WHAT WE EXPLORE…
→ A brief overview of racism in our country and how it’s evolved
→ Unbelieving what you believe (facing your racist beliefs)
→ Understanding what hurts and how to work towards healing
→ The journey to accomplice
→ How to influence friends and family to do this work
THIS IS NOT FOR YOU IF…
→ You think racism is a thing of the past.
→ You believe that bridging the gap is “their cause” as in it is the burden for people of color to carry.
→ You are afraid of digging deep and breaking down beliefs that you’ve been carrying that are problematic.
→ You expect to feel comfortable or to be given praise for doing this work.
→ You expect ME to do the work for you.
→ If you plan to brag about how much of a great ally you are.
What's your goal for this experience, Monique? What are you hoping the women who do this experience will get out of it?
My main goal is that women will have an opportunity to be exposed to the work of anti-racism so they can understand what it looks like to engage in this work. And also so they can understand that it is possible for them to do this within the realm of influence they already have in their lives, but it first starts with them. My goal is to provide a grace filled space for the women to ask questions to things regarding race that they otherwise wouldn't have a place to ask. I want them to ask the questions and do the work, so they can begin to work through their implicit bias beliefs and move towards supportive beliefs about people of color, which can move us towards racial Unity.
What If I Miss a Session?
If you miss a session, that's okay. The sessions are recorded and will be made available to you so you can listen to it and do the homework in time for the next session. There are also weekly live Q & A sessions available on a separate day as well, in case you miss a session and want to get feedback. Or in case you want to dig deeper into the content.
What if I feel too embarrassed or afraid to ask questions?
This is where you have to be okay with feeling uncomfortable so you can learn and grow. This is a grace filled place to ask the questions you're embarrassed to ask.
What if I don't do the homework before the next session?
This experience is what you put into it. The more you do the more you will get out of it. I won't be checking your homework, as this work is your responsibility. But I do encourage you to do the homework as it is designed to enhance the learning experience.
UNITY OVER COMFORT: THE STORY
To say or to believe that you can’t be racist because you are married to a black person, have black children, or have black friends is to say you can’t have cavities because you’re married to a dentist.
Anti-racism work is an intentional process that requires uncomfortable work and participation on your part that can lead to life-changing transformation. Yet, many don't know how to do this work or where to start.
Monique created this mastermind experience to be that solution. Monique created this experience to support white women in their journey of anti-racism. And though it's a hard and uncomfortable journey, it's a necessary one if you want to be a part of the change.
But you have to be willing to do the work. Just like you have to brush your teeth and floss to have good dental hygiene.
You have to break down your internal biases and face the barriers within you that have been embedded in you as a result of living and being exposed to the toxicity of white supremacy. There’s no way around it.
If you try to go through life and never brush your teeth, you’ll offend many people around you with your bad breath. Just as if you go through life and never intentionally engage in anti-racism work, you’ll offend and hurt many of the people who come in contact with you. And not because you want to. because you haven’t done your part.
Brush your teeth every day and do anti-racism work every day. You and those around you will thank you for IT.
Weekly 90-minute group sessions.
→ Monique Melton for 10 consecutive weeks (sessions will be recorded and made available each week).
→ Weekly assignments to dig deeper into the topics explored in the program.
→ Weekly live Q & A to answer questions (will be recorded) 30-minute private coaching session with me.
→ Access to the Anti-racism 101 course at preferred rate.
→ Invite to 2020 in-person experience at preferred rate.
WORKING WITH MONIQUE…
“Through Monique's work, I began to confront my own internal biases and started on my intentional anti-racism journey. I am so grateful for her directness, her emotional labor, her patience, and her wisdom... I joined her diversity mastermind post-election because, like many white women, I was shocked and heartbroken over what had been revealed about racism and sexism in our country. While I was vocal about celebrating diversity and equality, my white privilege had kept me from confronting what had really been there all along.”
-Jenn Gaudreau, Professional Photographer