Six weekly sessions on Wednesdays, noon-1:30pm ET, with the next session running March 20-April 24. Register here!
White people who want a supportive community of accountability around unlearning whiteness and dismantling white supremacy, you are in the right place!
We are starting a white practice group to do just that. (You can read more about how this idea arose here: https://kirkridge.org/why-havent-we-acted-sooner/ .) The initial commitment will be for just six weeks, and then you’ll have the option to commit for six more, and so on. We’ll have different folks leading six-seek segments so that you can benefit from different approaches, which will include somatics, ancestor work, connection to land, storytelling, shared readings with discussion, ritual, and so on. We’ll also offer different days and times for future sessions in case the proposed time doesn’t work for you.
There will be a suggested donation of $60-480 per six-week session so that we can pay facilitators and also contribute to our Equity Fund that supports retreat access for BIPOC-led movement organizations and BIPOC activists. And, no one will be turned away for lack of ability to donate.
Note: All levels of experience are welcome.This group does assume that you know racism exists and are willing to look at how whiteness has shaped your own habits, beliefs, body, and unconscious tendencies in addition to strategizing about how to interrupt it in the world. Let’s get our hands dirty together.
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Facilitator: The first session will be facilitated by Nichola Torbett. Nichola is a white, queer, raised-working-class spiritual seeker, recovering addict, gospel preacher, racial justice podcaster, and nonviolent direct action trainer. She grew up in a sundown town in Ohio and had no consciousness of racism until she was nearly 25. She is grateful to the powerful BIPOC-led movements of Oakland and San Francisco, California, for her political education and to the friends of color who told her about herself and took a chance on her despite it all. She is committed to helping other white people unlearn internalized supremacy and become part of multiracial coalitions to end racism and white supremacy. She is also the associate director of Kirkridge Retreat & Study Center and serves on the board of GEEZ Magazine.