Combatting the Sin of Racism

What You'll Get with this Workshop

  • Two hour session
  • Explore teaching strategies with a master teacher
  • Classroom-ready lesson plans
  • Instant, easy access — no expiration!
  • Receive a professional development certificate

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Workshop Overview

This Virtual Workshop is for Catholic school teachers, catechists, catechetical leaders and was originally presented to the Diocese of San Diego focusing on helping your students address and overcome the sin of Racism. This Workshop gives you a chance to explore content with a respected speaker, as well as discover and learn practical teaching strategies with ready-to-use classroom materials.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Professional Development Certificate: You may request your certificate by visiting this link.

Sophia Institute for Teachers is an independent, non-profit organization. Participants at our programs receive certificates stating the number of hours at each workshop and as proof of attendance. Each diocese will determine if/how these hours can be applied toward on-going teacher or catechist certification requirements. If you need official verification that attendance at our program will satisfy your requirements, please check with your principal and/or the appropriate person in your diocese.

Your Presenters


Anne Rennie joined the team at Sophia Institute for Teachers with eight years of teaching experience in Catholic schools. She assists with support, curriculum, and professional development programs. She has also taught faith formation, confirmation classes, and RCIA in parishes. Anne’s experience also includes several years in the business world and in higher ed administration. She has a BA in Liberal Studies, an Apostolic Catechetical Diploma from Magdalen College, and a Masters in Theological Studies from Saint John’s Seminary in Boston.


Danielle M. Brown is the Associate Director of the ad hoc Committee Against Racism at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In her role there, amongst many other duties, she speaks to dioceses, apostolates, and pastoral associations on various topics related to the Committee’s work and its relationship to evangelization; writes and edits pastoral tools as well as topical reports; and advises the Committee on all aspects of their work. Born and raised in the Archdiocese of Detroit, she is a lawyer licensed in the State of Michigan and a former Michigan Supreme Court appointed Commissioner for the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners. Before coming to the USCCB in May 2018, she served on several boards, commissions, and ministries, and co-founded one of the first I.D.916 chapters, a young adult discipleship model created by Ann Arbor based Renewal Ministries. She was a diocesan delegate to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Convocation of Catholic Leaders and the National Black Catholic Congress in 2017. Prior to joining the conference, she was a three-time governor appointed appellate administrative law judge in unemployment and workers compensation for the State of Michigan. Before those terms of service, she was an administrative law judge and an assistant deputy legal counsel to the Governor of the State of Michigan.

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