Seeing Color: A 28-Day Personal Exploration of Racism

Monday  25 March  2019  7:00 PM    Monday  25 March  2019 8:30 PM
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“This was life changing, soul shifting, eye opening and I am so grateful. My expectations for myself and for what I pass on to my children is forever changed. Thank you Layla." Heather Haynes - Modesto, USA

Utilizing the groundbreaking Me and White Supremacy workbook made available from Layla F. Saad, this group will engage on a 28-day personal exploration of conventional biases to enable thinking that will begin to reverse years of institutional oppression and intolerance of people of color.

The course is meant to be taken up individually with periodic group gatherings for us to share and reflect upon our process and progress.  While this series is primarily focused on and geared toward white people, anyone is welcome to take part in the course on their own. The three group gatherings, however, are meant at this time for people who identify as white and are enrolled in the 28-day experience. The reason behind this is to not burden people of color with the difficult realities they already face in their daily lives.

RSVP NOW for all three gatherings, starting with an introductory session on March 25, then two more on April 8 and April 22, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

We know that individual and collective change requires awareness, anti-racist education, critical reflection, and empathy.  Layla Saad’s work enables us to take a “deep dive” into how we may unknowingly be complicit in a racist society in a way that offers us a chance to stand against the apathy, white privilege, and the 'separate but equal' mentality that persists in our world, degrades our lives and erodes our social fabric.

We hope you will join us!

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Layla began her career as a life and business coach in the personal growth industry in 2014. In 2017, Layla published the viral blog post ‘I need to talk to spiritual white women about white supremacy’, following the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, USA. Layla’s writings stirred up a tidal wave of awakening and activation in an industry which is largely white-centered, white-washed and white-dominated. In 2018, Layla hosted a 28-day free Instagram challenge called MeAndWhiteSupremacy. Thousands of people took part in the challenge which was described as a month-long truth-telling journey for people who hold white privilege to explore their personal complicity in white supremacy.

Following the challenge, Layla wrote and published the self-guided Me And White Supremacy Workbook, which is a first-of-its-kind personal reflection tool for people with white privilege to explore, interrogate, gain clarity on and dismantle their internalised white supremacy.


DISCUSSION CIRCLES SCHEDULE

Introductory Session #1: Monday, March 25, 7-8:30 p.m.

Prep: Download your free Me and White Supremacy Workbook. Read Introductory Chapters 1-6, keeping in mind we'll begin Day #1 of the 28-day challenge after our first session. Please also download and read The Circle Way pocket guide. The Circle Way methodology, created by Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea, ensures deep listening, thoughtful speaking, and encouragement within our discussion circles.


Session #2: Monday, April 8, 7-8:30 p.m.

Prep: Complete each daily reading and assigned activity through Day #14 for Session #2. At this critical halfway point, we will take care to check in with each other on progress, then share questions, insights, and wisdoms in discussion circles. If you are inclined, please bring a sweet treat to share!


Session #3: Monday, April 22, 7-8:30 p.m.

Prep: Complete each daily reading and assigned activity through Day #28 for our final session of discussion circles. We will close together with an opportunity to share wisdom, plans of action, and collective next steps. If you are inclined, please bring a sweet treat to share!

 

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