A Special Invitation For Our Beloved White Leaders . . .
As we have faced recent current events --- from the effects of the Pandemic to the events surrounding the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others --- Corey and I have had many leaders, particularly White leaders, from all walks of life reach out to us.
They’re asking for our advice on how to address these challenges within their teams, organizations, and even within their families and personal networks.
For the past 20 years, Corey and I have been doing race relations work together. And we’ve learned to use an innovative, personalized approach to foster greater understanding among people from different races and walks of life.
Professionally, we bring over 30 years of leading organizations, initiatives, and movements. It’s been our joy to work with people from all walks of life, and from various parts of the world.
Together, we’ve facilitated authentic conversations about race among White and Black South Africans. And we’ve helped leaders from multiple industries transform the challenges in mindset & perspective that stand in the way of creating and building more diverse and inclusive organizations and cultures.
In light of the questions we’ve been receiving, we know that we’ve reached a critical mass moment; one where many leaders who are becoming aware of these challenges for the very first time are feeling helpless, frustrated, angry, sad, or confused.
Others who have been aware and sympathetic are feeling as if they don’t know what to do. And still others who see themselves as allies are feeling as if their efforts are inadequate when they face the magnitude of the problem of racial injustice and inequity, and all the pain these problems have contributed to the state of our world.
Corey and I see these issues as central to all of our liberation and empowerment. Because of this belief, it gives us great joy to present to you: White Awakening.
This leadership growth curriculum has been designed to help White people who aspire to create a more just and sustainable world move beyond the limiting postures of simple Allyship and into the deeper realm of full rehumanization.
We’d love to keep you updated on our journey as we prepare to launch White Awakening into the world. If you’re interested in being a part of the journey (or joining the program yourself) please add your information here.