Embodying Antiracism 2: a continuing conversation for white folks
Embodying Antiracism 2
Deepening, Integrating and Clarifying our Antiracist Work
Deepening our understanding of our power to create change.
Holding the tension between our desire for transformative action and our current skill level.
Accepting and owning the unique way in which each of us shows up.
Continually coming back to our innermost spirals to weaken and dismantle the cycle of white supremacy culture socialization.
Focusing more and more on how we show up.
Moving steadily into aligned and sustainable action.
Let’s keep going.
Embodying Antiracism 2:
This series is designed for participants of Embodying Antiracism who want to keep on going. The theme of this round is deepening, integrating, strengthening.
During our time together, we will be continuing to build an antiracist foundation from the inside out (while not forgetting the importance of showing up imperfectly…this is not a linear journey). We will work to better understand our influence to effect change, and also strengthen our ability to wipe ourselves off and get back in action when we mess up.
This time, in addition to the study of the Cycle of Socialization, we will be working with Tema Okun’s and Kenneth Jones’ work, “White Supremacy Culture.” We will look at select characteristics of white supremacy culture and deliberately move against the grain of these specific supremacy characteristics in our relationships with self, family, and community.
Characteristics we will examine include conflict avoidance/niceness, perfectionism, either/or thinking.
Excited to link arms in this life-changing work.
Embodying Antiracism 2 will be offered again in September.
Meeting dates: Alternate Wednesdays on September 8, 22, October 6,, 20, November 3, 17
Time: 4-5:30 pm PT / 7-8:30 pm ET
Components of Embodying Antiracism Level 2
- 6 Biweekly live meetings facilitated alternatively by Nicole and Laura
- Weekly recorded embodiment practices
- Curated readings and audio materials to deepen your practice
- Community Conversations in private virtual space
- Homework prompts and questions for reflection & integration
- Access to Laura for clarifying questions and concerns between sessions
- All materials stored in Teachable for ease in accessibility
NOTE: This course is open to all those who have completed Embodying Antiracism. If you haven’t completed EA, but would still like to register for EA #2, please reach out to Laura Halpin at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
ATTENDANCE: Even though all sessions will be recorded, please prioritize attending live. Antiracism is relationship work. It is not possible to practice authencity and vulnerability in isolation.
Your Guides :
HOST & Co-Facilitator: Nicole Lee, Founder of Inclusive Life, is a nationally-recognized diversity, equity, and inclusion strategist, leadership coach and author of Raising Antiracist Kids: The Power of Intentional Conversations about Race and Parenting. She is also the host of the podcast Inclusive Life with Nicole Lee.
Co-Facilitator: Laura Halpin is a member of the Inclusive Life Community and part of the IL team. She is a teacher, facilitator and anti-diet nutritionist. Her work is devoted to the ongoing practice of collective wellness, and focused on building the emotional, conversational and energetic stamina to make antiracism work integrated, embodied and sustainable.
Session 1: Creating the Container & Intentions for our Work/Addressing white supremacy culture in white spaces
Session 2: Practicing Separateness & Difference
Session 3: Unlearning Conflict Avoidance and Niceness
Session 4: Embracing the Mess: Perfectionism is a Tool for White Supremacy
Session 5: Building an Accountable Community (Beginning with Me)
Session 6: Means to an End: Participating in the Cycle of Liberation
(subject to modification)