Training: Be Better, Do Better: A holistic journey towards anti-racism
July 31 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pmUSD500
Register here. Once registered, you will receive a welcome email which will include your link to private Be Better. Do Better Community of Practice on Facebook, your welcome survey
Who is this course for?
This e-course was designed for non-black people who are open to starting their journey in becoming an antiracist, catalyzing the lifelong journey towards transformative allyship. This course is for those who want to:
- Understand systems which make up the enabling environment for white supremacy
- Unpack white fragility and its impact on antiracism
- Analyze and adjust everyday manifestations of racism within your environment
- Create antiracist practices which aid in dismantling white supremacy
What’s the structure of this course?
Through safe digital spaces to unpack with peers, e-resources with reflection exercises, and facilitated small group discussions, we hope our participants will:
- Unpack their identity, privilege and, role within systems of oppression
- Develop a more robust understanding of how systemic racism impacts their everyday lives and has deathly effects on black people
- Identify windows of opportunity within their community to shift from feelings of shock/sadness/confusion to radical anti-racist action
- Develop clear calls for anti-racist action for family units, workplaces, neighbourhoods, and social circles.
This e-course was created to support participants in shifting paradigms within themselves AND their communities, in an effort to dismantle the racist, white supremacist, patriarchal, capitalist structures around us. This 4-week e-course will include:
- A welcome webinar introducing you to this learning journey, hosted by Be Better. Do Better. facilitators featuring special guest, Rachel Cargle!
- This webinar will explain how this course will be run, why it is important now, and potential next steps personally and collectively.
- A curated set of e-resources and self-guided reflection exercises to complete independently.
- A two-hour virtual workshop intended to establish personal calls to action based on each participant’s learning journey.
- Entry into the Be Better. Do Better Community of Practice intended to allow all of us to collectively resource ourselves in support of transformative anti-racism globally.
- Here we will share resources, convene virtually for guided discussions, and exchange lessons learned.
Christin “Cici” Battle is a social impact strategist, organizer, and facilitator who champions diverse voices in youth leadership and the women’s movement. Fueled by a lifelong love of travel and her parents’ examples of service, she has worked across the globe developing leaders from the shadows. In her current role as executive director of Young People For, Cici travels nationwide building an inclusive, strategic framework to provide resources and training for leaders. She is deeply passionate about the civil rights issues of our time, committed to fighting boldly for young people, women, and the underserved wherever she goes. Find out more about her work here.
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Stephanie A. Kimou is the founder + lead consultant for PopWorks Africa. She is an international development professional responsible for successful communications and advocacy programs related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. With a background in youth and gender, she has extensive in-country experience in West Africa, particularly with building and advising advocacy strategies, infusing meaningful youth engagement into development agendas, and building relationships and partnerships with governmental agencies and NGOs for locally rooted development solutions. Find out more about her work here.
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Rachel Cargle is a public academic, writer, and lecturer. Her activism and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood. Her social media platforms boast a community of over 1.5 million where Rachel guides conversations, encourages critical thinking and nurtures meaningful engagement with people all over the world. Learn More about her work here. LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter
- Week 1 | Introductory Webinar: With Special Guest, Rachel Cargle
- Week 2 | Workbook Pt. 1 Shared: Digital Resources + reflection exercise
- Week 3 | Workbook Pt. 2 Shared: Digital Resources + reflection exercise
- Week 4| Workbook Pt. 3 Shared: Digital Resources + reflection exercise
- Week 4 | Virtual Workshop: via Zoom (time tbd – will be recorded!)