Frequently Asked Questions

Are AREA and REI the same thing?

No. AREA is a local anti-racism group that is part of a network in North Carolina and nationwide. Each county has a team who contracts with the Racial Equity Institute (REI) based in Greensboro, NC to provide racial equity training to members of our community.

REI creates and teaches their racial equity curriculum.

AREA organizes the administrative components of the training locally, including registration, facilities, catering, etc. so that community members can receive REI’s curriculum.

AREA supports the existence of alumni networks stemming from the REI trainings, through local community groups and racial affinity caucus groups

I attended REI’s Phase I in another county/city/state. Can I get involved locally?


What does it cost to attend racial equity training?

  • Individual – $300
  • Group (3 or more registered together) – $285 each
  • Senior Citizen/Student – $190

You’ll also receive an electronic workbook after the training filled with references and extra reading material.

We don’t want financial restraints to be the reason that you can’t attend a workshop. Please email us at

What payment methods can I use?

On the registration form, you can pay with a credit card or paypal.
For paying by check, please contact organizers at for more details. 

I was fortunate to be able to be part of a Racial Equity Institute workshop. It was a life-changing learning experience. I find myself often sharing information that I learned from the instructors when talking with friends and colleagues. The history and legal issues are something we all need to know and understand, regardless of our race.

M.J. Wilkerson, Director of Alamance County Public Libraries

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