Understanding Racial Justice

Title Track and We The People – MI are happy to present Understanding Racial Justice, a five-week course for white people ready to lean into the racial justice movement, co-facilitated by skilled longtime facilitators Elizabeth Wolff and Seth Bernard. Many thanks to Rotary Charities of Traverse City for co-sponsoring this work.

Registration is now open for our first 2 cohorts of URJ in 2021! Our next cohort will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00pm from February 2 – March 2. Please register by January 26.

Our Spring 2021 cohort will meet on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 – 5:00pm from April 25 – May 23. Please register by April 18.

This course is sure to be a transformative community and capacity building experience that supports your quest to join the movement for racial justice. This course is appropriate for white people who have had little to no prior antiracism or anti-oppression training. Themes explored will include race, racism, privilege, identity, solidarity, accountability, oppression, liberation, cultural trauma and healing, and what it means to become an embodied antiracist white person. The third week will include creative and somatic practice that supports integration. 

This course will be offered on Zoom and limited to 40 participants.  Our first URJ cohort of 2021 will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm from February 2 – March 2. Participation in this course requires attendance at all five two hour sessions except for the case of emergency situations. Due to the high level of interest in this course, please only register if you are able to attend all sessions. There will be an average of one hour of additional work per week that will compliment the live sessions.  

The payment structure for this course is sliding scale: $125 – $500 ($25-$100 per week). We have set the pricing as low as we can to make this work accessible to all who are interested, understanding that the upper end of the sliding scale is an excellent value for two hours of live session time per week with two experienced facilitators, as well as invitations for deepening and support resources between sessions. We are grateful for your interest and if you are able to contribute beyond the sliding scale, your donation will go into a scholarship fund for this program. 

Our Understanding Racial Justice team reflects on the journey of this program and looks ahead to 2021. Since we launched this program in July of this year, over 150 white folks have shown up with open and eager hearts to participate in this five-week course for white people ready to lean into the racial justice movement.

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