Dr. Allison Plyer, an expert in racial disparities and their historical antecedents, developed content for the series after decades of research on systemic inequity. The series is designed by Val Uccellani, an internationally-recognized expert in adult learning design, who focuses on the use of structured dialogue for deeper learning. Allison and Val were inspired to create this series by the racial reckoning of 2020, and the challenge from Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) that white people should take responsibility for teaching each other about systemic racism.
NOW, LOVE piloted this series with more than 100 women early in 2021. Participants were grateful for how the series expanded their perspectives and helped them transform their shared value of anti-racism into concrete action.
While this initiative is led by women, for women, all are encouraged to join – regardless of gender identity!
The 12-week series includes bi-weekly learning “nuggets,” each with tangible, concrete ideas on how to use your privilege to undo systemic racism.
You will also get…
access to our Anti-Racism Action App that houses a curated set of inspiring resources; and
invitations to four 90-minutes live events, led by professional facilitators, to dig deeper into the topics explored in each nugget.
Thanks to the generous support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the subsidized cost of this 12-week series is $100 per person. All are welcome to participate regardless of how much you can pay.
The series does not aim to teach about the roots of racism or how it pervades our lives. Rather, it challenges each of us to make concrete and meaningful changes in our everyday actions to undo the racist systems that surround us.
Thank you to the many NOW, LOVE leaders provided invaluable input into the initial pilot, including: Troi Bechet, Christine Jordan, Linda Usdin, Annie LaRock, Julianna Padgett, Tami Fairweather and Meg Logue. Special thanks to Sylvia Saenger for her technical expertise.