“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” (Audre Lorde) This intensive will move you from anxiety and confusion about systemic racism and racial trauma to knowing how to be an ally (if you’re white) and how to stop racism (regardless of the color of your skin).
“Sacil’s workshop is essential to anyone wanting to be part of the solution to racism in America.” -Mr. Kim Kristensen, WarriorMediator: Training, Coaching, & Mediation
I’ve been outspoken about “isms” for most of my life. I’ve always been someone to stand up for people who can’t speak for themselves, who are underrepresented or ignored. Whether it was age, gender, ability, race, it didn’t matter. Feeling like I didn’t fit in helped me to be loud about injustice because I didn’t have to worry about my friends shutting me out if they didn’t agree.
I know most people do have a group that they don’t want to offend. They have solidarity with family, school friends, other mothers, coworkers. It’s so much easier to just go along and not rock the boat.
But things are shifting now. If you can’t feel it, I’m telling you – they are. If you:
• are angry after the unjustified killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain & others
• have mixed feelings about why and how people are protesting
• are confused about systemic racism
• don’t know how to be an ally,
but you want to feel better, get some clarity, and understand, then you have a choice to make.
You can read (making a conscious effort to support Black authors or not), watch the news (knowing it’s biased because all the media in the U.S. is controlled by just 5 companies), look for Black voices to follow and try to figure it out on your own, (knowing that you’re making mistakes, but not knowing what they are). Or you can do some intensive inner work with a professional facilitator and others who are also seeking to understand and shift their thinking.
“Best investment I made this year!” -Barbara Zuckerman Portzline, Founder: Organizational Rebel
This isn’t about white privilege or the Black experience. It’s about the racist system that so many of us don’t even see. This 4-hour intensive gives you facts about how racism was embedded in America’s foundation, helps you recognize your own defensiveness so you can overcome it, and gives you practical actions you can take to disrupt systemic racism.
Plus, you receive integrated self-care when we pause to check in with our bodies and emotions so we can all stay in learning mode. With nobody blaming you for your color, or shaming you for your ancestry, or guilting you for not knowing, we can get to the business of learning why we think the way we do about race and how we can do better.
• Learn about the creation of race and racism
• Recognize your own defense mechanisms around race and ways to overcome them
• Use self-care techniques to manage emotional discomfort
• Understand systemic racism and racial trauma
• Know how to be an ally
• Leave with some specific actions that you can take today
• Recommended reading/viewing list
• 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.
Intensives are on Saturday afternoons, 1:00-5:00PM ET. This gives you the morning to prepare, and (I hope) you don’t have to work the next day so you can process what you’ve learned.
Questions? Contact me in the chatbox below.
April 10, 1:00-5:00PM ET, December 5, 1:00-5:00PM ET, February 20, 1:00-5:00PM ET, January 23, 1:00-5:00PM ET, March 13, 1:00-5:00PM ET