26-Day Racial Equity Journey
We can do what must be done. Join us in raising awareness, deepening understanding and shifting old patterns of behavior. We do this with the goal of creating a world where ALL people belong.
We are so happy that you have found your way here. At the end of this journey you will have a wealth of knowledge to help you understand racial issues, tackle difficult conversations and take action to effect change. We believe that each person has their own answers - we are not here to give you a prescribed view on these issues. Our intention is to offer ideas and encourage you to stretch beyond what you already know and explore new territory, finding what you believe along the way.
The Journey is available to all adults and all genders, and it is FREE.
The Journey is divided into 4 sections, each with a particular theme. We have provided links to videos, audio and articles to explore within each theme.
You can follow the daily 26-day practice or you can take it at your own pace.
Please follow the materials in the order that it is presented. This has been created with intention.
The work of building racial equity can be hard, so please stick with the Journey until the end!
In order to get the most benefit from this experience, please use the accompanying workbook (see below)
Each month, you may join one of our Racial Discussion Circles, where you can bring ideas, questions and concerns that come up for you during the Journey.
To the Aboriginal and Torres Strait people journeying with us: Please note that there are some materials that contain footage or images of deceased persons.
To all BIPOC: There may be materials that touch on your racial trauma. We share these materials for the purpose of opening the minds and hearts of those who have not been aware, or understood the gravity, of these traumas. We are aware that this could be triggering and we encourage you to do what you need in order to be safe.
To all participants: This journey is a descent, and will take us deeper and deeper into understanding. As we travel together, it will be important for us all to be in our bodies. This means, to be aware of what you are experiencing in your body as you watch and listen. The work of racial healing can be painful. Like the fire that is used to purify something, inner racial work burns away the trauma, allowing the wound to heal, the skin to grow back together, and the body to once again be whole. You will likely experience some kind of pain on this journey. Yet this is what Resmaa Menakem calls “clean pain” enabling “us to engage our integrity and tap into our body’s inherent resilience and coherence...to grow through our difficulties, develop nuanced skills, and mend our trauma.”