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 - Peer Space Holder - Kathy Gade
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.
We offer investment options based on your personal circumstances. This course is offered at a Sliding Scale of from $0-$3,000+. For a breakdown of where you might fall, go here 'How much should I pay for a sliding scale course'. These options are suggestions and your contribution allows us to continue practicing radical hospitality and offering all of our courses completely sliding scale. If you are unable to contribute financially, or if there is a different amount that works better for you, feel free to choose a custom amount to contribute. Payment plans are also welcome. All investment options are integrated into the registration form below.
Redistributive: $3,000 (Pay it forward and help another participant's ability to partake. If you are able and keen to pay for more than one guest pass let us know.)
Guest Pass (based on financial need)
Payment Plan (choose this option and write us with a plan that will work for you)
* Participant Witness (see below for details)
Custom: An amount that honors the value of the course based on your budget
How much should I pay for a sliding scale course?
Sliding scale takes into account your financial situation and circumstances when setting tuition. Sustaining is the higher end of the scale and 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! If the "sustaining" option is not a good fit for you, select general, the default investment amount or accessible, intended for students, and others who are getting by but don’t have much extra in their budget. For those with little-to-no income, especially in these difficult economic times, Guest passes are available. If a payment plan would make the course more accessible to you, select Payment Plan and write to us with what will work best for you. If you have the ability and are keen to pay for your spot and one or more others select the Redistributive option.
Next Training Dates
Session 1: Saturday 10 Feb 12:00 pm-5:00 pm (5 hours)
Session 2: Sunday 11 Feb 1:00 pm-5:00 pm (4 hours)
Session 3: Wednesday 21 Feb 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
Session 4: Wednesday 6 March 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
Session 5: Saturday 16 March 1:00 pm-5:00 pm (4 hours)
Session 6: Wednesday 20 March 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
Session 7: Wednesday 10 April 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
Session 8: Saturday 20 April 1:00 pm-5:00 pm (4 hours)
Session 9: Wednesday 24 April 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
Session 10: Wednesday 1 May 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
Session 11: Saturday 18 May 12:00 pm-5:00 pm (5 hours)
Please aim to register by Jan 10 (No later than Jan 27)
40 Contact hours + homework and small group work.
Keen to join this course but the dates above won't work for you? Fill out our contact form and mention which courses you are interested in and you will be the first to know when new dates are set.
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.
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.
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.