Most anti-racism trainings for white folks are designed to build a knowledge-base about racism in order to create behavior change among participants. Our training is unique because it goes deeper than the intellectual and seeks to cultivate the necessary emotional strength and resilience to recognize and work to address racism in ourselves, our communities, and our country.
Through Restorative Justice practices we will engage in self-reflection, dialogue, and group activities to...
Move from our heads to our hearts in our discussions around race
Develop mindful awareness and greater control over our stress responses in conversations about racism or our own biases
Recognize and respond to microaggressions through restorative conversations
Tie together economic and racial oppression to foster solidarity across lines of race
Explore ways to have meaningful conversations about race within our families and across political divides
Katherine Culberg directs the Restorative Reentry program at Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY). Her passion for and commitment to restorative justice continues to grow, particularly as it relates to racial reconciliation.
David Dean has spent his recent life coordinating a youth activism program called The Unity Hoops Project, advocating for restorative discipline in schools, supporting men to overcome hyper-masculine social expectations, and serving as a writer and trainer for White Awake. He is passionate about facilitating the inner transformation we need to become effective agents of social change.
Julie Shackford-Bradley is the coordinator of the Restorative Justice Center at UC Berkeley. Her work in colleges and universities has led her to focus on ways to facilitate better communication around social justice issues and organizing, as well as harms associated with racial bias.