Dismantling oppression, embracing responsibility, and enacting change.

"The amount of knowledge and passion for Social Justice shared by Natalie & Danya is so refreshing & inspirational. The journey they take you on lead by their years of study and practice in their various fields is astounding. To take such a deeply controversial topic and break it down into digestible chunks is nothing short of remarkable. This course was a life changer for me and I would sign up again in a heart beat."

Testimonial - Kathy Gade

Training Description

Level 1: Peer Space Holder Training.  

 

Hold space for discussions, round tables, and structured peer-led meeting groups.   Organize demographic groups for unpacking privilege, embracing responsibility, and strategize how to bring more awareness to your communities.

 

Learn to be a Peer Space Holder and processing maven.  Advance your practice by advancing your understanding of social justice, privilege and oppression. Learn to effectively be a space holder for peers doing the difficult work of processing systemic oppression.  Embrace the important role of allyship by weaponizing your own privilege.  Confidently turn conversations about race, class, gender, and other isms into meaningful connection rather than frustrating arguments.  Strategize how to hold structured meeting groups in your community to build accountability long term.

What to Expect

This training includes 40 hours of facilitated learning, engaging and connecting over the course of 3 months. 

Beyond the 40 hours of facilitated time together participants can expect to make time for journaling, reflection, reading and/or listening assignments between session homework as well time to connect and reflect in small groups.


At Justice Movement we strive to vary our teaching methods and keep things interesting and accessible for a variety of learning styles. We rarely lecture or talk for a long time, and lean heavily on intimate small group sharing, images and tools, and a variety of media (podcasts, articles, videos, poems, etc) for homework. We take breaks during long sessions, and encourage everyone to do what their body needs in order to focus. We also welcome your participation, and love to share the mic. Please let us know if you need specific accommodations, learning tools, or support in order to stay engaged and participate as comfortably as possible.

Investment

• $500-$1500 for the 3.5 month course 

• Scholarship

• Pay for yourself + a Scholarship

• Payment plans available - let us know what will work best for you.

• *Participant Witness (see below for details)

How much should I pay for a sliding scale course?  

Sliding scale takes into account your financial situation and circumstances when setting tuition.  The higher end of the scale ($1500) is intended for those with stable incomes and the ability to save.  Your ability to support at the higher end allows the course to offer sliding scale tuition!  The lower end of the scale ($500) is intended for students, and others who are getting by but don’t have much extra in their budget.  If you find yourself between these two examples we suggest a mid-range rate ($1000).  For those with little-to-no income, especially in these difficult economic times, scholarships are available.

Payment Details

PayPal or eTransfer: justicemovement.org@gmail.com 
CashApp: $JusticeMovement

Venmo: @JusticeMovement

Next Training Dates

September-December 2023

September
Session 1: Saturday 9 Sept 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Session 2: Sunday 10 Sept 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Session 3: Wednesday 20 Sept 5:30pm-8pm OR Thursday 21 Sept 2:00pm-4:30pm
Session 4: Wednesday 27 Sept 5:30pm-8pm OR Thursday 28 Sept 2:00pm-4:30pm


October
Session 5: Saturday 14 Oct 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Session 6: Wednesday 25 Oct 5:30pm-8pm OR Thursday 26 Oct 2:00pm-4:30pm


November
Session 7: Wednesday 1 Nov 5:30pm-8pm OR Thursday 2 Nov 2:00pm-4:30pm
Session 8: Saturday 18 Nov 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Session 9: Wednesday 29 Nov 5:30pm-8pm OR Thursday 30 Nov2:00pm-4:30pm


December
Session 10: Wednesday 6 Dec 5:30pm-8pm OR Thursday 7 Dec 2:00pm-4:30pm
Session 11: Saturday 16 Dec 12:00 pm-5:00 pm


40 Contact hours + homework and small group work.

LIVE ON ZOOM - these discussions will not be recorded, as recording can limit some folks desire to engage.  Presentations will be available for each session.

Access Needs

Please let us know if you have any access needs, specific accommodations, learning tools, or support in order to stay engaged and participate as comfortably as possible. 

*Participant Witness

Are those who feel they are entering the space with more experience living with marginalized identities. We recognize that for those in this role, sharing those lived experiences is deeply valuable, and requires more emotional labor. We honor that labor. It is always invited, never expected. As you sign up, please select the “participant witness” option in the registration form, and let us know what feels best for you to contribute from zero on up. We benefit from your added voice.  We like to remind everyone that all of our identities are intersectional - by this we mean that we are all a combination of our many identities (race, ethnicity, gender-identity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, immigration status, physical and mental ability, body type, body size, religion, political beliefs and etc.).  Most of us are not fully marginalized or fully privileged in society. Most of us experience a combination of both privilege and marginalization as we move through life.We believe that all of us have something to gain from working on Allyship and delving into areas in which we are less aware.

Peer Space Holder Training

 
Registration Sept-Dec 2023