TIME 2 ELEVATE
Where Black Lives MORE than Matter
Again, and again, the world is faced with the brutal impact of racism and systemic oppression in all walks of life. Promises and commitments to move forward and stand with Black and Brown people only work if they are followed with sustained action. We’ve heard many White people say they want to be part of the change but don’t know where to start. For real change to happen, it takes White people owning their White privilege, being willing to do their work and act, taking nothing for granted.
TIME FOR YOU TO ELEVATE?
Artist @Teri Celosky
The important work to be done around race and social justice is a combination of education and action. The education piece looks at systemic oppression and racism; getting clear on what is an anti-racist stance; raising a team’s self-awareness and understanding of white privilege, and how whiteness works; and the anti-racist actions that make a difference. This session is an opportunity to discuss and explore these topics, share insights, discoveries, and learnings. This session is approximately 3 hours in duration.
Credit: Liam Edwards
In our many years of experience, when an organization makes a commitment on race, the majority of the work is tactical and/or individual, and rarely strategic or systemic. Actions are often taken in isolation of one another without asking the questions “Where do we want to be?”, “How will we get there?”, and “What do we need to do differently?” You are invited to approach your work as an individual on race with a similar systemic view as you do within your organization’s principles/values. The work in this session takes the learning from Part 1 and looks at its application to your company’s vision, strategic direction, and internal operations. This session is approximately 4 hours in duration.
WANT TO PLAY YOUR PART IN THE FIGHT
Following the successful completion of Masterclass Part 1 and 2, there is an opportunity for further bespoke sessions to be designed and delivered in partnership with individuals and/or company leaders, focusing on the high leverage areas that emerged to produce additional impactful results. For example, this may include exploring what an organization can do externally to bring what’s been learned to other organizations and communities, or creating specific initiatives that require intentional and focused work that will lead to the change that’s needed in the field of race and social justice.