Building Bridges offers continuing learning opportunities for community members looking to deepen their communication skills and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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An online training session focused on privilege and oppression, through the lens of racial equity.
Groundwork sessions are a great starting place for folks new to Building Bridges and invested in deepening their journey of inclusion and equity. These one-time sessions occur in two, race-based affinity spaces (BIPOC and White) in order to ensure that racial equity is embedded in the learning environment. Other Building Bridges training and cohorts occur in multi-racial settings, once all participants receive groundwork training around racial equity. Groundwork sessions a prerequisite for our cohort-based trainings – Uprooted, Liberated and Rooted.
How do we dismantle oppressive systems in our inner world, in order to create equitable systems in our outer world?
Uprooted is a one-day deep dive into personal and interpersonal practices that examine white privilege, challenge white supremacy and reorient toward liberation.
This highly experiential training draws from Building Bridges’ conflict transformation model, and pulls from facilitators’ lived experiences countering their own internalized white dominance. A pilot program, Uprooted seeks to create a space for white-identified community leaders* to increase their skills, accountability, connection, and support for dismantling white supremacy.
Rooted is a two-day professional and personal development experience based on the model of conflict transformation. This training is designed to deepen your practice of inclusion and equity, and equip you with communication tools to navigate difficult conversations. Each day will include a combination of experiential workshops, community conversations on relevant issues to the U.S., and mindfulness practices focused on presence and peace.
Connect through Conflict
Connect through Conflict is a multi-day training focused on inclusion and equity, hosted twice a year.
During this training experience, participants engaged in a series of workshops, discussions and think labs. All of these experiences were centered around individual and group identity development, empathy-building, and communication.
Connect through Conflict challenges participants to navigate topics centered around anti-oppression and inclusion to more effectively address these things in both professional and personal settings. Whether you consider yourself an inclusion expert, novice, or anywhere in between, you can expect to be challenged, sharpened, and empowered.