Racial Literacy and Complex Trauma
A PROGRAM FOR RACIAL LITERACY
Racial literacy is a model of personal and societal wellness emphasizing skills for racial stress reduction and interpersonal behavioral shift. Instead of a list of dos and don’ts, racial literacy takes time and personal investment. We explore the personal costs of systemic injustice and build core skills for everyday racial encounters.
Get ready to take in
facts and feelings about
a racialized society
Remember that racial categories
are not biological realities
Remember that people
do not fit neatly into racial groups
Remember that people
are treated as racial group members
and need to examine that experience
Discuss historical factors
Analyze racial disparities in your
profession & organization
thoroughly and complexly
Create opportunities to explore
the complexity and trauma of
racial group experiences
Talk through behaviors of
denial and aggression
Spearhead conversations about
racism in everyday life
Talk with colleagues about
how race impacts your practice
Struggle to change a system that is
unequal while working within it
SERAPHIM WING CONSULTING
Seraphim Wing is a training consultancy for racial literacy and mental health. We teach and advocate with parents, teachers, healthcare providers and their affiliates for wellness through racial equity. Founded in 2018 as a limited liability company, we charge clients who can afford it and partner at low or no cost with likeminded organizations. We help helpers find wellness and get organized.
BIG PLANS ACADEMY
Big Plans Academy is an online learning community seeking to transform relationships through practices of respect and accountability. Big Plans offers postsecondary vocational programs, support and advocacy for citizens in re-entry process and the care-givers who serve with them. Welcome Angels!
I had a colleague once who got mad at me
because I told him he was White.
He got so mad that he wanted to fight me.
But that wouldn't do so he walked away to spite me.
So I followed him to enlighten him, ever so lightly.