Our 3-hour workshop focuses on conversation dynamics and the tools necessary to remain grounded when discussing complex issues such as race and racism. We define groundedness as the capacity to remain aware of one’s internal and external environment from a non-judgmental, non-shaming, open, and curious perspective. This capacity is vital for meaningful conversations and forms the basic foundation of resilience that is crucial for transformative learning about race and racism. This is an ideal workshop for groups and organizations curious about the introductory skills needed to effectively learn about race, racism, and anti-racism.
7-Session (13 Hours total) Anti-racism Seminar
The 13-hour seminar equips participants with the necessary skills/tools to: 1) be able to describe, define, and attend to internalized, interpersonal, and structural racism, 2) compassionately attend to the inner stirrings of their conscience (i.e. culturally racist ideologies) that socialize people to explain away racism by other means (i.e. criminality, genetic inferiority, stereotypes, etc.) and succumb to racial exceptionalism, and 3) discern what anti-racist compassionate actions they can engage in, both immediate and long term.
11-Session (1.5 Hours/Session) Anti-racism Course
This is the full Racial Resilience program. This course includes everything mentioned in the 7-session seminar. The additional five sessions allow participants to practice using the skills they are developing during the course and gain facility with each movement before moving on to the next. Whether we acknowledge it or not, race thinking is steeped in our consciousness. As such, unlearning racist racial narratives and developing a new anti-racist way of knowing is a lifetime commitment. The 11-session course is designed to give people and organizations the space to grow into this new way of being in the world.
Educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and businesses seeking authentically to respond to a desire for social justice may find themselves at a loss for how to do this effectively. Our consultation services are targeted to meet this need. We recognize the difficulty in translating an authentic desire for racial justice into an effective business structure. Our goal is to help organizations name that desire and translate that desire into effective and sustainable organizational action.