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Antiracism Training for Organizations
Racial divides manifest in organizations differently, and are present in every organization. Working closely with you, I develop an approach targeted to your organization's needs.
My goal is to facilitate a culture shift in your organization so that people of color can thrive and earn good livings to support their families.
I meet with executives to introduce myself, discuss the process and answer questions. I meet with staff of color to hear about their experiences and suggestions for improvement. Then I write a memo detailing their input and offering recommendations.
Based on what I learn from the staff of color, I create a training or series of trainings for the entire team where we discuss racial divides and create action plans to address it. Topics frequently addressed include: understanding the origins and current manifestations of racism in our society, understanding how racism works within ourselves, recognizing and intervening in workplace microaggressions, the role of allies in racial inclusion, and ending racist behaviors, practices and policies. You leave with both an individual and organizational action plan of changes you will make.
My facilitation style is to present content that tees up questions that everyone answers, one on one to another colleague. We also conduct role plays to learn by doing. I check in frequently with staff of color to ensure the training is true to them and they feel seen heard and understood. We listen to each other and build on one another's ideas.
After the training, I hold the organization accountable for implementing individual and organizational action plans. I continue to work with individuals or teams. Sometimes I mediate between parties or coach people individually.
Speaking Up Against Sexual Harassment
I am qualified to facilitate sexual harassment training required by the State of California. Applying an intersectional lens to the excellent videos created by Sigal Avin and David Schwimmer, we analyze what sexual harassment is, why it occurs at work, who is most likely to be harmed, and practice standing up for ourselves and intervening on behalf of others. We review your organization's sexual harassment policy and reporting process.
Building Intersectional Understanding Among Women
I organize events for women of all ages, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, faiths, incomes. GNC queer and trans women are welcome, as are allies. We share our stories, get to know each other individually, and learn to relate across difference as equals, as Audre Lorde told us we must.
How to Talk With Your Kids About Race
One of the most important values we can instill in our children is racial equality. But many parents struggle with how to explain race and racism- and how to live the value of racial equality. At this interactive workshop we learn what racism is, how to teach your children to be antiracist, and how to role model racial equality for your children. Come with your questions, an open mind, and readiness to support each other and ourselves as we dive deep into this imperative topic.
Overcoming Unconscious Bias
Social science research has shown that we all harbor unconscious biases that affect the way we behave. In this highly interactive workshop, we learn how biases operate and what we can do to move from awareness to action in overcoming our biases.
This workshop is aimed at empowering those who want to do something about racism but struggle with what specifically to do, rooted in my own journey from growing up in a nearly all white community to becoming an antiracism activist and educator. We learn what racism is and how and why it was created and what we can do to dismantle racism in ourselves and within our spheres of influence.
Speaking Up for a Culture of Belonging
This highly interactive workshop engages everyone on a team to learn how to recognize and intervene in microaggressions. We also practice how to give and receive feedback in a way that encourages growth and learning.
I speak at conferences, universities, and organizations to groups of all sizes. Contact me and I will send you some videos of my talks. Topics include:
- Changing Our Minds About Race
- What Can We Do to Hold Police Accountable?
- How to Create A Workplace Where Everyone Belongs
- Join the Antiracist Generation
- White Women: We Must Dismantle White Supremacy
- White Parents: We Must Teach Our Children Differently About Race Than Our Parents Taught Us
I mediate between parties that are in conflict, facilitate difficult meetings, and assist event organizers who want to ensure speakers from variety of perspectives are included. Contact me to discuss your needs.