Building Bridges offers professional learning opportunities for community members looking to deepen their communication skills, and understanding of equity & inclusion.
Learn more about our Group Norms and WHY we use racial affinity spaces HERE
*Groundwork for white bodies & Confluence Care for communities of color is a prerequisite for Uprooted, Soul Collective and Taproot
Groundwork & Confluence Care
Groundwork (white bodies) & Confluence Care (communities of color) 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 are provided in race-based affinity groups in order to center racial equity and growth.
These virtual sessions use a framework called the 4 I’s of Oppression to explore how layers of privilege and oppression contribute to systemic oppression as a whole. During the session, participants will dialogue, write, and reflect on the ways that oppression has played out according to their racial identities.
*Participating in a Groundwork & Confluence Care session is a prerequisite for Soul Collective, Uprooted & Taproot.
Price for individual community members:
Soul Collective (formally known as Liberated) is an online experience created for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and folks of the Global Majority to find freedom and community in liberating themselves from oppressive systems. This new training is a result of multiple requests from BIPOC at past trainings who expressed a desire for more race-based affinity spaces focused on healing, learning and networking.
Join us for this series where BIPOC will have an opportunity to commune and converse around topics that aren’t often highlighted in the inclusion and equity trainings that we attend. Let’s examine and uproot the ways in which white supremacy is showing up in our personal and professional contexts, and reorient toward liberation. This training draws from Building Bridges’ conflict transformation model, and pulls from facilitators’ lived experiences as BIPOC individuals.
*NOTE Confluence Care for Communities of Color or for Biracial/multiracial/bicultural folks is a prerequisite for participation in Soul Collective.
Price for individual community members: $250 – Registration Link
Uprooted is an online series created for white bodied folks to examine and uproot the ways in which white supremacy is showing up in our personal and professional contexts, and reorient toward liberation.
This training draws from Building Bridges’ conflict transformation model, and pulls from white facilitators’ lived experiences countering their own internalized white dominance. Uprooted seeks to create a space for white-identified individuals to increase their skills, accountability, connection, and support for dismantling white supremacy.
*NOTE Groundwork for White Individuals is a prerequisite for participation in Uprooted.
Price for individual community members: $300
Taproot (formally known as Connect Through Conflict) is a multi-day online training focused on building facilitation and conflict transformation skills around inclusion and equity. During this training, participants engage in a series of workshops, discussions, and think labs. All of these experiences center around individual and group identity development, empathy-building, and communication. Participants also get a chance to practice facilitation in mini-workshops throughout the training.
Taproot challenges participants to navigate topics centered around inclusion and equity to more effectively address these topics 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.
*Attending Groundwork for white bodies or Confluence Care for Communities of Color is a prerequisite
Price for individual community members: $550 – Registration Link
Note that these are prices for individual community members to join. Ideally, we ask that you or your organization cover this fee, as a financial investment towards advancing racial equity. Payment plans and scholarships are available upon request. If you are looking to sign up more than 5 people, or have your entire staff/organization attend, please contact us, as that would be a different price and depend on availability.. If you are wanting us to work more in depth and for long term with your team, please fill out our interest form.
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