We all grow in the same place on equitable ground
Folks of the global majority, communities of color. it's time to liberate ourselves around privilege and oppression, especially as they relate to racial equity**
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.
CONFLUENCE CARE is a one time online training that will occur 4 different times throughout 2022. Confluence Care uses 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. This session is 3 hours long and takes place from 4:00 - 7:00pm in MST on the dates listed. These occur as one-time sessions that repeat the same curriculum each session.
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 also are required as a prerequisite for our cohort-based trainings Soul Collective and Taproot.
NOTE: There are 2 different Confluence Cares. One for the Global Majority/BIPOC and the other for folks who identify as biracial or multi racial (you identify with 2 or more racial identities). If you identify as bicultural or multi racial, you may want to join the Biracial and Multiracial Confluence Care here. You are welcome to join both. If you are someone who wants to attend both, we would love to give a discount for joining the second one. Please contact email@example.com for a code.
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:
Registration for this one time, 3 hr session is $100. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
*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.