Advanced Racial Healing Training
Six Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm Pacific Time
4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
Live Online Instruction
Meets live on Zoom for 2 hours/week for 6 sessions
18 Professional Development Hours*
Weekly small group sessions
*This course qualifies for professional development credit hours. Learn more here.
Embodied Allyship™ is an opportunity to continue our development toward skillful BE-ing and empowered DO-ing in the work of Racial Healing. Participants will explore their individual racial identities and the sensibilities required to become productive allies. Live Zoom classes will include affinity group work, practice with anti-racist tools, and exercises to heal and deepen embodiment, increasing the capacity for forgiveness, compassion and empathy. Content will include in-depth learning to develop racial literacy and strengthen the ability to effectively disrupt systemic whiteness. At a time when division has sent people scrambling to their safe affinity spaces, this course is the place where participants of all races are lovingly held and coached through the often uncomfortable work of looking through the eyes of the other. With successful course completion, you will receive an anti-bias training certificate and the option to earn continuing education units from two organizations offering credits for a modest fee (CEU’s).
As a result of this training, participants will:
Explore individual racial identity with greater depth;
Deepen racial literacy;
Develop skills using various anti-racist tools and exercises;
Enhance critical emotional competencies necessary for both healing and allyship.
Challenge/disrupt systemic whiteness at the personal, interpersonal, institutional, and societal levels;
Connect with a caring community committed to racial healing and justice; and
Commit to the lifelong work of embodied allyship.
Weekly Live Sessions
Participants will engage in deep conceptual learning, interactive exercises, personal reflection, and dedicated small group exploration. Mindfulness, meditation, and a variety of other healing practices will sustain us in our work.
Weekly Ally-Pod Meetings
Ally-Pods will meet weekly between live sessions. Group members will support each other using guidelines for engaged listening and heart-felt open sharing through this journey of self-discovery, exploration and looking through different lenses.
Selected readings, daily meditation practice and journaling will be encouraged as integral components of this experiential learning.
NOTE: This course is designed to hold a shared container for all of us; it is not an affinity course. To support "affinity-based" work that is conducive to racial healing, affinity time will be held throughout the course.