two people meditating, one black and one white, in front of purple wall with a Tibetan wall hanging
multiracial, multi-gendered, multi-aged group of people smiling

Radical Inclusivity and

Racial Justice Facilitation

Opening our Hearts and Minds and

Uprooting White Privilege

JD has been leading trainings on creating antiracist communities and disrupting legacies of white supremacy for over 6 years. For over 20 years, JD has been actively studying and participating through trainings and learning communities to uncover and disrupt the impact of white supremacy, including, as a bilingual (Spanish-English) public school teacher, through a Masters program in Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico, and by many daylong and yearlong programs. In addition, they have been part of the  teaching team for the White Awakening in Sangha (WAS) since its inception at EBMC.

Trainings/Facilitation offered:

  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  • East Bay Meditation Center

  • Insight Meditation Community of Western Massachusetts

  • Insight Santa Cruz

  • True North Insight

  • Transcend Retreat for Transgender and Genderqueer Folks

  • Trans Lifeline (Hotline for transgender peopel)

  • Mt. Diablo Public Schools

  • Space for All: Yoga and Mindfulness Conference

“Note, if you are a white person, do not think that just because you may not be aware of your racial identity at the time that you did not bring race to your experience of the situation as well. We are all products of a racialized society, and it affects everything we bring to our interactions.” 
― Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race

 

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