Are you ready to step up how you show up?

4e1c2533-517a-4c10-a29e-9c04d5e55e4d

Diversity is where we start not where we finish.

Diversity helps us understand ways that we are similar to and different from one another, but it does not necessitate us to do anything with that information. It is a basic level of understanding that does not require connection, collaboration, or compassion.

Enter social justice.

Social justice refers to a concept in which equity or justice is achieved in every aspect of society rather than in only some aspects or only for some people.

Since this term is being used a lot these days, here’s a more robust definition:
“The goal of social justice is full and equal participation of all groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet their needs. Social justice includes a vision of society in which the distribution of resources is equitable and all members are physically and psychologically safe and secure. Social justice involves social actors who have a sense of their own agency as well as a sense of social responsibility toward and with others, their society, and the broader world in which we live.” -from Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice.

Social justice work asks us to build coalitions and solidarity, teaches us to be accountable and responsible allies and helps us to build and sustain inclusive communities.

Social justice work is multi-faceted, requiring you to develop new ways of thinking, to seriously challenge yourself –which is exciting and necessary but can also be daunting. Developing these skillsets is best done in community, which is why Ericka Hines and I designed a new course that is centered on social justice.

This is the work that needs to be done and the Social Justice Intensive will give you the tools, support, accountability and the community you need to do it.
Social Justice Intensive
Get ready to learn:

  • How oppressive systems really work
  • The social and moral cost for maintaining privilege
  • Strategies to challenge oppression
  • How you can take action and create solidarity with marginalized communities
  • What past social movements you can learn from and use to guide your current work

The Social Justice Intensive starts April 2nd. We hope to see you there!

Click HERE to learn all about it.
(Not sure if the Intensive is right for you? We’re also launching another section of our program, Diversity is an Asset in April -you can check that out here.)

Let’s get free together y’all.

When White Apathy Sets In

This summer when my colleagues and I ran our Whiteness at Work program we talked about how every racial “awakening” or “reckoning” is followed by white apathy and blowback. Think Trump after Obama. An example I’ve seen lately is how colleagues who reached out to Black...

Sense of Urgency Keeps Us Disconnected

Sense of urgency keeps us disconnected One of the tools of white supremacy is busy-ness. This sense of urgency makes it so we do not connect on a deeper level. It allows no time for discernment, reflection or real repair. We’re busy all the time We’re busy holding...

Equity and Empathy in Times of Crisis

We are all at risk of this highly contagious virus, but for some individuals and communities, the impact will be more severe in terms of health and economic consequences.Racism and xenophobia have been ever-present during this crisis. Like the way we have treated our...