Workshops and Events
New Online Interactive Workshop
WHITE, CIS WOMEN:
We Can Do Better
January 10, 2022 - March 20, 2022
Group- $10 per person
(registrants may choose to contribute more)
***25% of fees collected with each registration will be donated to organizations actively working toward racial equity, LGBTQ+ visibility, economic justice, and/or overall equity and inclusion.
THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION
White, cis (cisgender, meaning not transgender, non-binary, or gender non-conforming) women, the truth is we are problematic. Ouch. That hurts.
More and more, white cis women are being called out and called in, and possibly at times it may feel as though we are targeted for criticism and blaming, even in moments when we feel like we are being good allies and aren't sure where we messed up. It doesn't feel good, and so often is a reason we get defensive, decide to stop trying, or even end up being resentful allies.
Let's step out of victim mode, shall we?
The reality is:
We, white cis women have achieved the social power we have often at the expense of women of color, and often leaving trans and non-binary women behind.
We, white cis women have historically allied ourselves with white men in oppressing others.
We, white cis women have steamrolled over women of color in advocacy and activism.
We, white cis women have coopted movements, our voices overpowering those who had the courage to speak first.
We, white cis women have used femininity and fragility as an excuse and even a weapon.
We, white cis women have acted as gatekeepers of womanhood.
If you're feeling defensive, resentful, or like you are being blamed for problems that you feel are outside of your control, that is hindering your allyship. The reality is, we have to face some difficult truths, and be courageous enough to work through them.
Release the Programming Holding You Back from Being a Strong Ally.
My goal in this online workshop is to offer space and guidance in unpacking some really difficult stuff, that in the moment may be uncomfortable or even bring up strong feelings of guilt, shame, anger, and overwhelm.
Going through this process is EMPOWERING! What we will be doing together is working to understand and undo harmful subconscious programming that has been done to us, and which we then often unknowingly seek to preserve. By doing this work, we can make meaningful and long-lasting progress toward becoming genuine and effective allies. So join me in getting out of our own way!
This online workshop is appropriate for white cisgender women ages 18 and older.
This online workshop will include:
live webinar discussion components (which will be recorded and uploaded for continued access)
recorded video and linked video components
This online workshop will require:
a 10 week commitment
at least 2 hours of your time each week (choosing to spend more time is up to you, and may depend on your learning style)
an open mind
honesty with self and others
willingness to listen when it is uncomfortable
YOUR PERSONAL COMMITMENT!!!
This online workshop will cover:
Social constructs related to gender roles, femininity, and compliance
White women and victimhood
Tone policing, steamrolling, fragility, and other deflective strategies often used to shift into victimhood
The coopting of movements/centering ourselves
Weaponization of femininity and fragility
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Contact me to inquire about specialized trainings, workshops, and speaking engagements.
I am proud to be currently serving as a Fellow and the Director for the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso
DIVERSITY AND RESILIENCY INSTITUTE OF EL PASO
a project of the Borderland Rainbow Center
The Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso was developed out of the successful launch of LGBTQI+ Sensitivity trainings for professionals in the El Paso, Texas area. The Borderland Rainbow Center became the operator of the Purple Pages, a directory of medical and mental health providers who operate LGBTQI+ friendly or affirming services, and through a grant, expanded upon their already substantial professional and community trainings. Through partnership with other professionals in the community, the base of training topics expanded, and now through this new project, The Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso is able to bring you many of those trainings in the convenience of you own home or office.
At the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso, our Mission is to promote the values of diversity and inclusion through education and training, fostering resiliency in professional practice, company culture, and within the community. We offer access to material which will prepare mental health and social services professionals to competently and confidently engage with marginalized groups, expand their knowledge base, and increase social awareness. Corporate trainings help companies and organizations improve their workplace culture and practices, equipping them to engage a diverse workforce in a manner that goes beyond simply checking the boxes. The Institute focuses on community education, providing content designed to inform, empower, and support community members.