FROM BYSTANDER TO ALLY • BEGINS OCT 12th

FROM BYSTANDER TO ALLY • BEGINS OCT 12th

From Bystander to Ally

A class for white spiritual people who want fully engage in the movement for equity and social justice and dismantle systemic racism.


This class is for you if you

    • are white and spiritual don’t know how or where to get involved
    • want to learn more about systemic racism and how to interrupt it
    • want to move into right relationship with your past and the past of your ancestors
    • want to learn to support POC organizations and leaders in the movement
    • want to be a powerful advocate for change
    • believe in the power of spiritual practice to transform the world

This class will be a lively interactive experience in which we explore whiteness and white supremacy and its impact, with reading, film, video, podcasts and exercises for deep understanding and healing. Often as white people we can be paralyzed by feelings of guilt, shame, embarrassment about our unearned privilege or family history, or we may have the challenging feeling that we haven’t personally done enough to dismantle racism. In this class we will accept ourselves and heal our pasts as we move forward with raised consciousness and confidence in ourselves as allies. As champions of love and possibility, we will bring all the power of love and wholeness to engage in the transformation that is happening in the world already and we will be empowered to take up our part in it.

Participants will set intentions for ongoing involvement in social and spiritual activism beyond the class and remain tethered to one another

WHEN

Thursday October 12 – Thursday November16
7:00-9:30pm
6 classes

WHERE

At East Bay Church of Religious Science
4130 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94608

INVESTMENT

$199

BOOKS AND OTHER MATERIALS

Required Reading: Waking Up White By Debbie Irving
Suggested Reading:
Radical Dharma by Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, with Jasmine Syedullah, Ph.D.
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

HOW TO REGISTER

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FACILITATORS

Facilitated by: Champion Fleming, Licensed Spiritual Practitioner and Minister in Training Centers
for Spiritual Living with guest facilitators | Guest Facilitator on October 19th Rev. Dereca Blackmon Associate Dean & Director Office of Diversity and First Gen at Stanford University | Guest Facilitator
on November 16th Rev. Deborah L. Johnson Founding Minister/President, Inner Light Center, Soquel CA | Guest Facilitator on October 26th Olivia Janice King, Spiritual Practitioner and Director
of Resident Services at Resources for Community Development Oakland, CA

Check out this talk by REV. DERECA BLACKMON