what is transforming dominant culture?
Transforming Dominant Culture is a live virtual conversation series 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
Our approach is threefold:
Fall 2022 Program Details:
Sept 11 & 25, Oct 9 & 23, Nov 6 & 20
Sundays, 9-10:30am Pacific Time, 12-1:30pm Eastern Time
Sessions 1 & 2:
Demystifying white racial identity
Explore the origins of white racial identity and the implications that still hold true today. Unlock a new sense of agency and understanding around issues like white privilege, white fragility and intersectionality.
Sessions 3 & 4:
Dominant culture & tools of cultural transformation
Identify dominant culture and how it perpetuates fear and stress in everyday life. Learn practices to help regulate our emotions, thinking and behavior in alignment with our highest goals and values.
Sessions 5 & 6:
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 as a whole.
These conversations are interactive and take place in real-time. Please be available to attend as many live calls as possible.
Please note there are 30-60 mins of pre-work per session.
Sliding scale $100-400. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please contact us to inquire further about pricing.
What people say about TDC:
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.
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!
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.
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
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