Unlearning racism through the body, storytelling and deep listening
- Introductory Workshop (recording available)
- 4-Month Online Program (February-May 2021; See below for program details)
400 Years: If Not Now, When? If Not Us, Who?
An Introductory 2 Hour Virtual Workshop – RECORDING Now Available
People are waking up right now to what’s been going on for the past 400+ years: systemic, structural and institutional racism.
This waking up process is uncomfortable for many. Yet waking up is necessary and imperative.
This dynamic workshop was held on June 29, 2020. If you missed it, but are interested in the content, you may purchase the recording.
How this training is different: We’re face-to-face with an opportunity to heal the divide between races. But we can’t change or heal when we’re contracted in fear or shame. We also can’t change our systems, let alone our personal lives, when our limbic system is so revved up we can’t relax and make difficult and different decisions.
Which is why this 2-Hour Online Workshop includes a lot of what I see missing in other trainings: our bodies and practices designed to calm our nervous systems and allow us to unlearn racism in a real, lasting way.
Who this is for: This is for you, whatever color your skin might be. These important conversations require all of us to get curious, get in our bodies and get listening.
ABOUT BERNADETTE PLEASANT:
Bernadette is a fiery sensual Speaker, Somatic Healer, Sacred Grief Ritual Facilitator, Creator of The Emotional Institute and Femme!, a mind-body wellness program. With certifications in Somatic Healing Modalities and Sensual Movement, Reiki, and Integrated Energy Therapy—and studies in African, Tribal, and Free Dance—Bernadette promotes emotional freedom through movement and empowerment.
ABOUT WOKIE NWABUEZE, ESQ.:
Wokie Nwabueze is the Founder and CEO of The Seen & Heard Project®, a consultancy and educational platform created to amplify the voices of women of color and to help innovative organizations build cultures of belonging. Wokie’s extensive research on the intersection of identity, power, communication, and leadership and twenty years of experience as a hands-on practitioner is the foundation of her consulting, advisory, and coaching work. Through it, she has successfully supported Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, and social change organizations in navigating complex human dynamics and creating cultures where employees from underrepresented identify groups are seen, supported, and advanced. Her leadership development framework – The Seen & Heard Method® – has taught over 3,000 professionals to speak for self-advocacy, connection, and impact. Her clients have included IBM, Spotify, MetLife, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Associated Black Charities, the NYC Department of Education, and numerous women’s professional associations and media platforms.
Areas of expertise include:
- Inclusion, Diversity, Integrity, and Equity Strategic Planning
- C-Suite and Leadership Organizational Culture and Climate Advisory
- Global Culture Change Initiatives
- Workplace Conflict Resolution – Certified Organizational Ombudsman
- Diversity Crisis Management – Restorative Practices, Facilitation, Qualitative Research
- Leadership Development, Anti-Bias, and Communication Coaching & Training
- Diverse Employee Retention & Engagement
- Safe Space Reporting System Design
- Training Design and Delivery
- Public Speaking
A 4-Month Online Program For Visionaries unlearning racism through the body, storytelling and deep listening
This program is a response to the awakening occurring right now in our country and on the planet. It’s time to come together and unlearn racism, through our body, storytelling and deep listening, so that we can heal the divide between races and stand united, for and with each other.
400 Years provides the knowledge and understanding required to address how we’ve locked bias and racism into our bodies and been trained to turn a blind eye to racial inequities. This will include an emotional tour of the effects of white privilege, internalized racism and oppression.
We will also explore how to unlock and unlearn racism from our bodies, by gently tending to our wounded spirit, ego, and privilege.
This is an in-depth and interactive, experiential program inclusive of every skin color. We are creating a safe and supportive environment for you to explore and reflect upon your own experiences and beyond.
- Twice Monthly 90-Minute Group Calls, Facilitated by Bernadette Pleasant (8 total)
All done via zoom for increased interaction & engagement, our calls will support you in exploring the themes of the course, with experiential exercises, guest speakers, readings (from “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Out Hearts and Bodies.”)
- Private FB Group
Our private community is a safe & supportive place for you to connect with others dedicated to unlearning racism. It is your place to connect 24/7. Ask questions, receive support, lend support & engage. We are committed to fostering curiosity, listening & honest, insightful conversations.
1 payment of $2997 or 4 payments of $750/month
HOW THIS TRAINING IS DIFFERENT
We’re face-to-face with an opportunity to heal the divide between races.
But we can’t change or heal when we’re contracted in fear or shame.
We also can’t change our systems, let alone our personal lives, when our limbic system is so revved up we can’t relax and make difficult and different decisions.
Which is why this 4-Month Program includes a lot of what I see missing in other trainings: our bodies and practices designed to calm our nervous systems and allow us to unlearn racism in a real, lasting way.
400 Years is an 8-week course taking place every other Thursday, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST.
- Week 1: March 18, 2021
- Week 2: April 1, 2021
- Week 3: April 15, 2021
- Week 4: April 29, 2021
- Week 5: May 13, 2021
- Week 6: May 27, 2021
- Week 7: June 10, 2021
- Week 8: June 24, 2021