The UNtraining is held in small groups that meet once a month for six months in a workshop format that combines presentation of concepts and tools, experiential exercises, self-reflection and group process. Each group consists of a maximum of ten men and women who are "white identified." The meetings are generally held on weekends.
There are three phases of the UNtraining White Liberal Racism program. Each phase is complete in itself, although they build on each other:
Phase One introduces the basic concepts and tools of the UNtraining.
Phase Two deepens the experience of using the tools to explore more subtle layers of conditioning in the body and emotions.
Phase Three is different each year, based on needs of the group. It serves as leadership training and a way for people to continue working in community.
It is our intention that all who are committed be able to participate. The total cost for the six sessions is a sliding scale of $1200 to $700 (Bay Area groups). This allows people with a wide range of incomes to participate, encouraging those who can afford more to support the work to the greatest degree they can. You place yourself on the sliding scale. Payment plans can be arranged. Many participants use professional development funds from employers to cover all or part of their fee. Please let us know how we can support you.
WE HAVE HAD AN UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF APPLICANTS FOR THESE GROUPS, SO THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED. THE NEXT PHASE 1 WILL BE IN FALL OF 2017.