Antiracism Study Dialogue Circles (ASDIC) Metamorphosis is an esteemed antiracism workshop provider, originally based in Saint Paul and now operating from Montevideo, MN, across Minnesota and nationally. ASDIC has worked across different sectors, customizing its work to the particular focus and formats needed by organizations. ASDIC’s programs are noted for their depth of analysis, opportunity for dialogue and reflection, building of relationship and community, and lasting transformative change. ASDIC was founded in 2004 by Okogyeamon, a former monk, teacher, and now ordained UCC minister, and Margery Otto, an attorney.
Antiracism Study Dialogue Circles provide antiracism dialogue experiences that build awareness, knowledge, communication across structures of domination, motivation and commitment. All workshops conclude with individual and collective planning for racial justice, with participants transferring the knowledge learned into the contexts of their own lives. ASDIC assists host organizations in developing concrete implementation plans, empowering participants with the motivation and skills to create a new, racially just society.
ASDIC offers a wide range of services to businesses and organizations seeking to improve their capacity and competence in interacting with communities and individuals of color, seeking to reduce institutional racial disparities, and wishing to more fully embody their moral concern for racial justice and for justice and equity in structures, policies, decisions and practices. This work requires addressing underlying assumptions, perspectives, and practices arising out of the of U.S. racial legacy.
We invite you to join us on November 28th for a special online fundraiser event titled, "ASDIC for Times Such As This," with special guest Dr. Joe Feagin, currently Ella C. McFadden Professor at Texas A & M University. To learn more about Dr. Joe Feagin, click here. Join us for an evening of testimonials on the work on ASDIC in the last year and hear exciting upcoming news on a name change and online curriculum. You won't want to miss this!
Visit www.asdicircle.org to find out more about upcoming dialogue circles, workshops and ongoing programming.