Learn how you’ve been manipulated to believe the myth of race, face your defenses to discussing race, and create a practical plan to take action.
Saturday, June 13, 1-5PM ET
With the viral video of Amy Cooper threatening Christian Cooper with a 911 call, the video of Tom Austin questioning the right of four black men to use the gym in his building, the police strangling of George Floyd, the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbrey by random white men, and the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor in her bed, more white people are seeing what people of color have always known. Racism is alive and well.
Fortunately, more white people want to do something about it other than just distance themselves from the perpetrators. Because the truth is that most of us have been raised on the same myths about race and racism and it colors all of our thinking and interactions, whether we know it or not, unless we specifically examine our beliefs and behaviors.
That means that the stereotype of the redneck bigot is a myth because as you can see in the links above, city folks up North can be just as racist. That means that by consoling yourself that you’re not like Amy Cooper, it moves you away from honestly examining your own beliefs and behaviors.
If you’re tired of being outraged on social media and you’re ready to find out what YOU can do to stop this injustice, then sign up for this 4-hour intensive workshop. We’ll cover the facts about how racism began, why it’s so prevalent in American society, and learn practical steps we can all take on a daily basis to challenge the racist system and possibly save a life in the future. Choose the actions that are easiest for you to make the biggest impact. Learn how all of us make choices every day that are either racist or anti racist, whether we hold racist beliefs or not.
Some people are already taking action. This is great to start the conversation. Here’s another article about this social justice warrior. Now let’s figure out how to change OUR behavior to influence others. This isn’t about blame, shame, or guilt. This is about learning the facts so we can choose differently. Lives depend on it.
What You’ll Get:
• An overview of how and why racism was created so you have a comeback for the racists in your life
• A discussion of the various ways people avoid looking at themselves and the issue of race so you can overcome your own fear
• Integrated self-care to help you manage your emotional and physical responses and get out of your own way
• A discussion of specific ways you can change your thinking and behavior so you can become more anti racist
• A short discussion how getting involved with groups is different than taking individual action and why both are good
• A recommended reading/viewing list for continued learning
• Followup communication for accountability
This intensive provides the research you don’t have time to do in an easily digestible format integrated with the self-care so you get the most out of it. You’re lovingly held accountable for your beliefs and actions in class and afterwards with followup emails. If you’re looking to make a real shift in your thinking that can change your life and possibly save the life of another, this workshop is a way to do it.
Questions? Email me at BeBrave [at] sacilarmstrong.com.