Social Justice Intensive

Are you:
Tired of talking about diversity?
Sick of reading about injustices and not knowing what to do next?
Unclear about how oppressive systems actually work?
Hungry for a community of practice?
Ready to live in a way that stops reinforcing oppressive behaviors and creates solidarity with marginalized communities?

 Yes? Then you’re ready for our Social Justice Intensive.

Join us, Desiree Adaway,  Ericka Hines and Jessica Fish as we create a brave space to explore issues of race, religion and gender. We will analyze  these issues through a lens of power, privilege, and binaries while helping you develop your social justice muscle and critical observations on key issues occurring in our world today.  

The time is now.

We’ve heard from a lot of people looking to level-up their knowledge base, their activism, their civic engagement in response to what’s happening in our country. We designed this course with those needs in mind.

This intensive will be the right fit for you if:

  • You are ready to stop talking and start doing.
  • You have basic knowledge and commitment but are ready to do more.
  • You’re ready to explore the social and moral cost for maintaining privilege.
  • You’re ready to get strategic about your actions and the issue(s) you work on.
  • You want a community to help you succeed and keep you accountable.

Diversity is about increasing representation, it’s where we start not where we finish. Social justice refers to achieving equity and justice in every aspect of society rather than in only some aspects or only for some people.

Program Curriculum

This program is three months long. Each month there will be one 90-minute live class taught by Ericka and Desiree and one 60-minute session featuring a guest speaker who will give additional perspective on the topic.

In addition to the classes and guest speakers, you will receive a curated  topical syllabi each month, an action item list and access to a private facilitated online community for you and your peers. You will also receive a 1:1 hour long coaching session with either Ericka or Desiree.

Note: While we prefer live participation, each class is recorded for future use.

Dates: The next cohort will run Oct-Dec 2018 on Mondays from 7-8:30pm ET: 10/1 and 10/15, 11/05 and 11/19, 12/3 and 12/17. 

Month One: Racism and Privilege

  • Key terms for racial justice- what they mean and why they are important.
  • Exploring the rationalizations and the pillars of racial privilege and the fuel that feeds it.
  • Analyze the ways racism operates in diverse communities of color and in predominantly white spaces.
  • Colorism and the color hierarchy.
  • The option to participate in a virtual roundtable discussing “whiteness” and what it means in how you navigate the world.
  • What racism looks like at institutional and societal level, from the criminal justice system to immigration, to education.
  • Practice: Ways you can take action and create change.

Month Two: Sexism and Heterosexism

  • Key terms, what they mean and why they are important.
  • The history of gender and sexual orientation.
  • Analyze the ways sexism and heterosexism manifest on individual, institutional and cultural level.
  • Explore privilege related to sexism and heterosexism.
  • Examine learned behaviors and perspectives that contribute to our construction of sex, gender and sexual identities.
  • Strategies and tactics to interrupt heterosexism and sexism when you see it.
  • Practice: Ways you can take action and create change.
  • The option to participate in a virtual roundtable discussing “heterosexism” and what it means in how you navigate the world.

Month Three: Classism

  • Create a safe and open space for participants to discuss class and classism.
  • Explore the impact of class and classism on our personal lives within the U.S. class structure.
  • Understand working definitions and basic concepts about class and classism.
  • Learn information about the current class structure and historical legacies of classism in the U.S.
  • Explore some of the interconnections between classism and other forms of oppression.
  • Increase awareness and understanding of individual, institutional, and cultural manifestations of classism in the U.S.
  • Identify ways of taking action against classism and make commitments to individual.

What you can expect in this intensive: 

  • 6 live classes co-led by Desiree and Ericka
  • An action pack outlining relevant notes from each class
  • Curated curriculum of readings for each month
  • 1:1 office hours with Desiree or Ericka
  • Access to a private community page to get the support of your peers and Ericka and Desiree
  • Weekly class challenges that ask you to apply what you just learned to daily interactions and decision making
  • All that, plus a whole lot of personal growth!

Not sure if this is the right fit? Have questions? Shoot us an email

Total Cost is $1,150

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