CELEBRATING A DECADE
Beloved community members,
Dismantling Racism Works (dRworks) has had the honor of learning with and from you over the last 12 years. It is with hearts full of gratitude for that spirit of collective growing that we are letting you know that starting in May 2017, dRworks will no longer be offering trainings, workshops, or organizational consulting.
Dismantling Racism Works has worked in fluctuating political climates since 2004. We know this work is far from over and, as has always been true in this country, we have an incredibly strong need for wise and thoughtful anti-racist leadership in this moment. We humbly hope that the resources dRworks has generated can be part of that ongoing work. We are in the process of making our workbook available online; it will be available to the public this summer through this website.
We ask each of you who have been touched in some way by the dRworks process to continue moving into embodied, healing anti-racist praxis for yourself and the collective in the time to come. We look forward to continuing to fight for a more just world alongside you.
We offer infinite love and respect to all of the trainers who have been part of dR works since 2004:
Cecelia Alvarado, Cynthia Brown, Bree Carlson, Keagha Carscallen, Cristina Rivera Chapman, Jonathan Henderson, Vivette Jeffries-Logan, Alice Johnson, Michelle Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Jes Kelley, Tema Okun, Suzanne Plichik.
If you are looking for workshops or other support,
we invite you to check out these fabulous groups:
Anti-Oppression Resources and Training Alliance (AORTA)
The Catalyst Project
The Center for Equity and Inclusion
OpenSource Leadership Strategies
Racial Equity Institute (REI)
dRworks celebrates and mourns
our colleague, friend, and mentor Cynthia Brown
Dismantling Racism Works has lost one of our spiritual warriors, social justice advocates, trainers and beloveds. Rest in power Cynthia Brown. We honor a huge generous sprit, a freedom fighter, a mentor and teacher to many. A hearty laugh, a willingness to ask the difficult challenging question. A deep desire to truly understand another's perspective. Grace and beauty and power. Cynthia's life has been a inspiration to us and so many others. We offer much love to Cynthia's family and dear friends and to the hundreds of people whose lives she touched through dRworks, her work with Resourceful Communities, and her relentless and committed community work for social justice. We will miss her clear-headed and loving leadership and counsel and she will remain forever in our hearts and bones.
This video was produced by the Latino Credit Union, where Cynthia served on the Board, and offers one small example of the joyous and thoughtful person that was Cynthia Brown.