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Be Better. Do Better:

A holistic journey towards anti-racism

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Who is this course for?

This e-course was designed for non-black people who are open to starting their journey in becoming an antiracist, catalyzing the lifelong journey towards transformative allyship. This course is for those who want to:

  1. Understand systems which make up the enabling environment for white supremacy
  2. Unpack white fragility and its impact on antiracism 
  3. Analyze and adjust everyday manifestations of racism within your environment
  4. Create antiracist practices which aid in dismantling white supremacy

What’s the structure of this course?

Through safe digital spaces to unpack with peers, e-resources with reflection exercises, and facilitated small group discussions, we hope our participants will:

  • Unpack their identity, privilege and, role within systems of oppression
  • Develop a more robust understanding of how systemic racism impacts their everyday lives and has deathly effects on black people
  • Identify windows of opportunity within their community to shift from feelings of shock/sadness/confusion to radical anti-racist action
  • Develop clear calls for anti-racist action for family units, workplaces, neighborhoods, and social circles.

This e-course was created to support participants in shifting paradigms within themselves AND their communities, in an effort to dismantle the racist, white supremacist, patriarchal, capitalist structures around us. This 4-week e-course will include:

  1. A welcome webinar introducing you to this learning journey, hosted by Be Better. Do Better facilitators.
    • This webinar will explain how this course will be run, why it is important now, and potential next steps personally and collectively.
  2. A private Q&A with our special guests, No White Saviors (NWS) on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 from 11:00am – 12:00pm EST.
  3. A curated set of e-resources and self-guided reflection exercises to complete independently.
  4. A virtual workshop intended to establish personal calls to action based on each participant’s learning journey.
  5. Entry into the Be Better. Do Better Community of Practice intended to allow all of us to collectively resource ourselves in support of transformative anti-racism globally.
    • Here we will share resources, convene virtually for guided discussions, and exchange lessons learned.

Your Facilitators

Cici Battle

Christin “Cici” Battle is a social impact strategist, organizer, and facilitator who champions diverse voices in youth leadership and the women’s movement. Fueled by a lifelong love of travel and her parents’ examples of service, she has worked across the globe developing leaders from the shadows. In her current role as executive director of Young People For, Cici travels nationwide building an inclusive, strategic framework to provide resources and training for leaders. She is deeply passionate about the civil rights issues of our time, committed to fighting boldly for young people, women, and the underserved wherever she goes. Find out more about her work here.
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Stephanie Kimou

Stephanie A. Kimou is the founder + lead consultant for PopWorks Africa. She is an international development professional responsible for successful communications and advocacy programs related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. With a background in youth and gender, she has extensive in-country experience in West Africa, particularly with building and advising advocacy strategies, infusing meaningful youth engagement into development agendas, and building relationships and partnerships with governmental agencies and NGOs for locally rooted development solutions. Find out more about her work here.
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No White Saviors (NWS) is an advocacy campaign led by a majority female, majority African team of professionals based in Kampala, Uganda. In June 2018, the NWS account launched on Instagram, birthed out of a collective frustration at the rampant abuses committed by white missionaries and development workers in Uganda and beyond. Learn more their work here and on their instagram.

Schedule

  • September 29 | Pre-recorded introductory webinar with facilitators Cici Battle + Stephanie Kimou.
  • September 29 | Private Q&A with Special Guests, No White Saviors.
  • Week 1 | Workbook Pt. 1 Shared: Digital Resources + reflection exercise
  • Week 2 | Workbook Pt. 2 Shared: Digital Resources + reflection exercise
  • Week 3 | Workbook Pt. 3 Shared: Digital Resources + reflection exercise
  • October 28 | Virtual Workshop: via Zoom (time tbd – will be recorded!)

Register

Cost: $500 – $2,500 (sliding scale – pay what you can in solidarity with the black women who have developed this resource.) Learn More

Dates: September 28 – October 28, 2020

Location: e-Resources + reflection exercises will be self guided and shared via email. Welcome webinar + final workshop will happen via Zoom.

Once registered, you will receive a welcome email which will include your link to private Be Better. Do Better Community of Practice on Facebook, your welcome survey, and other information to note ahead of our July 31st launch date.

Please note, there are absolutely no refunds once payment is processed.

For Teams

If your team, business or organization is looking for support introducing or deepening the understanding of power, privilege and antiracism work, please fill out the form below. Once we receive your information, you’ll hear back from us within 48 hours.

Please note, this transparency is essential for us to build a meaningful strategy with you. You will not be able to submit this form without a dollar amount shared.

About the Sliding Scale

A sliding fee scale is a tool for building economic justice, and it requires your active participation. If a sliding scale is implemented effectively, everyone pays a similar percentage of their income for the same products or services. A wide range of payment options across the scale promotes broader accessibility, while ensuring fair compensation to the producer. Paying according to one’s available resources creates a more equitable system for the pricing of products and services.

Sliding scales are often based on individual income levels, with people of higher incomes paying more. However, many factors complicate and affect our financial status. Some groups of people have costs that the larger population does not. Others have access to resources that are not always reflected in their lifestyle choices and income levels. Please consider both your class background and earning power when choosing your share payment. 

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