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Call #5 Sept 2, 2021

To do before the next call: OWN work between now and October 7 is to read or listen to Section Five of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson and Chapters 25-27 of Section Six. It is on Amazon and Audible as well as a variety of other sources.

Part Five is about “The Consequences of Caste” and Part Six is about “Backlash”. Here are some questions to ponder as you engage with the chapters in this section:

  • Do you see evidence of the Euphoria of Hate? 
  • Do you see the psychological measures that subordinate caste people have adopted generationally to survive?
  • What are you seeing in the collective as caste is revealed and challenged?

 

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Full Team for December Deep Dive:

Senior Coach – Dr. Minette Riordan
Main content facilitator – Valerie Sheppard
Lead Facilitator – Whitney Gordon Mead
Event Co-lead Facilitators – Kerri Hummingbird, Naomi Carmona Morshead
Content Facilitator – Dr. Ganz Ferrance
Sevador – Eva Medilek, Rodney Flowers
Matamaha – Nicola Grace, Mary Muia

 

Call #4 Aug 5, 2021

To do before the next call: OWN work between now and September 2 is to read or listen to Section Four of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. It is on Amazon and Audible as well as a variety of other sources.

Part Four is about “The Tentacles of Caste.” Here are some questions to ponder as you engage with the chapters in this section:

  • How does the caste system shape our individual and family identities to keep the system in place by keeping “the status quo” and avoiding challenging the system or “rocking the boat”?
  • What are some of the repercussions you’ve seen for people who challenge caste? How does fear of these repercussions keep the system in place?
  • In what ways can you engage the system, and leverage your expanding clarity and compassion around unconscious biasto support transformation of that system for the greater good?

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Full Team for December Deep Dive:

Senior Coach – Dr. Minette Riordan
Main content facilitator – Valerie Sheppard
Lead Facilitator – Whitney Gordon Mead
Event Co-lead Facilitators – Kerri Hummingbird, Naomi Carmona Morshead
Content Facilitator – Dr. Ganz Ferrance
Sevador – Eva Medilek, Rodney Flowers
Matamaha – Nicola Grace, Mary Muia

 
Call #3 July 1, 2021

To do before the next call: OWN work between now and August 5 is to read or listen to Section Three of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. It is on Amazon and Audible as well as a variety of other sources.

Part Three is about the “The Eight Pillars of Caste.” Here are some questions to ponder as you engage with the chapters in this section:

  • How is caste built into the fabric of society? What things have you taken for granted in your environment that are actually the fabric of a planned caste system?
  • In our session on July 1st, Kerri gave the example from Peru of the Inca chakana symbols on rooftops being replaced by Christian crosses and the sacred alpacas being replaced by Spanish bulls. Centuries later, how many people remember that crosses and bulls were symbols of the conquerors?
  • Can you see how the pillars of caste create a self-sustaining system of repression of some people while also elevating others?
  • In what ways can you engage the system, and leverage your expanding clarity and compassion around unconscious biasto support transformation of that system for the greater good?

Please click here to see the chat file

Full Team for December Deep Dive:

Senior Coach – Dr. Minette Riordan
Main content facilitator – Valerie Sheppard
Lead Facilitator – Whitney Gordon Mead
Event Co-lead Facilitators – Kerri Hummingbird, Naomi Carmona Morshead
Content Facilitator – Dr. Ganz Ferrance
Sevador – Eva Medilek, Rodney Flowers
Matamaha – Nicola Grace, Mary Muia

Call #2 June 3, 2021

To do before the next call: OWN work  between now and July 1 is to read or listen to Section Two of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. It is on Amazon and Audible as well as a variety of other sources.

Part Two is about the “Arbitrary Construction of Human Divisions”. How does arbitrary human division play itself out in the permafrost of your life, within your own life which as Rumi says is “the entire ocean in a drop”? How can you bring unity to that entire ocean that dwells within you and thus bring unity to humanity? Make three practical choices you can share on July 1. 
 
Also educate yourself about Juneteenth and its significance to descendants of African Americans who were enslaved in the United States. What can you do or BE that contributes to the conversation of racial equity as regards Juneteenth?
 

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Full Team for December Deep Dive

Senior Coach – Dr. Minette Riordan
Main content facilitator – Valerie Sheppard
Lead Facilitator – Whitney Gordon Mead
Event Co-lead Facilitators – Kerri Hummingbird, Naomi Carmona Morshead
Content Facilitator – Dr. Ganz Ferrance
Sevador – Eva Medilek, Rodney Flowers
Matamaha – Nicola Grace, Mary Muia

Call #1 May 6, 2021

To do before the next call: OWN work – read first section of “Caste”, authored by Isabel Wilkerson – write down your reactions and work with it.  To become aware and share on the next call – Thursday, June 3rd 2021

 

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CLICK HERE to download the Social Advocate Pledge v2-April 2021

Key points:

“Dialing In Clarity and Compassion: Preparing To Be A Social Advocate” Deep Dive Dec 2-4, 2021 in Costa Rica

Intentions:

  1. Gain clarity around your own individual relationship to race and racism.
  2. Strengthen your capacity for courageous self–awareness without judgment and self-recrimination.
  3. Demonstrate to engage more confidently in racially-charged conversations and situations.
  4. Love the aspect of you that has the bias while you transform it.

Get a copy of “Caste”, authored by Isabel Wilkerson – it is required reading

Reticular Activating System (RAS): we are aware of something and then suddenly, when we choose to stay conscious, we all of a sudden notice it everywhere.

RAS: Noticing is the 1st step. Next: Amplify the Notice. Next: In that difficult situation, are you able to say something? You might consider saying “…that last conversation was really uncomfortable. Where is that coming from? Why do you feel that way?

The white patriarchal society is disempowering to women in general.

Why do they see it that way when it’s clearly this way? – find on  YouTube, Valerie hump day video

“My container of Love can hold your Hate.” Valerie Sheppard

Full Team for December Deep Dive:

Senior Coach – Dr. Minette Riordan
Main content facilitator – Valerie Sheppard
Lead Facilitator – Whitney Gordon Mead
Event Co-lead Facilitators – Kerri Hummingbird, Naomi Carmona Morshead
Content Facilitator – Dr. Ganz Ferrance
Sevador – Eva Medilek, Rodney Flowers
Matamaha – Nicola Grace, Mary Muia