UNtraining White Liberal Racism
We explore what it means to be white, bringing awareness to white conditioning and privilege that we did not choose as children, but that we can take responsibility for as adults.
Coming in October 2015 SF Bay Area Phase 1
Starts Oct. 18, 2015
NOTE! There will be two more Phase 1 groups starting in January 2016, one on Sundays and one of Friday afternoons. Both are in SF East Bay.
People of Color UNtraining
We explore how to communicate authentically and compassionately with each other about issues of race, and how to heal the effects of trauma resulting from being the targets of racism.
NEXT PHASE 1 IN 2016
Neither Here Nor There: Being Chinese in America
We explore the interface of internalized racism and our own cultural conditioning with others of Chinese descent to bring healing for ourselves and others.
NEXT PHASE 1 in 2016
Jewish and White in America
We will explore together the complexities of Jewish and white identities—target and privileged—with openness, intensity, and deep respect.
SF Bay Area Phase 1
SF Bay Area Phase 2
What is unique and inspiring about the UNtraining is that we work from the inside out. We look at what's going on inside of us and how that translates into our actions.
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.
It’s 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.