UPCOMING TRAININGS

As we remain suspended in the in-between of shelter-in-place, STRONGHOLD has asked the question What serves given our current conditions and constraints?

STRONGHOLD's foundational training, Racial & Restorative Justice Stewardship (RRJS), is designed to be an in-person experiential training. Instead of grasping to make the RRJS training translate online, we have decided to soften our hold on it so that the true offering for this moment can emerge. 

We feel we have arrived at several offerings that are resonant with the call of this moment -- both in structure (screen-minimal) and in content. 

We hope you will join us

us at STRONGHOLD

WITH LOVE FOR US:

a BIPOC* gathering for community care

~a recurring online event~

 

beginning JULY 15th

Monthly, on the 3rd Wednesday

5.30 - 7.30PM PST

 

 

we are each other’s harvest, we are each other’s business, 

we are each other’s magnitude and bond

- gwendolyn brooks

we are organizers. workers. learners. parents.

envisioners. children. supporters. teachers.

creators. elders. protesters. healers.

 

we are living.

mourning.

surviving.

healing.

thriving.

 

this is an offering to BE with one another, in community and rooted in radical love, so that we may share in the ceremony of gathering, the wisdom of reflecting, and the embodiment of restoration.

 

during our time together we will:

center and ground

share the really, really of how we are

have silent reflection

witness and be witnessed

learn more & register here

*BIPOC: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

Collective Practice to End White Supremacy:

A Gathering for White Folks

~a recurring online event~

beginning JULY 15th

Monthly, on the 3rd Wednesday

5.30 - 7.30PM PST

“More than almost anything else, each of us yearns to belong. Within each human body

is this deep, raw, aching desire. Here is what makes white-body supremacy so pervasive and so intractable: Beneath all the exclusion and constriction and trauma, white-body supremacy offers the white body a sense of belonging...We will not end white-body supremacy -- or any form of human evil --by trying to tear it to pieces. Instead, we can offer people better ways to belong and better things to belong to.”

Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands

 

As white people, we are called not just to fight racism, but to take radical responsibility for it.

This is a moment to summon our collective outrage and channel it into courageous self-examination.

This is painful and critical work. And, we don't need to do it alone.

We can belong to each other in our shared commitment to transform the legacy of white supremacy.

We can rewrite the social contracts of whiteness to center accountability and action rather than silence.

This takes willingness, rigor and practice. This takes heart.

 

learn more & register here

::RECKONING & RESTORATIVE JUSTICE:: 

a 6-week online exploration of harm, accountability & healing

We have all caused harm, we have all been targets of harm. What are our lived histories within harm? What are its origins in our lives and communities? What cycles of harm-doing have we inherited?

Accountability is an active, ongoing, and embodied practice. What do accountable relationships look and feel like? What disrupts our ability to take accountability?

Healing and repair are not linear. How do we make room for shame, rage, doubt, and fear in our processes? How do we work with incompletion? How do we reclaim trust in ourselves, our needs, our timing, and our right to wholeness?

STRONGHOLD will host and facilitate TWO OFFERINGS of this 6-week online community

of practice exploring harm, accountability & healing.

Wed, Jul 15, 2020 –Wed, Aug 19, 2020

Wed, Sept 2, 2020 - Wed Oct 7, 2020

we have moved to an application process for this training

learn more & apply here

AT CAPACITY

Collective Practice to End White Supremacy

8-week study & practice series for

white folks longing to understand, heal & transform whiteness

“Most of us would not choose to be socialized into racism and white supremacy.

Unfortunately, we didn’t have that choice.”

Robin Di’Angelo

As white people, we are called not just to fight white supremacy, but to take radical responsibility for it.
This is a moment to summon our collective outrage and channel it into courageous self-examination. We can rewrite the social contracts of whiteness to center accountability and action rather than silence and numbness.

we have moved to an application* process for this training

please complete the application here

*applications will close on july 20th

Restorative and Racial Justice Stewardship Training

dates TBD

“my silences had not protected me,

your silences will not protect you...what do you need to say?”

-audre lorde, sister outsider

the skill of community facilitation is the engine of everything we do at STRONGHOLD. this foundational and experiential training puts restorative justice theory into action. we believe the ability to deliver grounded facilitation is essential if we want to bring healing and transformation to the places in ourselves and our communities that engender harm. our pedagogy is rooted in restorative and transformative justice and a commitment to collective liberation.