Our offerings fall into three distinct areas: *Raising awareness and knowledge of structural racism and systems of oppression. *Personal development and transformation. *Collective decision making and conflict resolution. Along with our regularly offerings, we do also custom design sessions to meet the needs and budget of clients. Please contact us today to co-create the right offering for your group or organization.
Sisterhood Circle- FREE ADMISSION Join us every other month as we create a space for healing, storytelling and radical self love. Using the Peacemaking Circle process, we co-create a container for healing from trauma, intersectional oppression and internalized racial oppression. We offer opportunity to reconnect to our historical support network of other women and female-identified spirits. These support systems have been intentionally targeted through oppression and often cause isolation and depression. All voices are valued in the Circle and help deepen our connection as community. We ask only those who self-identify as womxn attend these sessions.
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Women of Color Healing Circle- Join us every other month as we create a space for healing, storytelling and radical self love. Using the Peacemaking Circle process, we co-create a container for healing from trauma, intersectional oppression and internalized racial oppression. We offer opportunity to reconnect to our historical support network of other women and female-identified spirits. These support systems have been intentionally targeted through oppression and often cause isolation and depression. All voices are valued in the Circle and help deepen our connection as community. We ask only those who self-identify as women or female-identified persons of color attend these sessions.
The Structure of Race in the U.S. - In this comprehensive workshop, participants will learn the historical establishment of race as a social construct and perpetuation of systemic racism. Participants will be presented with definitions and examples of how institutional, cultural and internalized racism work to reinforce multiple systems of racism within their sector. This knowledge will provide participants the foundation for identifying manifestations of structural racism and articulate how those structures are interlinked to build the systems of racial oppression.
You Went to an Anti-Racism Training, Now What??- In this specialized workshop, we focus on the detailed racial components within institutions and how they operate to maintain a system of power based on racial status. Participants will gain an understanding of the structure of racial oppression and how institutional racism is embedded in and manifests within an organizational structure. With these foundational concepts, groups can work to articulate the importance of racial equity within their institution and concrete action steps to continue that journey.
Liberated Gatekeeper- At all levels of our society we are gatekeepers. Each of us have access to information, resources and people that can benefit others’ life outcomes. Each of us have a sphere of influence that impacts those we either serve, work with or work for. This workshop looks at how gatekeeping manifests in organizations, communities and groups; how implicit bias impacts our follow of resources and how we engage others based on race and privilege. We will look at strategies to acknowledge and dismantle that bias and help each participant toward the path of liberation.
Cultural Racism and Cross-Cultural Relationships- This in-depth workshop we look at how implicit bias, privilege and racial hierarchy impact our behavior and interpersonal interactions across racial lines. Participants will analyze the imagery, movies, social media and messages we deliver to explain the standing of people of color in society. The session will then split to provide protected space where participants of color can identify collusion with white supremacy and white participants will identify manifestations of privilege and white supremacy. This knowledge will help participants create a system of accountability in their relationships with individuals of different races and allow those with multi-racial identities to embrace their full identity. Concrete action steps will be developed to build relationships of support and allyship required for societal change.
Internalized Racial Oppression: Superiority and Inferiority- This two part workshop will define and identify how the systems and culture of racial oppression in the United States has been internalized by individuals and manifest through levels of gatekeeping. The group will gain understanding of the role systemic devaluing, undermining, marginalizing, and disadvantaging of certain racial identities in contrast to the privileged norm has impacted the self-awareness, self-esteem and collective identity of people of color, while creating a collective identity of superiority, empowerment and access to institutional power expressing itself as unearned privileges and invisible advantages for white people. The second stage will provide protected space where participants of color can gain understanding of the acceptance of and acting out of an inferior definition of self and other people of color, along with providing space for multi-racial participants who may experience internalized inferiority differently. White participants will confront the acceptance of and acting out of a superior definition of self and one’s culture, along with understanding of the role of white allies in racial equity. Each group will be provided with information and tools to challenge these definitions and create liberating practices.
Oppression Intersections- This is a three part series of workshops that address the intersections of race and gender, sexual expression and various levels of ableism. As our society is faced with the harsh truth about the various forms of oppression, we take an in-depth look at how those oppressions are based in racism. We look at how race deepens the barriers of access, safety, mental health and upward mobility. This is a deeper dive into the structures and impacts of social norms that have created generational impacts. Participants will be equipped with strategies to face their own biases and how to be an ally for various target groups without losing the quest for racial equity.
Are you Out for Racial Justice?- Oppression thrives on splitting marginalized groups to limit mobilization against those oppressing, usually leaving the most impacted isolated from resources and support. The fight for LGBTQ equality has not been immune to this splitting. The LGBTQ movements have long had leaders of color, yet few LGBTQ-focused organizations centered the leadership of queer and transgender people of color. This lack of focus on racial justice continues to divide LGBTQ communities and communities of color, further marginalizing those most impacted by racism and homophobia–LGBTQ people of color.