We are living in revolutionary and transformative times.
Times that are calling us to live, relate and create in ways that make a more just, free and sustainable world possible.
We’ve been gifted and burdened with this sacred task and responsibility.
On April 4th, 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a powerful sermon entitled “beyond vietnam – A Time to break silence” where he called for a “radical revolution of values”.
this call was specifically directed toward the citizens and leaders of the USA in response to being at the height of the vietnam war and as a recognition of the power, role and responsibility sitting on the shoulders of the people of the united states.
but then and now, this call was/is relevant to all citizens of the world.
We’ve got a decision to make.
With our humanity, our planet and all of its’ living things at risk, “now” is both too late and right on time.
These workshops are an opportunity to take a deeper look at the values and power you’re holding as well as explore and strategize ways you can put those resources into practice.
These will dive into the hidden values we’re each holding that prevent us from the life and world we want and offers us space to make that decision. The decision to put more human-centered values and ways of being into action through our work, our communities, our systems and our institutions.
Each workshop will include:
a two-hour live workshop via crowdcast
opportunity for Q&A dialogue
access to the workshop recordings
access to a transcript of the content
For one class: $47
for two classes: $90
for all four listed classes: $180
August 12: love
We know how to talk, write, sing, create and philosophize about love, but the human race will never come to a consensus on what (or why) it is. And that’s what makes love beautiful. The number of ways we can practice love go to infinity and beyond. What are your ways?
We go live at 7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT / 11:00 AM AET (on August 13)!
October 14: inclusion
With inclusivity becoming an increasingly trendy conversation, there is a huge need for us to pause and investigate what inclusion actually is and what it’s not, so that our efforts can be rooted in something sustainable and effective rather than another band-aid on a wound that hasn’t yet been tended to.
We go live at 7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT / 11:00 AM AET (on October 15)!
November 11: justice
When harm (of any kind) is done, there is a break, breech or tension created between the person(s) doing harm and the harmed. What we do next is everything. When that harm goes un-repaired or is repeatedly inflicted upon the harmed, the initial impact expands. That being said, the dominant belief that punishment = justice is wildly inaccurate and insufficient. But what does true, liberatory justice look like? Let’s explore that together.
We go live at 7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT / 11:00 AM AET (on November 11)!
December 16: compassion
Many preach it, but few truly practice it. The etymology of “compassion” defines it as “to suffer with.” But when we talk of compassion, our words and actions often create distance between ourselves and the pain + suffering we’re experiencing or witnessing. There is no such thing as compassion without solidarity. Imagine what would be possible if we each put this into practice in our own corners of the world?
We go live at 7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT / 11:00 AM AET (on December 17)!
coming up in 2020: workshops on abundance, honesty, community, health, kindness, resilience, integrity, creativity, sovereignty, courage and more.
*A percentage of the total proceeds will go directly toward individuals, movements and organizations brave enough to survive, create, resist, love and serve within conditions that punish that bravery rather than celebrate it.
**There are a limited number of Pay What You Choose seats available prioritizing black, brown, indigenous, trans, nonbinary, GNC, and/or disabled folx. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "ROV: PWYC" (no need to explain why you’re requesting this – you expressing the desire/need is enough 🖤).
Answers to your questions:
How do i know if this is for me?
If you’ve gotten this far down the page, this is probably for you, boo. If you want something different for your communities, your country, and/or our world and you want to contribute to that happening this is for you. If you want to be more intentional and strategic about the ways you’re putting your values into practice, this is for you. If you want to connect with other people, near and far, who have similar values and commitments re: creating change in the world, this is for you.
I can’t make it live / the live workshop has already passed, Can I still sign up for for this and receive the recording?
Yes! I highly recommend showing up live for the workshops, but the timing isn’t accessible to everyone or maybe you’re just finding out about this after the fact. Either way, no matter when you sign up, you will get access to the recording and all other materials.
The benefit of showing up live is that you get to be a part of the in-the-moment conversation and therefore more directly shape what comes up and gets explored during the workshop.
I want my class, team, group, etc to take one (or more) of these workshops. How can i get them registered?
So exciting! If you’d like to register a group of 5 or more, I’ll also send you a bonus video that might support you to put what you learn from the workshop into practice as a group.
Send us an email at email@example.com with the subject line: “ROV: Group Seats” and share some details with us (especially how many seats you’d like to purchase and which workshop(s)).
I'd love to purchase a handful of spots for you to gift to others. how can i make this happen?
That’s so generous – thank you. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “ROV: Gifted Seats” and share some details with us (especially how many spots you’d like to sponsor).
um, who are you and why are you leading these workshops?
Hi! I’m Andréa. You can find out more about me and my why here. But here are the big details: I’m a black, queer, femme living in Chicago. All of that and more informs my work as a facilitator, teacher, coach and writer focusing on Liberatory Leadership. Connect with me on instagram to see what I look like right now (currently working on revamping my website to reflect reality lol) and to get a better sense of who I am.
I want to read/listen to Dr. mlk jr’s full speech! Where do you recommend I do that?
This website offers the full audio + a transcript of “Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence.” You should also be able to find the audio on Youtube.