2024 Fierce Compassion: Skills for Antiracist Conversations

$200.00$500.00

When you witness microaggressions or racist acts or hear racist words do you feel helpless and confused about how to take fierce and compassionate action? Join Roxy Manning and Sarah Peyton for a six week exploration of the skills needed for different kinds of antiracist conversations, based on Roxy’s new book How to Have Antiracist Conversations and the companion, The Antiracist Heart, co-authored with Sarah Peyton.

During this class series, participants will practice conversations with self, conversations welcoming rage, conversations with supporters, conservations with resistors, conversations across power differences and applied conversations.

Description

Where and when do we meet?

The course will meet on zoom. We’ll meet Wednesdays from 8:00 AM – 9:30AM Pacific time, from Jan. 31- Mar 6: To convert to your time, please click here.

The classes will be

  • Jan 31
  • Feb 7
  • Feb 14
  • Feb 21
  • Feb 28
  • Mar 6

What To Expect:

During this class series, participants will learn and practice:

    1. Conversations with self
    2. Conversations welcoming rage
    3. Conversations with supporters
    4. Conservations with resistors
    5. Conversations across power differences
    6. Applied conversations

This class will be taught by Roxy Manning and Sarah Peyton with a team of assistants supporting. Classes will include lecture and breakout sessions to practice and build familiarity and confidence, and receive feedback and Q+A time from instructors. The course will include lecture and demonstrations, and break-out rooms to practice and embody antiracist dialogue skills.

Breakout Group Options for Global Majority Participants

  • We acknowledge the unique challenges encountered by Global Majority people when engaging in this type of work in spaces that tend to be white dominant. These can include being asked to educate white participants about racism, discrimination, and social justice issues, being seen and treated as representatives of their entire race or ethnicity rather than being seen as individuals, and experiencing microaggressions such as having their opinions or experiences dismissed or minimized.
  • Given that skills practice in breakout groups is a major component of this course, we want Global Majority participants to have choice about their group make-up when practicing this work.
  • One strategy we will implement to support choice for Global Majority participants in this class is to offer the choice of opting into breakout groups that are for Global Majority people only.
  • Global Majority-only groups will be supported by Global Majority assistants. 

Support from Our Assistant Team:

  • We will have a team of assistants who are skilled in offering empathic and resonant support and who hold a commitment to work towards anti-racist action.
  • Our hope is that you would receive gentle and caring support to help address the blocks you encounter as you engage with this important work.
  • If emotions that are intense, such as shame, pain, or helplessness arise during our sessions, you can request one on one support in the moment from someone on our assistant team.
  • Note: This work is not therapy and is not a substitute for therapy. If you have a sense that you would be destabilized by yourself or others speaking about difficult events, then this course may not be for you.
  • While we hope that the processes and information that we share can be of use in your journey, we do not have the resources to support extreme psychological difficulties.

Sliding Scale Cost Options:

  • $500 – Supporter Rate: If you have financial assets, or identify as middle or upper/owning class, then this is the rate for you. Paying at this rate supports the discount and scholarship fund, making this course accessible to more people including people of the global majority.
  • $375 – True Cost Rate: This is the true cost of the course. If you are able to pay this amount and still meet your basic needs, then this is the price for you to choose.
  • $275 – Discounted Rate: The Discounted option is reserved for those who sometimes struggle with limited financial resources and would benefit from supported access to this learning experience.
  • $200 – Scholarship Rate: The Scholarship option is reserved for people experiencing financial hardship and for people of the global majority.

Some additional partial scholarships are available for members of the global majority, those experiencing financial hardship, or those in countries with limited earning power. Please write to [email protected] to inquire.

CEUs:

We are delighted to offer 9 CEU hours for psychologists and social workers for this course ($30 additional fee). Chicago Counseling Associates has been approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to sponsor continuing education for social workers and psychologists. CCA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their licensing board to determine if this programming qualifies for CEUs. Live attendance is required to receive CEUs.

*PLEASE NOTE:

  • Your tuition payment is non-refundable and transferable.
  • This course will be recorded for those who want to learn asynchronously for some or all sessions, but recordings will only be available for those enrolled in this online series
  • This work is not therapy and is not a substitute for therapy. If you have a sense that you would be destabilized by yourself or others speaking about difficult events, then this course may not be for you. While we hope that the processes and information that we share can be of use in your journey, we do not have the resources to support extreme psychological difficulties.

Additional information

Tuition

$500 – Supporter Rate, $375 – True Cost Rate, $275 – Discounted Rate, $200 – Scholarship Rate

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