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Get Clarity.
Get Confident.
Get to Work.

Just Roots is Proud to Introduce

Beyond good

an 8-week anti-racism cohort course for
white executive directors
of non-profit
legal services organizations

Finally, the opportunity to become the

white anti-racist
 

leader your organization and communities need.

For years we have worked with organizations along their anti-racism journeys. Time and time again, top organizational leaders wishes for space created especially for them to be open and vulnerable, express their fears, own mistakes, and openly imagine what this work must look like for them. We heard you, and we made this course just for you.

Beyond Good offers historical grounding in white supremacy and racial capitalism, as well as opportunities for critical self-reflection, racial identity embodiment, development of practical anti-racist leadership skills, and commitment to building radical accountability relationships.

Cohort I is Only Open to:

White Executive Directors of Not-For-Profit Legal Services Organizations

Not you?

Tell us more about yourself here, and we'll contact you with future cohort
and other programming
opportunities that fit your particular needs.

How do I know this is right for me?
If you answer "Yes" to these questions, then you're ready for this program, and we are ready for you.

  1. Are you a white legal services ED who cares about race equity?
     

  2. Are you ready to get honest and vulnerable about your relationship with whiteness and white supremacy?
     

  3. Do you need help to overcome fear of failure, ridicule, etc. and become confident in your anti-racism work?
     

  4. Do you want to build a legacy of dismantling harmful white cultural norms at your organization?
     

  5. Are you ready to leverage your personal privilege to dismantle systems that unfairly benefit you because of your race?
     

  6. Are you ready to be changed forever?

Our Goals for You

Understand + Embody
Your White Racial Identity
with Resolve, Not Shame

Foster Radical Resilience for Racial Discomfort

Learn to Decenter + Dismantle
White Supremacy + Racial Capitalism in Your Org

Commit to Lifelong
Transparency + Accountability

Built Just for You

We have designed this course based on years of experience serving white dominant non-profit legal services organizations and on the wisdom of anti-racism thought leaders.

Beyond Good is...

  • Entirely virtual using Zoom and other e-learning platforms
     

  • Live with real-time class sessions, guest lectures, and recitations (live Q+A sessions)
     

  • Intimate with only 10-12 participants
     

  • Experiential with focus on paired and small group exercises
     

  • Practical with emphasis on application of anti-racist principles into practice at your organization, including a final project that you can use in your workplace

Our Unique Curriculum

Each week we will focus on a specific theme that incorporates:

  1. An historically based reflection on white supremacy and students' white racial identity,

  2. A core competency of white anti-racist leadership, and

  3. Application to executive leadership in legal services especially

  • History of White Racial Identity

  • History of Racial Capitalism

  • White Supremacy and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

  • Racism in Legal Services

  • White Dominant Cultural Norms, Fears and Values

  • Anti-Racist White Leadership: Leveraging Personal Power to Redistribute Institutional Power

  • Transformative Accountability
     

(1)

  • Humility

  • Curiosity + Acceptance
    (vs. fear, defensiveness, protecting the status quo)

  • Abundance + Nurturance

  • Resilience / Tolerance
    (e.g., owning mistakes and repairing relationships)

  • Racial Embodiment

  • Integrity / Trustworthiness / Accountability
     

(2)

  • Setting a Stage for Organizational Culture Shift

  • Short- and Long-Game Strategy (decentering whiteness, making space for something new)

  • White Anti-Racist Organizing

  • Personnel Matters

  • Transparency & Accountability

  • Dispute Resolution / Facilitation

  • Measuring Success, Owning Mistakes, and Growing
     

(3)

Our Expectations of Participants

Energy Commitment

 

In addition to the time commitment outlined below, we expect participants to be fully energetically and emotionally present for this cohort. We know you are busy and have a lot on your mind -- you wouldn't be an effective executive if you that wasn't true. And, we also know that whiteness compels white people to consider anti-racism work as voluntary, charitable, or an undertaking to attempt only once the luxury of "enough" time and resources are available to devote to it. We ask you to resist this narrative, to approach this work as critically necessary to our collective liberation and survival, and as equally worthy of your energy as anything else on your plate. We guarantee that everyone in the cohort will benefit from our collective intentional channeling of energy.

Time Commitment

 

To get the most out of this course, we expect all students to commit an average of 5-7 hours per week (min. 40 hours total), as well as completion of all prerequisites:

  • Prerequisites:

    • Complete our self-paced online course Fostering Equity (intro to implicit bias, microaggressions, intersectionality, and interrupting bias in the workplace)

    • Read two books on white supremacy and white fragility

    • Fill out our Anti-Racism Self-Assessment Checklist
       

  • Attendance at all required live sessions (2-3 hrs / week)

  • Completion of all assigned homework (1-2 hrs/week)

  • Maintain a journal throughout the course (1 hr/week)

  • Active participation in community discussion forum

  • Complete a project of students’ choosing, working in pairs or small groups, to workshop a real-life issue that you’re experiencing or anticipate happening as you work to dismantle white supremacy within your organization

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your
Faculty

We have hand-selected our white faculty members to foster trust, vulnerability, and inspiration as we learn and grow together.

 

We'll also enjoy guest lecturers and facilitators of color to help us go deeper on specific topics throughout the course.

More details are coming soon!

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Milo Primeaux, Esq. (he/they)

white, queer, trans, civil rights attorney

ceo of just roots consulting

Why Choose Just Roots?

Personal. Engaging. Dynamic. Inspiring.

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Just Roots Consulting, LLC is a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise that helps organizations be industry leaders in workplace equity, inclusion, and diversity.

As a social enterprise, we proudly boast a triple bottom-line:
 

  1. We are a for-profit enterprise that pays all our consultants and contributors competitive and above-market rates for their expertise and emotional labor.
     

  2. We are committed to preserving natural resources, reducing our carbon footprint, and supporting like-minded businesses in our choice of vendors and contractors.
     

  3. We dedicate a portion of our revenue (including 30% of revenue from this program!) to support leadership and entrepreneurship for LGBTQ+ communities of color.

Our expert team of consultants and facilitators is hand-picked for each project and program, always including LGBTQ+ people, people of color, and/or people with disabilities. We are committed to modeling radical transparency and accountability in our policies and practices -- something we ask our students to do, too.

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Our Influence

We are incredibly proud to have worked with over 30 organizations since 2018, offering transformative services from training to comprehensive consulting. Here are a few.

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Cost + Value

$3,950 per student

In return, you'll receive:
 

  • 20+ hours of live instruction from expert faculty ($6,000 value)
     

  • 12-months access to our online course Fostering Equity for yourself ($100 value), plus an exclusive 25% off discount if you purchase it for your whole organization (savings starting at $625 for 100+ employees)
     

  • Welcome Package mailed to you, including books, a journal, and other materials you will need for the course ($250 value)
     

  • Three (3) free executive coaching sessions ($900 value)
     

  • Exclusive access to discounts on other Just Roots programs and services
     

  • Practical skills you can use immediately and accountabilibuddies you can depend on for a lifetime