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 BD 101 Race

When you mean to radically change the system (including you!)

BD 101 Whole System Transformation provides the opportunity to take a deep dive into the process of transformation and what it takes to consciously hold and guide it. We will strengthen our capacity to identify the differences between incremental change processes, which are generally approached in a linear, rational fashion and whole systems transformation.



We will practice:


• How to design and facilitate intellectually sound, body-informed, heart-centered workshops, meetings and strategic plans

• Tapping into various ways of knowing

• Giving direct and heart-affirming feedback

• Igniting vibrant and mission-effective planning and implementation



Lecture and presentation, large and small group discussion: these intellectual efforts are only one dimension of a holistically conceived curriculum.  Integral and primary to BD 101 is the establishing a circle of mutual respect, good faith and a commitment to deep caring, which is able to sufficiently ‘hold’ the group through both the painful and joyful revelations that arise in the course of the workshop.

The intuitive is honored along side the intellectual.  We especially tend to the body in the midst of this transformational learning. A massage therapist is on the BD101 staff during the course of the workshop, providing one-on-one sessions.

Music and expressive movement, yoga and qi gong, as well as activities out of doors, are integrated into each day’s schedule. Care is taken to select workshop environs that are comfortable, where nourishing food is served. Each aspect of the intensive is designed to support, in as holistic a manner as possible, the deep work of the participants.

Participants at November 2023
BD 101 Whole  System transformation

BD101 Race Workshop Staff - October 2022

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What Folks Are Saying....

"BD101 RACE introduced me to a new approach to racial justice education, for everyone but especially for white people. Before this I have mostly been taught to see anti-racist education for white people as learning the right words/ideas/actions, holding yourself back to avoid taking up too much space etc."​

~2016 BD101 Race Participant


“This workshop goes beyond the right and wrong, racist and anti-racist binary and dives into the fullness of who we have been, who we are and who we want to be.”​

~2015 BD101 Race Participant


"The ability to do work within your own race is so powerful. Niyonu has the ability to stretch you ways like no other facilitator. You must experience her workshop.”​

– 2016 BD101 Race Participant

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