Radical Inclusivity and

Racial Justice Facilitation

Opening our Hearts and Minds and

Uprooting White Privilege

JD has been leading racial justice and unlearning white privilege programs for over 4 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

  • Transcend Retreat for Transgender and Genderqueer Folks

  • Trans Lifeline (Hotline for transgender peopel)

  • Mt. Diablo Public Schools

  • Space for All: Yoga and Mindfulness Conference

“The key to moving forward is what we (white people) do with our discomfort. We can use it as a door out—blame the messenger and disregard the message. Or we can use it as a door in by asking, Why does this unsettle me? What would it mean for me if this were true?”

Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility

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