The time is NOW!
Everyone benefits in a society where everyone has more access to power. We have much more in common with one another than we have acknowledged.
This system is functioning as it was created to function. There is nothing accidental about the system of racism. There must be intentional action to dismantle it just as there was intentional action to build it. That requires open hearts and open minds to a degree never before experienced and a willingness to be better.
BRING INTO FOCUS THE RACISM THAT LIVES WITHIN AND ALL AROUND YOU.
DEVELOP BENEFICIAL LANGUAGE TO SPEAK ABOUT RACISM WITH OTHERS.
MOVE INTO ACTIONS THAT ASSIST YOU IN BEING A BENEFICIAL PRESENCE IN THE LIVES OF BLACK PEOPLE. THEREFORE, TO YOUR WORLD.
TACKLING RACISM IS SOMETIMES EASIER
WITH PEOPLE THAT YOU KNOW.
I WILL CREATE A CLASS SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR GROUP
WORKPLACE * SOCIAL GROUPS * FAMILIES * FRIENDS.
FEEL FREE TO JOIN IN A CLASS WITH OTHERS.
"IN ORDER FOR HUMANKIND TO HEAL WE MUST ALL HEAL."
Break centuries of limiting agreements you have made with yourself, with others, with life itself.
Challenge your beliefs, and go to the outer limits of your comprehension.
Recover your authentic self.
Wear your crown!
"I have never considered myself a racist. In fact, I believed I had fought and continued to fight to help eradicate it wherever it lives. I took Francesca's class with the expectation of reinforcing what I already knew and practiced. In truth, I did not actually think I was going to learn anything new, per se, since I have made great efforts to read and educate myself about the struggles and inequities that African Americans face. This, however, could not be farther from the truth. Francesca's class helped me see that a racist isn't only someone who openly and freely expresses their racist beliefs. Those individuals, although dangerous, are easy to condemn and be appalled by their behavior. I learned that the true threat to eradicating racism are people like me and those that don't believe themselves to be racist at all and don't recognize their own internal bias. Francesca's class made me look inside myself to find where those racist thoughts still lived, recognize them, and how to take action to fix them internally and encouraged us to take that action to our community. Thank you Francesca for being such an amazing leader and teacher."
"Super proud of myself for taking this course "Deconstructing Racism" during Black History Month. I learned a TON and had open dialogue with my classmates on an action plan to make a difference!
If you have ever wanted to expand your mind, Francesca James was an incredible facilitator who asked all the right questions and was patient with responses. I think we all left the course feeling a bit more connected to all humans. Highly recommend!"
"This class, "Deconstructing Racism.” was a beautiful way to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Francesca is a great communicator and provided the tools to work our way moving through discomfort when we are confronted with racism. I enjoyed the breakout sessions as a way to discuss certain topics with like-minded people. I felt it was a safe space to release and ask questions on ways to approach certain situations to put an end to racism. I highly recommend this class to expand your mind and learn to take action. If not now, when?" 💛