SPECIAL POP UP COHORT FOR DOW AND FACILITATOR TRAINING ALUMNI!
DOW Pop Up:
Queer and Trans Theme
4 week program
Mondays 2-4 pm PST
-May 16, May 30, June 6, June 13
What do you do...
....as a queer person when you don’t feel resourced enough to repair with a Person of Color?
...when BIPOC queer folks are being harmed by white queer folks?
....when your white trans friend is having a really hard time and does something racist?
....when your two employees are in conflict about their different oppressed identities?
...when your BIPOC friend says something homophobic?
....when you don’t feel fully seen in your own marginalized identities by BIPOC folks?
Join us for 4 weeks of connection, questions, scenarios and role play as we grow in holding more complexity and being more human with each other.
*THIS POP UP for folx who have done a 4 month program with us previously*
This cohort will be centering experiences across race, gender, and sexuality. Wellness for queer and trans folx will be prioritized in this space, and we encourage people of all genders and sexual orientations to be a part. This space is for everyone. Often when conflict happens across different oppressed identities, cisgender, straight and white folks are often witnessing and can escalate the harm. We want you here!
Pushing ourselves when we are already marginalized is challenging - to the queer and trans people, thank you for being here.
Witnessing and growing outside of our own lived experience can bring a lot, including possibly harming others - to straight and cisgender people, thank you for being here.
This program takes place over the course over 5 weeks for 4 sessions, with one week off for integration.
*This Cohort is capped at 12 participants*
4 Zoom Calls
Mondays 2:00-4:00 PST
Relationship building & white supremacy culture curriculum as we outlined above, plus whatever needs & processes are present in the group that day.
with other Participants in the Group
This is the space where you will process, scratch counsel, and support each other in between calls. Build capacity live for reaching for folks with different positionalities and stay focused on dsirupting racism together.
Important Note from Aaron and Porsha
Holistic Resistance believes there needs to be a place for white folks
to be with each other & work on our material.
AND...it does not erase our work with POC-led leadership & movements.
We should respect this process as a portion of our work, not the complete picture.
White people working with accountability is an essential piece
of not putting the burden exclusively on POC to help white folks unlearn our racism.
We invite you to not leave it to People of Color to ask you
important questions about your whiteness.
We also invite you to recognize questions & feelings
that are better kept to yourself & harmful when in the presence of POC.
We have been asked by POC to ask better questions of our white peers
& really listen to the answers we hear in our communities. This series is an opportunity for white folks
to practice that in real time and to cultivate deep, long lasting relationships along the way
of Zoom Calls:
MONDAYS: 2-4pm PST
[NO SESSION May 23rd]
***All Group Sessions will be Recorded.***
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
DOW gives me a firm grounding in a community where I can be vulnerable and practice building new skills in anti-racism that disrupt not only white supremacy within myself, but in the people around me and in wider systems and structures as well. Since starting the group, I have begun to notice and shift the ways my whiteness manifests as well as a transforming the ways I approach fellow white folks to call them into this work. A valuable and necessary use of your time.
DOW offers a glimpse beyond white supremacy culture. Dylan and Jennie work well together to slow things down with deep questions and thoughtful groundings. This group offered a container where I felt my edges of bringing more of my full self into a space and navigating how to track and care for folks in community. This longer series of community building provided a solid place to return to to hold the complexities of both loving white people and holding one another accountable.
When I came into the program I knew I had whiteness written all over me. But Jennie and Dylan helped me realize two key things: first, that white supremacy is not only expressed in my thinking, but also in my emotions and in my body. Second, the scenarios of human interactions we worked through as a team showed me how to be curious about a person's actions, rather than assuming, blaming or shaming. Big time, powerful learning.
$Sliding scale $200-600
Accessibility is a top priority for us in anti-racism work.
Choose your payment for this 4 week program: we suggest a sliding scale of $200-$600 total.
Pay more if you are able, as it directly allows us to offer this work at accessible rates & funds our other work that we do for free.
We are committed to offering a sliding scale, particularly for LGBTQIA folks, people with disabilities, & people with low income. Please get in touch with us if you are also in need of further scholarship. We want you in this work! Payment plans are always available - email email@example.com to share your payment plan needs.
All workshops that focus on working with white folks on our anti-racism involve a 10% donation to organizations & individuals whose lives are marginalized by racism every day. For more info visit www.dylanwilderquinn.com/poc-solidarity.
"What are our responsibilities as white folks in anti-racism? How do we deepen our devotion to creating another way of being? White supremacy culture will constantly try to suck us back into the ways we’ve been socialized to not pay attention - and definitely don’t rock the boat.
We absolutely have a responsibility to step up as white folks in this work, but how we step up makes all the difference. Transformation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. For so long I was going at my anti-racism work alone. These systems of oppression, like racism, are huge, and they thrive when we are isolated. It wasn’t until I began deeply connecting with other white folks and building lasting relationships that I started to feel my resiliency growing and long-term strategy actually moving into action. And this work can be healing - connection and relationship cultivate another way of being.
Social justice is not just hard work - it is hard work, but when we do it community, it’s also connective. Undoing the notion we can do this by ourselves is healing, and the connection we experience in community generates more capacity for work.
Dylan Wilder Quinn
"I've been in white anti-racist communities where we were so focused on being 'the good anti-racist' that we tore each other apart with our criticism and our perfectionism, got afraid to speak up and be in conflict, and eventually burned ourselves and each other out.
Literally, in so many spaces, our own white supremacy culture keeps us from participating in anti-racism. It pushes us and other white people out of the work, which is literally the opposite of what we need to be doing as white people. It's time for something different - something that's relational and connective, and coming from a place where we ALL as white people have work to do.
It's time to support each other, to share strategies and create a sense of community based in ending racism. White people, we've got work to do.