Join us for this four week virtual series designed to support your reflection, growth, and planning as an equity leader.
Thursday, January 28
Thursday, February 4
Thursday, February 11
Thursday, February 18
Each class will meet from
10:00-11:45am PT / 1:00-2:45pm ET
If the current WLWA course offering does not work for your schedule, join the WLWA Mailing list on the Registration page.
Frequently asked questions
Why this learning community?
This series is designed for leaders who feel called to deepen their understanding and commitment to antiracism. By engaging in foundational inner work to understand the origins and impact of whiteness at work in their leadership, participants will grow in self-awareness, notice their own impact and step more confidently into the discomfort of antiracist conversations and action.
Why do this with other white leaders?
Increasingly, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) leaders are encouraging white colleagues to do their own work (before or in addition to) engaging in multi-racial dialogues.
Is this course right for me?
This series is designed for white leaders who have a foundational understanding of issues of race and equity (e.g. unconscious bias, white privilege, white supremacy) and want to deepen their lived commitment to antiracism.
What can I expect out of this course?
Engage in rigorous reflection on your impact as a white leader
Understand and examine how our culture of white supremacy (“whiter is better”) functions in your leadership and how you can begin to notice and dismantle it
Lean into the discomfort of racial justice work and practice engaging with love in challenging conversations about race
Translate our growing awareness and reflection into sustained action
What will we cover?
How white supremacy was constructed, and your personal story of whiteness
What antiracism is and how white supremacy functions in your leadership
Receiving feedback on racism and interrupting white supremacy - in yourself and in others - with care
Applying your learnings to practical leadership challenges and committing to your next meaningful action toward antiracism
Who helped create the course materials?
We give special thanks to our partner Lesley Brown Rawlings at Beloved Community for providing advisory support to ensure that our programming is centered in the perspectives of BIPOC experts in equity work.
Who benefits from my participation fee?
50% of the course proceeds will be dedicated to Black thought leaders who inform this work, to Beloved Community (a Black-led organization) for advising us on the work, and used to fund the development of offerings for BIPOC leaders. The other 50% covers the operational program costs and stipends to volunteer facilitators and coordinators.
Is my participation fee refundable?
Program registration is non-transferable. You can cancel your registration up to 2 weeks before the registration deadline. There is a $50 cancelation fee. Cancellations after the 2 week period are non-refundable.
What if I can't afford the participation fee?
What will be exptected of me?
WLWA is a collective learning experience. Over the course you will be working with a large whole group (75+ people), in sections (14-16 people), and in small practice partner groups (3-4 people). The small pracitce partner groups will remain the same throughout the entirety of the course, meaning your participation in the course each week will highly impact the groups' collective experience.
Keep what is shared in this space confidential (what’s said here stays here, what’s learned here can leave here)
Speak your truth (versus speaking for others)
Commit to your learning and the learning of our community by taking care of yourself, staying engaged, and showing up prepared
Have grace for yourself and give grace to others (we will make mistakes in our work together!)
Attend a minimum of 3 sessions live, and to watch the session recording of the class that you miss
- Give us at least 48 hours notice if you cannot attend a session
I want to sign up 5+ people from my organization. Is this possible?
Groups of 5+ people from the same organization take special care given the personal nature of Antiracism work. We're happy to work with you to make these accomodations and to give you a clear picture of what the experience will be like for people in your group.