Cross-Racial Dialogue Group: The Art of Giving and Receiving the Gift of Racial Feedback

Oct 10, 2019 9:00AM—Apr 22, 2020 3:00PM

Cost $1,350 members; ($2,025 non-members)

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Cross-Racial Dialogue Group

Participants will engage in self-reflection, body-based practices, and facilitated cross-racial dialogue; they will leave with expanded personal capacity and concrete tools for engaging in meaningful cross-racial community spaces in their own institutions.

 

SESSION 1: October 10, 2019 at Lick-Wilmerding High School

SESSION 2: November 12, 2019 at Lick-Wilmerding High School

SESSION 3: January 15, 2020 at Lick-Wilmerding High School

SESSION 4: February 13, 2020 at Lick-Wilmerding High School

SESSION 5: April 22, 2020 at Lick-Wilmerding High School

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program is rooted in the idea that conflict, discord and empathetic failure are part of each of our racial inheritances. We believe that healing the wounds inflicted on all of us by white supremacy and other forms of domination requires the courage to pass through discord on the paths to harmony and repair. This working group was created to offer a much-needed opportunity for us to examine the ways that white supremacy, and anti-black racism in particular, live within and are expressed through each of us. This work will be done in the context of a professional learning community in which participants mutually invest in one another’s growth.

Our ongoing group will build our capacity to transform personal, professional and institutional practice by first working on behalf of our own racial integrity. Participants will engage in self-reflection, body-based practices, and facilitated cross-racial dialogue; they will leave with expanded personal capacity and concrete tools for engaging in meaningful cross-racial community spaces in their own institutions.

This program is intended for white folks, Asian folks, Black folks, Indigenous folks, Latinx folks, and mixed folks of varied comfort with cross-racial dialogue, and will be a LGBTQ+ affirming space. 

This program is NOT designed to “teach you what to do”, “help you get it right”, or serve as a space for “taking in others’ stories”. Intellectual engagement, emotional investment, interpersonal risk-taking and learning to soothe your own body are necessary to transform the ways in which you engage in the world.

APPLICATION PROCESS

This is a selective program and all applications will be reviewed to ensure that the cohort is balanced and diverse. Applying involves sharing your racial and gender identity as well as writing a brief paragraph about what you hope to get out of this learning experience. 

Application components:

  1. Submit your application here.
  2. Pay $50 deposit on Eventbrite (Deposit is refunded if you are not admitted into the program, but is non-refundable if you are admitted.)

School leaders, middle managers, K-12 teachers, coaches and other staff are welcome. 

FACILITATORS

Tamisha_Williams

Tamisha Williams

Tamisha Williams is the Dean of Adult Equity & Inclusion at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, California. She works with staff, faculty, parents, trustees, and administrators in creating an integrated program to further the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Tamisha earned her B.A. in Studio Art and Comprehensive Education from the University of Richmond and her M.Ed. in Family and Marriage Counseling from The College of William & Mary in Virginia, her home state. Her artistic and counseling background informs her recognition of the power of storytelling and her belief that movement and art are integral to healing. Tamisha currently serves on the People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) Board of Directors where she helps to coordinate networking and professional development opportunities for Northern California Bay Area educators and school communities. She will be the keynote speaker at CATDC’s Equity as Excellence Conference this summer and will co-lead two ongoing groups during the 2019-2020 school year.

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Nikkia Young

Nikkia Young, PhD, is the Director of Counseling at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, CA.  An experienced equity and social justice oriented educator, consultant and licensed clinical psychologist, she has served on the teaching faculty at the Women’s Therapy Center in Berkeley, the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, and the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. Nikkia earned her B.A. in Development Studies from UC Berkeley, her teaching credential from UC Berkeley, Extension, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Her early career experiences as a gymnastics, dance, and martial arts instructor turned Kindergarten teacher, taught her to improvise and listen, move and play, keep her heart open during conflict, and attune to the deep needs of a group. Nikkia’s mission is to transform personal, professional, and organizational practice through interrupting hidden cycles of trauma and initiating cycles of healing that cultivate harmony within and between bodies.

SCHEDULE

Date: October 10, 2019

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

LOCATION

Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.