Building bridges between various communities is the heart of community renewal.
Coalitions are the result of leaders seeing in each other an ally for their
own self interest. In our racialized and ethnically polarized urban, suburban
and rural communities, Racial Sobriety is a tool and process to end the “stinking
thinking” or racisms of all sorts. The approach traces the historical
realities that have pitted people against one another.
Introduction to Racial Sobriety®
This facilitated workshop introduces the audience to a unifying approach
to begin the conversation on racisms. The experience includes the explanation
of the three elements of talking about racism that brings on anxiety; facilitates
a discussion of finding one’s own “voice” in the conversation
on racial issues; allows for a discovery of one’s Racial History Journal;
and introduces other instruments for continuing one’s understanding
of the Racial Sobriety approach.
Racial Sobriety and Working Groups
This six hour workshop takes the Racial Sobriety® approach and demonstrates
its use with committees, task forces and other forms of working groups who
are entrusted with bettering racial and ethnic relations for their respective
communities or organizations. This program includes the Introduction to Racial
Sobriety and develops from this core approach its applications for social
and organizational transformation.
Executive Leadership Training
This is a 12 hour workshop aimed at leaders who need a tool to get the organization
on the "same page" in their conversation on race, ethnic issues.
It offers a benefit paradigm so as to move away from a anxiety/guilt model
as a motivation for Racial Sobriety®. The leaders will develop their “voice” of
racial sobriety as a personal compass to feel their way within their organization
or group, and tools to direct a conversation that many would rather not have.
The outcome of the training is to equip leadership with the tools to construct
a culture of racial sobriety for their educational institutions.