Exploring Racism: Four Options

Core Alignment Coach and Communication Specialist, Bahia Yackzan is starting new classes, each a 12-week series, beginning the week of July 6th. Classes are held via conference calls for 12 consecutive weeks.

Choose a class of interest below for professional or personal development. Individual coaching is arrangeable through Bahia. Each class teaches techniques that emphasize aligning our actions with our values to act with consistent integrity.

1. Who’s in Charge of Your Mind?
Evaluating and Choosing Influences Exploring and re-evaluating various influences on our minds and making conscious choices as to what we allow in and what we cultivate for best thinking and action, in alignment with our values. 
Friday mornings 9:00 AM -10:00 (possibly adjustable, depending on registrants’ scheduling needs.)

2. The Journey of Facing Truth in order to Walk our Talk:
Moving from White Privilege to Anti-Racist Practices Change

Getting to the heart of conditioned racism and practicing what it takes to counter it by opening genuine pathways to equitable inclusion: an opportunity to clear away obstacles and defenses in order to build practices that bring traditionally marginalized voices front and center.
When: TBA Available on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings or evenings at either 9:00 AM or 7:00 PM.
Select your day and time when you register. We will go with the most selected options.

3. Baby Steps in Understanding Racial Literacy: a Safe Place to Ask Questions, Share and Grow
Expanding and integrating awareness through readings, reflections, activities, and learning from our mistakes. Supporting each other’s growth without judgment so that we may learn and develop true inclusive-consciousness and practices.
When: TBA Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings or evenings at either 9:00 AM or 7:00 PM. Select your day and time when you register. We will go with the most selected options.

4. Let the River Flow
Re-connecting to the heart of your own and others’ true identities. By letting “the river flow” we can speak soul to soul and explore how to navigate the pains and joys of current cultural crises — and other issues — and find unity, hope, and motivation.
Mondays 6:30-8 pm AND now also being offered Wednesday evenings. Open enrollment.

Questions? Contact Bahia Yackzan at byackzan@gmail.com. See Bahia’s bio summary below.
If you are interested in becoming a coach through Bahia’s comprehensive Know What You Want coach training program— which emphasizes self-awareness, cultural inclusion, restorative communication competencies, and bringing marginalized voices front and center — email Bahia at byackzan@gmail.com

Click here to register. Cost for DCC members $30 per session per person ($360 for one 12-week module.) 10% tithed to DCC. Also offered on a sliding scale. Scholarships are available with advance arrangements. Contact Elisa Stone at elisa@dccpres.org
For those on the coach training track, please take modules in numerical order and one module at a time. Non-DCC participants are very welcome.

Bahia Yackzan’s Bio: I have designed and led workshops to address oppression issues, inclusion and equity-building for 20+ years and have coached university leaders, faculty, students, counselors, emerging artists, business owners, church leaders, parents, and retirees planning their remaining years. I have a B.A. in Philosophy, post-baccalaureate summer study at the London School of Economics in International Relations, and have expertise with multiple models of restorative communication and conflict transformation. I served as a US Peace Volunteer and received the 1st runner recognition for the J.F.K. Volunteer of the Year distinction in North Africa and Southeast East Asia region. I taught crisis intervention training for six years for a Domestic Violence Agency in rural white and first nation communities in Maine and subsequently led an award-winning Public Education Campaign for five years. As the campaign’s Coordinator, I developed community coalitions that won an additional five years of funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; a federal Violence Against Women Act grant; and a Governor’s Award for a film I produced, shot, and edited on multicultural perspectives on domestic violence. I edited a statewide manual on crisis intervention, funded by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, and was honored by an award from the Harrington Family Health Center for “Dedication, Compassion and Tireless Work.” I have lived in several regions of the United States and in three other countries. More information available upon request. Everyone benefits from these experienced-based classes! Use your influence to make your own and others’ lives joyfully fulfilling.


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