“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’re angry after the strangling death of George Floyd, have mixed feelings about the protests, or are confused why this movement has caught on around the world, but you want to feel better, get some clarity, and understand, then you have a choice to make.
You can read all you can, 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 a group of people who are also seeking understanding you can shift your 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 structure that so many of us don’t even see. This 4-hour intensive gives you facts about how racism was created in America, helps you recognize your own defensiveness so you can overcome it, and gives you practical actions you can take to disrupt the racist system.
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.
Be brave. Get engaged. End racism.
• Gain knowledge on the creation of race and racism
• Increase awareness of your own defense mechanisms around race and ways to overcome them
• Receive integrated self-care techniques to manage emotional discomfort
• Understand anti racism and gain a better idea of how and when to stand up
• Leave with two to three actions that you are comfortable to do and ideas for actions to work up to
• 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.
December 5, 1:00-5:00PM ET, November 7, 1:00-5:00PM ET, October 17, 1:00-5:00PM ET, September 26, 1:00-5:00PM ET