed

  • Saturday, June 24, 2023 - Registration Closed

  • Thursday, July 13, 2023 - Registration Closed

  • Saturday, July 15, 2023

  • Monday, August 7, 2023

  • Saturday, August 12, 2023

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2023

  • Saturday, September 16, 2023

  • Thursday, October 12, 2023

  • Saturday, October 21, 2023

  • Thursday, December 7, 2023

  • Saturday, December 9, 2023

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