2018 Community Dialogue Series

Sarasota Anti-Racism Working Group

The Sarasota Anti-Racism Working Group grew out of a series of community dialogues titled, “Engaging Race, Understanding Racism: A Community Dialogue Series,” which took place in 2018 at the Peace Education and Action Center. As part of this dialogue series, forty individuals from Sarasota and Manatee Counties participated in an Undoing Racism workshop that the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond facilitated. After this workshop, many of the participants decided to keep the group going by forming the anti-racism working group. Learning, laughing and struggling together, we’ve worked to create opportunities for our community to understand how race and racism impacts the life chances and outcomes of every single person in Sarasota and Manatee counties and how we might change this.


We specifically work to empower individuals and institutions to dismantle racism through education and community organizing. We seek to strengthen our community by transforming relationships and systems to ensure racial justice and deepen our understanding of our mutual humanity.

To learn more contact PEACenter@gmail.com.

Click here to check out some of the Anti-Racist Working Group's past events

Manasota Anti-Racism Coalition

A project of the Sarasota Anti-Racism Working Group, the Coalition seeks to foster communication and build a support structure for local organizations to combat institutional racism and white supremacy.


Undoing Racism Workshops

Past "Undoing Racism" Workshops:

March 2018 - Sponsored by the Peace Education and Action Center

July 2019 - Sponsored by the Center for PAInT at USFSM. 

Donate here to support the work of the Anti-Racism Working Group.

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Upcoming Events


Access the Sarasota Activist Calendar here and find out what events the PEACenter is sponsoring.



We have a local speakers bureau, a resource library and links to local organizations working for social change.

Get Active 


A number of local groups work under our umbrella including the local anti-racist coalition.  Please reach out to us to get involved.


The PEACenter is an anti-racist, grassroots, multi-issue organization working for peace, justice, and non-violent social change.

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​Telephone: 941-545-5635

Email: peacenter@gmail.com