Racism in Death Care 2.0: The Conversation Must Continue
The Conversation MUST Continue
Anita Grant and I created this course last year to support death care professionals from all walks (funeral directors, embalmers, doulas, medical examination, and forensic teams). Our intentions were also mostly and deeply rooted in responding proactively to the public massacre of countless black men and women at the hands of those who swore to serve and protect. Sadly, senseless violence, murder, and hatred continue to permeate throughout our society. As death care professionals, we are responsible for seeking information and resources that not only educate but alter our perspectives and deepen the levels of service we provide to ALL PEOPLE. The conversation must continue. Let's learn from one another.
*For those of you who have taken the course already please know that while some of the information will remain the same, there will be new information presented.*
This course will consist of both a presentation and an interactive real-time Q&A which will focus on the following objectives:
1. Providing non-black funeral professionals with a brief black history lesson that highlights and explores black cultural funeral and burial practices.
2. Dissecting the unspoken grievances that black and brown families harbor against white death care professionals in today’s social climate.
3. Addressing racism and grief from the perspective of black and brown death care professionals.
4. Confronting implicit bias, ignorance, and prejudice against black and brown death care professionals, decedents, and patron families.
5. Answering questions about racism, implicit bias, and prejudice from non-black death care professionals.
This course is certified for 1.5 CE Credits through the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time and I look forward to interacting with you online next week.
Love, Peace, and Blessings,
Joe'l Simone Anthony