JOURNEY HOME

Accomplice Development Program For White Allies

Allies' anti-racist work has elements of a mindset of penance, they feel guilt to guard against slipping back into complicity with white supremacy, and express lingering shame through their frustration with white people who are not allies.

Accomplices act naturally and easily from a place of humility and power for justice and liberation, move through life free of shame, are fueled by love and inspired by the power and magic of all human beings. They delight in opportunities to leverage their power for justice.

Participants in Journey Home will consciously begin or deepen a process of moving past allyship, creating and stabilizing an identity as an anti-racist accomplice. Participants will receive the gift of their cultural heritage and, in doing so, will come home to themselves. Participants will free themselves from shame and fear around race and racism, giving them an expanded capacity to educate and support others.

Humility is knowing this; we must heal ourselves.

“Do not try to save

the whole world

or do anything grandiose.

Instead, create

a clearing

in the dense forest

of your life

and wait there

patiently,

until the song

that is yours alone to sing

falls into your open cupped hands

and you recognize and greet it.

Only then will you know

how to give yourself

to this world so worthy of rescue.”

                       

                    ― Martha Postlethwaite

Tools and Practices

Context and Distinctions

You will explore the context humaniy was in that gave rise to race as a social construct and racism as an expression of prejudice and descrimination based on this new categorization of people.  This will illuminate the answer to many unanswerable "why's?" in anti-racist work. 

Allyship Development

You will dive into research  designed to bring up the next level of  pain to be healed, in service of anti-racism and justice. Through powerful one-on-one Allyship Development Coaching sessions and a supportive group environment, you will move past fear and shame. You will  increase your effectiveness in your anti-racist work and your life. 

Family History 

Research

You will research your family's history to create a Family Album containing your Family Immigration Story, and a Who Are Your People? presentation about your family's culture pre-immigration, and your people's culture pre-colonization. You can use multimedia, music, movement and any expressions that feel culturally meaningful. 

Full Emotional Expression

You will explore the devastating and profound loss of culture, land, history, and identity that ethnic groups experienced through colonization and that your ancestors experienced as immigrants to the United States of America. In order to survive, they assimilated and suppressed these feelings, and we inherited them.  We will release these inherited feelings using healing and discharge techniques that involve movement, sound, and art. 

The Journey Home Spring 2020 Cohort

REGISTRATION CLOSED

COHORT FILLED

Program workdays:

Workday 1: Jan 18th

Workday 2: Feb 22nd

Workday 3: Mar 28th

Workday 4: April 25th

Workday 5: May 23rd

Workday 6: June 27th

The Journey Home
Fall 2020 Cohort

TBA

The program includes:

  • Monthly workdays 

  • Group research work parties

  • Monthly 1-on-1 allyship development coaching sessions. 

The Journey Home Spring 2021 Cohort

TBA

The program includes:

  • Monthly workdays 

  • Group research work parties

  • Monthly 1-on-1 allyship development coaching sessions. 

A Message From Leanne: 

If you feel called to be part of Journey Home, my request to you, as a person of color to a white ally, is to do whatever it takes to be in the program. If you feel pulled to be here, which not everyone does, we need you. Do whatever it takes,

and I will help you any way that you will let me.