Healing Cycles of Harm
For White Accomplices
Transformative Healing Circle
For White Accomplices Who Want to Address Their Relationship to Interpersonal Trauma and Structural Violence
What is a White Accomplice?
An accomplice resists patterns and projects of oppression beyond symbolic acts. While educating self and others about institutional and structural systems of oppression is essential, accomplice work engages work beyond knowing and acknowledging.
Accomplice work is the work of informed doing and building, even as it engages risk-taking and a revolutionary shifting of one's understanding of their relationship to the world, those closest to them, and themselves. Internal resistance to change is faced with curiosity instead of submission to old patterns that uphold a disequilibrium of power and a culture of violence. Accomplices recognize that the work to disrupt cycles of oppression is ongoing and engages moments of discomfort and fear, but prioritizes collective liberation over one's personal discomfort.
"We can learn to work and speak when we are afraid in the same way we have learned to work and speak when we are tired.
For we have been socialized to respect fear more than our own needs for language and definition, and while we wait in silence for that final luxury of fearlessness, the weight of that silence will choke us."
Audre Lorde, "Transformation of Silence into Language and Action"
Our curriculum was initially intended to create a supportive healing and accountability space for those who have caused harm, as an alternative to punitive responses to violence. We quickly recognized that this work is valuable to all of those impacted by violence: victims, people who cause harm, and those who fall outside of and in between these two experiences. In addition, our work is deeply intersectional, exploring relationships between gendered violence and other oppressive dynamics such as racism, heteronormativity, and transphobia.
Utilizing culturally relevant, somatic (body-based) and expressive arts healing modalities, participants will gain knowledge, experiences, and tools that they can use to support their own healing and, subsequently, to help others to heal in their communities.
Democratic Collective Healing
We use a democratic, non-hierarchical model that acknowledges that everyone is the expert of their own healing.
Calling Community Space Holders
As part of this cohort, we will also be selecting individuals interested in leading this work as they receive the benefits of this work. People trust those they know with their intimate stories, pain, and desires for personal growth. We want to give existing local leaders additional tools to address individual and collective trauma and violence, and therefore build the capacity for more communities to create a culture of accountability and compassion. Our participant-researcher model has resulted in prior participants co-facilitating future sessions. We are interested in training individuals who have the most capacity to lead this work forward in their own communities. Questions for those interested listed in the application.
July 27th - Sept 21st,
3-6PM PST / 6-9PM EST
Free Intro Workshop
3-6PM PST / 6-9PM EST
Online - Zoom
(Sign Up for Access)
Live Captioning Available Upon Request.
If you prefer to answer application questions via phone, please contact us to make an appointment.
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Sliding Scale: $1,173 - $835 (for all 9 sessions)
Payment Plans Available
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