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transforming dominant culture

for white allies building confidence and clarity in anti-racism work

 

 
Transforming Dominant Culture is a live 3-part virtual program for white people who want to engage in racial healing and anti-racism with clarity and resilience.

In order to show up powerfully for social justice and equity, white folks need spaces to learn, grow, heal and process without creating harm or extra labor for people of color.

Doing this work in a courageous and empathetic environment allows us to show up for the greater work of social transformation from a place of increased capacity and true solidarity.

Explore white racial identity & its origins

Identify how our culture perpetuates inequality, exploitation & disconnection

Apply mindfulness-based skills to align our behavior & actions with our values & intentions

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Our approach is threefold:

Program Details:

Schedule:

Check back for upcoming dates or contact us to receive email updates

Session 1:

Demystifying racial identity
Explore when, how and why white racial identity was created and the implications this has for how we live today.

Session 2:

Dominant culture & tools for transformation
What is dominant culture? What happens when we internalize it? How can we unlearn it and create new culture as we go? We introduce tools to recognize and transform dominant culture in everyday moments.

Session 3:

Sage activism: From inner to outer transformation
Bring your best self to social change and anti-racism. Activate your higher faculties to build resilience and creative, energizing approaches to your activism and life in general.

 

Please be available to join us live for all 3 sessions. No recordings are provided at this time.
Note: There are 30-60 mins of pre-work per session.

Sliding scale pricing $200-500. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please contact us to inquire further about pricing options.

What people say about TDC:

Emily Citrone

Leadership & Performance Coach, Emily Citrone Coaching

Transforming Dominant Culture takes a necessary look at how our current culture upholds white supremacy. It provides a safe space to explore how these cultural traits often hold us back in our own lives and keep us from making progress as a society. This is for anyone looking to do the inner work of addressing and dismantling white supremacy within themselves and the world around them.

Tim Bailey

Global Analyst, Columbia Sportswear

A holistic approach to understanding the personal and cultural dynamics that perpetuate racism, as well as the intersections with other oppressions. The process is revealing and gently guides one through the discomfort
to shed light on a path to overcoming the challenges. It is a journey for the self with a historical and contemporary backbone offering a brighter vision for the future. A unique and rewarding experience!

Ruby Tidwell

Senior Software Engineer, Kiva

I absolutely recommend this course to white folks with a working knowledge of antiracism and white supremacy culture. It's a deeper dive into how and why these structures exist and moves the work from an exclusively external or moral issue into one that is also deeply personal. Racism harms everyone, and we all have a role to play in evolving our culture towards a new model. This course offers a lens and path to do so.

We have inherited a legacy and culture founded in racial inequality.
When we recognize how we've internalized these, we can start interrupting harmful patterns and creating the world we want to live in.
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Defuse fears and triggers so you can be grounded and respond intentionally in challenging situations
Channel painful emotions (guilt, shame, self-doubt, anxiety, overwhelm) into clarity, confidence & action
Gain skills to connect with people through empathy & curiosity & build common ground

What we offer:

Take action in ways that are resonant, energizing & sustainable

About your facilitators:

Tiana Doht (she/her)

Tiana has directed her passion for equity and justice through her work in non-profits, sustainable agriculture, education, and finally, as a coach. With a M.A. in Communities, Organizations, and Social Change, she is a certified ICF and CTI coach with training in Positive Intelligence and trauma-informed approaches. She identifies as racially white, of British and German ancestry.

Like many, Tiana was catalyzed by the displays of racial violence in 2020 to learn more about structural racism in the United States and contribute to meaningful change. She created Transforming Dominant Culture as a blend of historical background, cultural analysis and her coaching expertise into a powerful and empathetic container for other white-identifying people to discover their most powerful entry points into this work.

Kyle Pearce (he/him)

Kyle has an English/French background and lives in Vancouver, Canada on the traditional territory of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil Waututh Nations. He operates a consulting firm, think: act consulting, that addresses inequities and discrimination in service design for marginalized communities, working with community organizations, businesses, and health care system leaders.

Kyle wrote his Masters thesis on the topic of whiteness, back when bell hooks, Toni Morrison and James Baldwin were the few voices calling for white people to explore their own identity. With a foundation of meditation/mindfulness practice and training in coaching, Kyle has worked with Tiana to bring powerful tools to help others who self-identify as white, to deepen our pool of internal resources and help dismantle racism from the inside out.

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