As Above, So Below: Creating Equitable and Transformational Organizational Cultures and Structures
At World Trust we are receiving a flood of requests for basic racial equity workshops and we are fulfilling them to the best of our ability. We also know that many of you are well beyond the basics, and are now seeing opportunities in your organizations to make deeper and more lasting change.
In that spirit, and to accommodate that need, we are offering a 2-day virtual Learning Lab in September: As Above, So Below: Creating Equitable and Transformational Organizational Cultures and Structures. You can read a full description HERE.
The goal of these online Learning Lab sessions is to provide you with revitalized and more expanded anti-racist and equity analyses and orientations for your workplace or organization. We will strengthen your capacities in key transformational areas through the practices of radical imagination, collective health-focused strategies, and creative storytelling. These transformational areas are both the roots and the branches needed to heal and address the collective issues of inequity and lack of imagination we face.
This Learning Lab is for advanced changemakers. It assumes you have basic understandings of and practice in addressing write supremacy and structural racism.
We encourage you to attend with as many people from your organization as you can. You will spend time working in small groups on your issues, your organizations, so if there are several of you, you can work together. And if you are coming alone, you will not be alone (there are others who are coming alone).
Shakti Butler, PhD. Founder and President of World Trust Educational Services, a 20+ year old non-profit producing films, learning labs and trainings, and curricula offering comprehensive capabilities necessary to help you solve the most complex issues of your organization. Our work heals and transforms people, communities, and institutions. Shakti has produced 5 documentary films including the iconic "Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity" and "Healing Justice".
Ericka Huggins is an educator, Black Panther Party member, former political prisoner, human rights advocate, and poet. For 40 years Ericka has lectured in the United States and internationally on Restorative Practices and the role of spiritual practice in creating social change. Ericka speaks on campuses and in community about the importance of inclusive grassroots movements. Ericka was professor of Sociology and African American Studies from 2011 through 2015 in the Peralta Community College District. At Merritt College, home of the Black Panther Party, she co-created and taught a course titled, “The Black Panther Party - Strategies for Organizing The People”. Currently, Ericka works with World Trust facilitating conversations about Race and Gender Equity. In addition, she facilitates workshops on Radical Self Care for Women of Color.