The UNtraining is expanding!
The new UNtraining:
The UNtraining is a provocative and compassionate approach to help people discover how to work together in extraordinary ways to end our collusion with all forms of oppression and to end racism. The UNtraining provides insights and tools for all levels of experience and activism to white people and people of color.
“Loving yourself is a political act.
People of Color UNtraining Group
The People of Color group introduces the basic tools and concepts of the UNtraining. These tools can help you:
UNtraining White Liberal Racism
This program provides a challenging and compassionate environment for white people to look at personal and collective issues around race. We offer tools and practices to investigate our white cultural conditioning, to uncover the ways it shapes our experience of ourselves and people of color, and to support change in ourselves and in the world.
As children, we do not choose to take on our white conditioning, but as adults we can choose to undo it.
Phase One of the ongoing (6 month) program offers the basic tools and concepts of the UNtraining, including how to move beyond the dichotomy of seeing ourselves or other white people as either “good white people” or “bad racists.”
New Phase 1 Groups Starting 2013:
Chinese UNtraining Group
Chinese UNtraining participants have been engaged in intense work around internalized oppression for the past 3 years. Together we continue to explore how this work can bring further healing and liberation for ourselves and others.
Internalized oppression affects our ability to love ourselves, to be advocates for ourselves and for our communities. This is an opportunity to identify how we internalize messages from the dominant white culture to be our own, and to explore the effects of internalized racism in a group setting with others who identify as people of Chinese descent.
The Chinese group shares common foundational curriculum with all UNtraining groups while building our own path to discover how Chinese culture intersects with the conditioning from the dominant culture.
The UNtraining group for people of Chinese descent opened to new members in Feb 2013.
SF State [X]Press Magazine article
by Arya Hebbar
the White Thing," article by Swan Keyes,
Health Without Bias" reports on workshop by Nancy Arvold, from
Inside Bay Area by Suzanne Bohan, Nov. 11, 2006
comment about the UNtraining
“The support and compassion that existed in the group, as modeled by the facilitators was amazing and freeing. I got an opportunity to begin a deeper journey into my relationship to white privilege and racism."
"I learned to be more real and to experience and manage many different feelings and reactions simultaneously. I am much more able to stand in your shoes, whoever you are, because I learned to stand in my own."
"I now know how much my freedom and the freedom of people of color are inextricably intertwined."
"...essential personal work that has enabled me to facilitate conversations around racism and stereotyping with my students."
"The UNtraining is nonjudgmental and non-shaming. It is safe and powerful."
"This feels like important and essential work for European Americans if we are to move beyond the insidious effects of racism."more comments
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