So you've realized that as a white woman you've got some work to do personally and socially to confront racism and you desire to use your voice for racial justice. That's fantastic!
And you know you want and need to do this "work," but don't know where to start or how to begin.
Your eyes have been opened. You've read some books and have started to have some conversations yet, you still feel stuck on what to do next. You struggle between being called out and called in and maybe even feel paralyzed. You're not making much traction and you know your inaction is not the place you want to be in.
You might feel some shame or guilt. You want to move your feet and take action, but you worry you might make a mistake or offend someone. You fear being called out.
Does this sound like where you are in your social consciousness journey? Are you at the crossroad waiting for directions? Do you feel stuck in real or perceived shame? Are you ready to do the hard work to figure this out? Are you ready to learn the skills to confront racism personally and socially?
THIS is the right place for YOU to be!
Listen. On the journey of confronting your own racism and socially, you WILL be called out, called in and called forward. You will experience shame whether it's real or perceived. You will have to deal with your guilt. You will be afraid, make mistakes and offend along the way. It's part of the process. It's all supposed to happen on the Journey to Allyship.
And yes it will be emotional. It will be hard. You will be confronted and challenged. And you will push through it and thrive because you must. While you are having an internal battle within yourself on what to do - Black and Brown folks are trying to survive racism and oppression every day. They don't have time for you to take your time figuring it out. The time to take uncalculated, messy, imperfect, scary, emotional ACTION is now.
Deep down inside you also know that doing THIS work is just as much about saving yourself as it is about liberating others. And if you desire to do THIS work to be seen as a "good one," THIS is not your journey. You MUST know that your liberation from racism is directly tied to the plight of humanity. And your desire to take this journey is one beyond your own selfish needs.
And if you're ready to dedicate the next 12 months to confronting and eradicating racism personally and socially, no matter what, then this 12-month program is perfect for you.
If you don't know... "asking" people of color to teach is a no-no - the ask and expectation to do so is a racial microaggression. I realize this is YOUR work to do. I also realize when people are willing to listen and learn the teacher must teach.
If you are ready to learn and take the journey of Reckoning, Reconstruction, Revolution and Resiliency- let's get started.
It's not a time for denying, blaming, minimizing, or justifying racism in any form.
It's not the space for dissonance, derailment and defensiveness.
It's not the moment for procrastination and excuse making.
It's not the time for antagonizing and arguing.
It's not the time for silence and complacency.
None of this is tolerated on the journey.
You will embark on a personal journey to discover your own implicit and explicit biases and racism. You'll examine the macro and micro-systems of racism and begin to unlearn and disassociate from invisible traps that keep you attached to a system that is designed to erode the human spirit. Each month you will focus on a key structure of racism and detach from its power to be more conscious of its negative effects on humanity. On the journey you'll learn the skills for navigating your way through a personal reckoning, reconstruction, and revolution of self while learning to be more resilient as you grow as a racial justice activist and Ally.
Personal truth telling, brutal honesty and intentional accountability.
Taking responsibility for what you know, don't know and how you show up.
Questioning your beliefs and the willingness to release them.
Radical personal reckoning and active social reconciliation.
Listening more than you speak.
Refusal to shut down and leaning in when it hurts.
Leaping outside of your personal comfort zone.
Shifting from apathy to empathy.
Taking risks and putting skin in the game.
Being in a constant state of uncertainty and uncomfortableness.
Doing the work required and showing up with courage and integrity.
ALL of this is expected on the journey.
Preview of Your Journey | What You Will Learn
You must be dedicated. You must be committed to the 12-month journey.
Eradicating racism is not a quick fix. It's a marathon until you take your last breath.
Month 1: Seeing the Invisible System of Racism
Month 2: How You Fit Into the System
Month 3: Dealing with the Shame
Month 4: Transition From Fragility to Resiliency
Month 5: Unlearning Your Own Racism
Month 6: The Personal & Social Cost of In-Action
Month 7: How Allies Show Up
Month 8: Engaging with Antagonists
Month 9: Expanding Your Activism
Month 10: Organizing and Mobilizing Other Allies
Month 11: Leading Your Revolution
Month 12: Transitioning From Ally to Accomplice
TOOLS FOR THE JOURNEY
This program includes:
Monthly Educational Mentoring Calls: [Thursday - 7:00-8:00 PM CST] - These calls will be part lesson and part Q & A. Each call will provide you with a valuable lesson and tools to move through the process of reckoning with your racism and reconstructing a new way of thinking, being and engaging as a socially conscious woman.
Monthly Video Lesson: Illuminating Your Blindspots - Each lesson will illuminate implicit biases that keep you from seeing how racism is toxic to you and harmful to people of color. They include actionable steps to become more awakened and intentional about dismantling racial injustice.
Weekly Calls for Action: These weekly exercises will require to step way outside of your comfort zone and DO something that strengthens your resiliency muscle to boost your activism confidence.
Weekly Personal Purge Exercises: Each week you'll be provided with a transformational exercise designed to stretch you out of your comfort zone of silence, shame, and stagnation to eliminate complicity and complacency.
Monthly Resources and Weekly Support: You'll be provided with reading materials, resource lists, and audio and video lessons to equip you with the knowlede and skills necessary to eradicate your own racism and prepare for leading others in the racial justice revolution. Additionally, you will be able to ask questions, work through personal challenges and get individualized support in our private Facebook group through the duration of the program.
A Social Consciousness and Racial Justice Compass for Your Journey: Business survival and personal credibility in 2017 and beyond, requires you to have social consciousness skills, an inclusivity strategy and an anti-racism plan. No more business and friendships as usual. Consumers, colleagues and friends of color are demanding more.
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time.
But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine,
then let us work together.”
-- Lilla Watson, Activist, Academic and Artist --
WHEN YOU DO THIS WORK WITH INTENTION AND CONSISTENCY YOU CAN EXPECT:
Clarity and understanding about the pervasiveness and lethality of racism.
A personal cleansing from the toxicity of complicity and complacency.
A new social narrative with definitions, language and behaviors to navigate a new reality.
A renewed sense of self through transforming shame and silence into strategic action.
Effective skills for non-oppressive intersectional engagement.
Strategies for engaging in race talks, disrupting white spaces and resisting racial injustice.
Discover and develop your anti-racism voice to champion your racial justice movement.
A comprehensive plan for showing up as an effective Ally and making the transition to Accomplice.
Guidance on developing your personal and profesional inclusivity strategy and anti-racism plan.
Start Your Journey with the Once A Month Course Fee: $97.00 Monthly
A fee of $97 per month will be automatically drafted from your account. Your transaction is safe and your information will be kept confidential. This program requires a 12-month, non-refundable and non-transferable commitment. All sales are final.
A fee of $48.50 twice a month will be automatically drafted from your account. Your transaction is safe and your information will be kept confidential. This program requires a 12-month, non-refundable and non-transferable commitment. All sales are final.
Start Your Journey with the Bi-Monthly Course Fee: $48.50 Twice a Month
COURSE INTEGRITY AGREEMENTS
Be sure you are 100% committed to the course expectations. There will be no refunds.
Show up. Engage fully. Do the work and don't make excuses.
This is serious work and my time is valuable. Honor and respect the emotional labor provided for your growth.
I reserve the right to remove any participant who becomes combative and destructive to the group.
Honor and respect the presence and perspective of others.
Do what you need to take care of yourself, but refuse to quit or retreat. People of color don't get respite from your racism.
Commit to the emotional, spiritual, psychological and financial commitments of this journey.