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COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE BOOK/FILM GROUP

You are invited to join us in a co-learning experience. We are going to be reading life changing books and watching films that will help us embrace our deepening identities as racial peacebuilders and anit-racists. All sessions will be facilitated by Iyabo Onipede of Leadership Matter's LLC and Compassionate Atlanta.

We will meet twice monthly online:

the second Thursday of the Month at
6:30 p.m. Eastern
and

the fourth Wednesday of the Month at
12 noon Eastern

Dates:
OUR co-learning sessions meet twice month on the Second Thursday at 6:30 pm Eastern, and 12 noon on the fourth Wednesday. Each SESSION is 2 hours long. Each session is optional.

design:
IF YOU CANNT ATTEND ONE SESSION, THEN ATTEND THE OTHER SESSION, OR ONLY COME TO ONE SESSION A MONTH. EACH MONTH, WE WILL COVER THE SAME BOOK FOR BOTH SESSIONS. THE TWO MONTHLY SESSIONS WILL BE DESIGNED TO COVER THE SAME MATERIAL BUT OF COURSE, IT WILL BE DIFFERENT BECAUSE PARTICIPANTS ARE DIFFERENT.

FOCUS:
THIS MEDIA GROUP IS NOT YOUR ORDINARY BOOK AND/OR FILM GROUP. WE ARE GOING TO BE FOCUSED ON THE HEALING OF OUR INTERNALIZED RACIAL IDENTITIES AS WE READ BOOKS AND WATCH FILMS THAT DEEPEN OUR CAPACITIES TO HEAL OUR COMMUNITIES. THIS IS BRAVE AND HONEST SPACE. THIS IS WHERE WE CREATE LIBERATION FOR OURSELVES AND OTHERS.

ADD ONS:
QUARTERLY, WE SHALL SCHEDULE ADDITIONAL TIME FOR DEEP DIVES INTO PARTICULAR SUBJECT MATTERS LIKE CRITICAL RACE THEORY, HISTORICAL EVENTS, ETC. THE PARTICIPANTS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO DECIDE THE SUBJECT OF THE DEEP DIVE.

UNDER CONSIDERATION:
CASTE BY ISABEL WILKERSON (PROBABLY OVER THREE MONTHS)
YOU ARE YOUR BEST THING BY TARANA BURKE & BRENE BROWN.
EMERGENT STRATEGY & WE SHALL NOT CANCEL US BY ADRIENNE MAREE BROWN
WHY ARE ALL THE BLACK KIDS SITTING TOGETHER IN THE CAFETERIA? BEVERLY DANIEL TATUM
ALL ABOUT LOVE BY BELL HOOKS
HOW TO BE AN ANTI-RACIST BY IBRAM X. KENDI
THE ORGIN OF OTHERS BY TONI MORRISON
UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MAN BY EMMANUEL ACHO
HOOD FEMINISM BY MIKKI KENDALL
Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do IT BY SHELLY TOCHLUK
ELOQUENT RAGE: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower BY BRITTNEY COOPER.
MOVIES: 13TH
MALCOLM X
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Twice Monthly Online Group Meetings

This Community will meet monthly online on the second Thursday of the Month
at 6:30 p.m. Eastern
and on the fourth Wednesday of the month at noon Eastern.

Community Of Practice

A community of practice is a group of people who share a common concern, a set of problems, or an interest in a topic and who come together to fulfill both individual and group goals. This Community of Practice is designed to heal our respective racial identities and give us the capacity to compassionately build inclusive communities.

Co-Learning

In this group, we intentionally come together to create a co-learning community. We can be vulnerable and brave. We can share our missteps and support others in their growth as well. We can make inquiries about new truths and create the space to hold hard truths about ourselves and the larger world.

What To
Expect

Review Previous Course Material Alongside The Media we are Studying

We will relearn some of the previous materials we covered in the course taught by Iyabo Onipede, Expanding Dignity: Unpacking Race and Cultuer. We will integrate the learning with the books and film as we deepen and embrace new identities.

Structured Setting For Learning

This is a structured class media group. We will be working through the material and have a schedule ahead of time. We will discuss the readings as they help us develop liberative identities. This will not be a passive learning opportunity and I expect full participation of all of us. 

Access To Private Facebook Group

We need a digital space where we can share without reservation. We will support each other. Our expectation is that all of us will engage with each other to support our mutual growth and develop community.

Community of practice media (BOOK/FILM) group
with iyabo
This month's dates: Thursday, JULY 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm and Wednesday, JULY 21 at noon eastern.

Remaining 2021 Gathering Dates Thursday, July 8 Wednesday, July 28 Thursday, August 12 Wednesday, August 25 Thursday, September 9 Wednesday, September 22 Thursday, October 14 Wednesday, October 27 Thursday, November 11 Wednesday, November 17* adjusted date for holiday season Thursday, December 9 Wednesday, December 15* adjusted date for holiday season

We will continue our learning by meeting once a month and engaging with each other in a private virtual space on Facebook.

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The only way we heal from traumatized racial identities is to be in loving, supportive community where wholeness and well beingness is modeled and reflected to us. It is possible. It is a wise investment of your time, energy and resources.

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~Iyabo Onipede 

This community of practice is designed to be accessible to everyone who attended The Expanding Dignity class as well as some of the friends of this work.

The value of this class is $75.00 a month. However, if you would like to contribute $25, $50, or $75 to another person’s accessibility, I have created those additional buttons below. If you need the support of the options, please let me know.

For instance, if you can only afford $50 and someone else is paying $100 to benefit another, then you will be supported in your accessibility into the group. Neither one of you will know what the other person is doing to support our mutual growt.

You can cancel your automatic subscription at any time. All Group Calls will be recored.

If you need the partial or full scholarship, email me at  hello@iamiyabo.com and I will send you to a different link.

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