A Conversation & Course for white folks
To develop analysis, stamina and resilience
It is common that when white folks “wake up” to the realities and pervasiveness of racism, they want to move quickly into action.
And yet without understanding that antiracism is an inside job first, they can cause harm without understanding why.
Good intentions aren’t enough.
Even in urgent times when there is so much to do, people who are new to antiracism work need to slow down, develop skills of self-awareness, analysis, and emotional stamina and resilience.
Another common response to waking up to racism is immobilization and overwhelm, where white folks get stuck, not knowing how to take the next step forward into action. Yet shame and fear of making mistakes help no one.
These folks also benefit from the development of compassionate self-awareness, analysis, and emotional stamina and resilience.
This new course is designed to support white folks who understand that being antiracist goes beyond book clubs, social media posts and voting, but don’t know quite know how to move from awareness into action that is aligned and sustainable.
We are here to help.
More white people are waking up to racism. The problem is staying awake and getting to a place of integration, and developing analysis and stamina as antiracists.
Embodying Antiracism is a six week course that is designed for white folks who are ready to see and deliberately use their power and privilege as white supremacy culture changers.
This is an opportunity to move more confidently into aligned action. If you’d like company and support in this work, please join us for Embodying Antiracism.
DATES: Mondays, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18
TIME: 4-5:30 PT/7-8:30 ET
Although the sessions will be recorded, because anti-racism is relational work, we ask participants to prioritze attending live when at all possible.
Embodying Antiracism has provided a space for antiracist conversation and learning that is hands-on, brutally honest, and uniquely powerful. Laura and Nicole don’t shy from asking hard questions, nor do they discourage complicated answers– this course has been an incredibly important starting point for lifelong work without a finish line.
Your Guides :
HOST: 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.
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 for our Work/Addressing white supremacy culture in white spaces
Session 2: Understanding the Framework for our Work
Session 3: Reaching Across Difference. Privilege, Marginalization and Intersectionality.
Session 4: Naming Layers of Identity/Tools for Deepening Analysis
Session 5: Identifying your Spheres of Influence. Where Can You be an Effective Agent of Change?
Session 6: How to Persist: Identifying Your Aligned Role and Next Steps
I signed up for “Embodying Antiracism” because I was especially drawn to the idea of building resilience and stamina. I try to make fighting for racial justice a regular part of my life and sometimes I get exhausted and lose faith. What I have gained through the course is a whole new way of viewing myself and my role in relation to the fight against racism and the battle for racial justice. I learned and challenged myself, and all in a supportive environment.
Who is this series for?
Embodying Antiracism is for white folks who:
- are looking for a community to support their antiracism journeys;
- want to “get started” but don’t know how/where/what;
- spend time in fear around doing or saying the right thing;
- want to do “the work” beyond voting, social media posts and antiracist book clubs
Who isn't this series for?
Embodying Antiracism is not for you if you are:
- not willing to respect others’ pace of growth (including your own);
- not willing to reflect on your own beliefs, behaviors and words
NOTE: This course is a white caucus group, designed for white folks to grapple with the socialized patterns of whiteness and racism and to build capacity for solidarity with BIPOC. Laura will be the main facilitator of the series. Nicole will be present at times to instruct and guide the work.