ARTS AND SOCIAL ACTION INITIATIVE

Let's Talk About Race In America

                

The people of America and the world watched in horror as a police officer kneeled on the neck of George Floyd and listened as he begged for his life. His death, like the deaths of countless other people of color at the hands of police and white citizens, caused an outcry for change. But something shifted with the death of Mr. Floyd as more and more white citizens came forward and began to ask questions about what they could do. 

In answer to this question, we have developed a  course specifically for the white community to tackle these hard questions, to address behaviors that perpetuate systemic racism and to integrate anti-racism actions, small and large, in everyday life. 

Our Moral Imperative: A Revolutionary Change In White America​

  • Seven, 2 hour online sessions

    • NEW Content and another day added. We are adding content regarding the Indigenous Experience in America​. Take the January, 7 week course at the original 6 week pricing of $180!

  • Each workshop builds on the other.

  • Tasks between sessions, direct support between sessions, and take home materials.

  • Access to the course and community in Google Classroom

  • Pre-work and follow along materials for sessions.

  • Resources for further learning.

  • Group course: Groups of 5 or more are welcome to contact us about
    offering the course specifically for your group. 

  • Payment Options:
    - Scholarship Available: Contact Us
    - Pay standard individual rate $210 
    - Pay in 3 installments of $70
    - Group Rate: 3 people $170 each
                            5 people $150 each                  

Cohort 4  (NEW CONTENT!)

January 2021

Day: Sunday

Dates: Once we have 5 attendees

Time: 4:00-6:00pm EST

Minimum 5, Maximum 20         

Cohort 5 (NEW CONTENT!)

January 2021

Day: Thursday

Dates: Once we have 5 attendees

Time: 5:00-7:00 CST

Minimum 5, Maximum 20         

Cohort 6

February 2021

Day: Wednesday

Dates: Once we have 5 attendees

Time:  12:00pm-2:00pm

Minimum 5, Maximum 20         

WHAT PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING.

Effective

"The training provides an effective outlet to practicing how to learn, listen, and speak about racism and role of the individual. Too often it can feel like one person can not make effective changes but the training highlights how small interactions can positively or negatively impact interactions. It is important to always learn, listen, and speak with understanding."

Participant-

Our Moral Imperative

Transformative

'Participating in Our Moral Imperative was transformative for me. The group helped me to see how important it is to work with and talk to white people about racism, to shift from guilt and shame about my own biases into honest sharing and positive action, to actively engage in reflection, and to create personal action plans and work with supportive groups to stay engaged for the rest of my life. This class felt like the first steps in working with white folks to create a new, antiracist white culture. Adalia is a wonderful teacher- she's sculpted curriculum that effectively moves people from well-intentioned white people to engaged allies."

Sara, Participant-

Our Moral Imperative

Understanding

"I really enjoyed the training and it allowed me to understand how I can be passively contributing by not speaking up and out. It provide me understanding of when to speak and a great understanding of how micro-aggression can be loudly discouraging."

Participant-

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Beneficial

"The greatest benefit for me in taking this training is to stop my urge to save others. I will learn to embody justice in how I care for my soul, in how I speak to injustice with other white people and how I stand with oppressed Americans who want me beside them."

Elizabeth, Participant-

Our Moral Imperative

Meet The Team

Adalia Ellis-Aroha

OMI Creator, Curriculum Developer and Facilitator

Sara Finnegan-Doyon

OMI Resource Researcher and Content Curator

Mikayla Alford

Engagement Coordinator

"Aroha is the creative force behind all dreams. Aroha defines great leadership, ensures personal success, and inspires us to go the extra mile. Aroha means Love.”  ~ Makuini Ruth Tai

 
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CONTACT

FLORENCE

BUSINESS OFFICE

  Francis Marion University Place  

142 North Dargan Street Florence SC

PHONE: 843-304-2034

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