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Engaging Truth  |​  Increasing Mission Effectiveness  |​  Living Interconnection

Our intensive workshops  expose, stimulate and transform the dynamics of systemic oppression at the root level. 

Quote BD101

"Even for those who have spent years trying to understand racism and issues of diversity, there is so much more to learn from this approach that digs deep into the heart and soul opening paths for interaction beyond what most of us know."

Beyond Diversity 101 Workshops

Coming in 2025! New BD101 Workshops ~

This year, 2023, we have opened to discern new focus areas, expanding BD101 offerings. We’ve started to dream, explore, listen, play and plan together.  Two topics have taken center stage for development so far:

BD101 for Educators and BD101: Sexuality & Gender.  


We build these new workshop designs and activities upon the tried and true BD101 transformative processes, always moving toward wholeness and greater liberation for all.


Stay tuned for opportunities to contribute to the planning, fundraising or to participate in the pilots!

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Comments from BD101 participants

"Despite the anger we all feel - especially in activism - using the heart as the guide to the work we commit to do still comes first. This workshop allows us to find our own hearts."


"If you are doing activism or anti-racism or healing or organization work in any capacity you need a place to belong and be real. That is why so many people come back... these workshops sustain."


"You will build connection and community with an amazing, diverse group of people who are committed to justice and liberation for all and are open to sharing their own stories of struggle and growth."


We keep the BD101 community in mind as we design the CEIO Deeper Change Forums.  Because so many members of CEIO partners and other of Greater New Haven communities have attended the various BD101 Programs, we see a great tie between these intentional communities of learning.  Though primarily intended for CT folks we love to see a few out of state BD101 transformers as well. Discover more at 

Niyonu's WAKE UP Blog

Hungry for insights that remind us of who we really are? Thirsty for some unspeakable truths?  Craving nuggets of wisdom? Niyonu's WAKE UP Blog is full of tasty soup for your soul!

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Share the gift of community

Beyond Diversity 101 is part of the 4 Circles Beyond suite of programs. Donations are used for the expansion of all 4CB initiatives, including the BD101 Scholarship Fund.

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