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BD101 Race

Dispelling the Myths of White Superiority and the Inferiority of Black and Latinx Peoples*

This BD101 workshop offers a space for people to name and transform internalized, interpersonal, and structural patterns of white supremacy, racism, and colonialism.


We will work as a whole group as well as in racial identity Affinity for Healing Groups* to:

• Identify and understand patterns of racism, white supremacy, and colonization within ourselves and throughout society;

• Begin to replace these internalized patterns with ones of justice, peace and liberation;

• Practice skills in accessing inner guidance and reconnecting to ancestral wisdom for living into wholeness; and

• Develop skill in speaking from Y/OUR knowingness; speaking truth out loud.

* As we continue to grow BD101 RACE, we will add more Affinity for Healing Groups to include more racial identity groups.



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.

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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