LOCATION

Online - Zoom
Denver, CO

We all grow in the same place on equitable ground

Folks of the global majority, communities of color.

Let's spend time in community, collaboration, and reflection around systemic change. It's time we work together in dismantling and healing around racism and white supremacy in ourselves and our communities.

 

Next Event is August 18th from 4 - 6pm. 

 

CONFLUENCE CARE is a continued space to plug into community and come around different themes to discuss. During the session, participants will dialogue, write, and reflect. This session is 2 hours long and takes place from 4:00 - 6:00pm in MST on the dates listed.  Themes may include mental health, intergenerational trauma, self care and community care, conflict transformation, abolistionism. 

 

Our Confluence Care sessions are a great starting place for folks new to Building Bridges and invested in deepening their journey of inclusion, equity, community, collective rest, liberation and healing. Confluence Care sessions are highly recommended as prerequisites for Soul Collective and Taproot. This is a space of and for community care, healing justice, cultral resilience, loving justice and just plain slowing down. 

 

Our Session in August includes a loving justice holistic framework that dives into personal growth through conflict. All through a somatic and spiritual lens on conflict resolution and transformative justice.  Where we create space to examine conflict deeply in order to discover more of our interpersonal realm.  We are feeling and noticing an opening for the need of liberation and healing spaces, and are excited to consider new ways to interact with and explore our way through it.

 

Objectives:

  • Navigating what accountability and transformative justice looks like in our lives
  • Begin to discover our values when conflict arises
  • Gain conversational skills, ethical evaluation of accountability processes, boundary-setting skills, connecting with somatic practices to safely go through conflicts.
  • Honoring the body and the role it plays in the above, i.e., social change, conflicts, relationships, values and our boundaries

 

This online training session is NOT A WEBINAR FOR PASSIVE PARTICIPATION. Instead, it requires all participants to be ready to fully lean into a time of learning and dialogue. Because of the nature of the dialogue, this session will not be recorded for public use or re-watching after the session. Please only register if you are able to be fully present at the session. Come to the session ready to engage with all exercises and dialogues. Each session will be three hours long and happen via Zoom (Colorado - Mountain Time). This is facilitated by a multiracial team, and will have a maximum capacity of 20 participants. 

 

The session will include:

  • Guided real-time practice and reflection around different topics and how they relate to racial equity, and further liberation of BIPOC as a whole
  • Facilitate group dialogue and refection around different topcis related to racial equity, and how to deepen a practice to diversity, equity and inclusion in your personal and professional context
  • A healing workshop to close out the time together

 

Registration for this 2 hr session is $50. Ideally, we ask that you or your organization cover this fee, as a financial investment towards advancing racial equity. Note that these are prices for individual community members to join.  Payment plans and scholarships are available upon request.  We do not turn anyone away. Please reach out.

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.  If you have concerns/questions, please reach out to training@buildingbridgesshift.org for discount or scholarship options. 

Click here for details on our cancellation policy.  Each session will take place if at least 4 participants are in attendance.

 

A few additional notes:

Group Norms & Why racial affinity space

Definitions

 

*WHY JUST Folks of the Global Majority/BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)? BB Groundwork 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. 

**WHY FOCUS ON RACIAL EQUITY? Although Building Bridges aims to provide all trainings through a lens of intersectionality and anti-oppression, our organization centers on racial equity. For this reason, we have made it a priority to provide foundational trainings that are focused on privilege and oppression from a racial equity standpoint. We acknowledge that all people hold many complex identities and other types of privileges exist (i.e. class, gender, citizenship status, ability, etc.) but we have chosen to center our Session in racial equity because of the weight that racial identity holds in the U.S. context. 

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