Bio: JD is a white, genderqueer activist, facilitator, and Buddhist teacher who works to nourish radically inclusive communities and lives in Oakland, CA. JD has been leading racial justice and unlearning white privilege programs for 4 years and actively studying and participating in trainings and learning communities to uncover and disrupt the impact of white supremacy for over 20 years, including as a bilingual public school teacher and through their graduate program in Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico. They have created training programs and workshops at the East Bay Meditation Center, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
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Workshop: Deepening Community for All
This workshop will help us to deepen community through identifying, discussing and co-creating some resources for white/European Americans who are interested in reducing the ways they may unknowingly be causing harm to POC at the conference and beyond. We are creating a space where white folks and European Americans will be able to share openly, and better understand the conditions that create and maintain racism as part of our experience. Our goal is that you will be able to better to connect and cause less harm at this retreat and beyond.