Testimonials

Ariel Mihic- She/Her

Occupied Territory of Coast Miwok

aka Sonoma, California

I wish this course was required for anyone participating in movement practices. If we all knew how to relate to each other through the lens of what is taught in this course around privilege, intersectionality, allyship, and holding each other accountable, our community spaces would feel much safer and welcoming. To stand outside of this work, is to stand outside of envisioning spaces of true belonging.

Aiming for Allyship - 4 week Course

Ariel Mihic- She/Her

Occupied Territory of Coast Miwok aka Sonoma, California

Aiming for Allyship 

4 week Course

I wish this course was required for anyone participating in movement practices. If we all knew how to relate to each other through the lens of what is taught in this course around privilege, intersectionality, allyship, and holding each other accountable, our community spaces would feel much safer and welcoming. To stand outside of this work, is to stand outside of envisioning spaces of true belonging.

SB Bouchat- They/Them

Occupied Territory of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations

aka Chicago, Illinois

Aiming for Allyship 

4 week Course

I've participated in a lot of trainings, workshops, and meetings where the goal was committing to or learning about racism, diversity, prejudice, oppression, etc., and this was far and away the most thoughtful content and the best facilitation I've ever experienced. There was a healthy balance of having a safe space to learn and practice, but also a brave space to grow and be challenged. It was really a privilege to participate in.

Paul - He/Him

Occupied Territory of Potawatomie, Ojibwa and Odawa

aka Chicago, Illinois

Aiming for Allyship 

4 week Course

This is profound and valuable learning, elegantly achieved. Worth every hour you will devote to it. I have rarely felt closer to relative strangers - sharing a path to becoming better human beings.

Kathy Gade- She/Her

Occupied Territory of Ohlone Territory

aka Oakland, California

Aiming for Allyship 

4 week Course

I couldn't have asked for a better course to participate in as I navigate how to be an Ally for social justice in our world today. The amount of knowledge Natalie & Danya have gathered & the work they are doing in this world is unbelievable and they attract such an incredible community of people willing to dig in and DO the WORK!

Would recommend this course to any and everybody!

João Paulo Pereira - He/Him

Occupied Territory of Wappo, Coast Miwok, and Southern Pomo

aka Santa Rosa, California

Aiming for Allyship 

4 week Course

This course was a powerful and transformative experience, and it offered me perspectives and tools that have given new meaning to my spiritual practice and attitude in the world.

Monica Silva- She/her

Occupied Territory of Tohono O’odham and Yoeme peoples

aka Tucson, Arizona

Aiming for Allyship 

4 week Course

This course was fantastic. Nat and Danya lovingly but unflinchingly guided us on a path of questioning and re-evaluating our own participation in structures of privilege and oppression. The course was full of practical tools for dismantling our own racism, defusing defensiveness, and learning how to practice ally-ship moment by moment. Nat and Danya's radical commitment to social justice was evident in the structure, pacing, and content of the course. Witnessing this, along with the supportive community the course fostered among the students, has inspired me to a new level of ongoing anti-racist study and practice.

Katie Cotton - She/Her

Occupied Territory of Acjachemen (Juaneño), Tongva and Kizh 

aka Orange County, California

Aiming for Allyship 

4 week Course

No matter where one is in their journey of being an ally, the passionate thoughtful direction of Natalie and Danya will help remind, renew and inspire continual growth with topics that are difficult and uncomfortable. The amount of topics that were presented and the manner in which those topics were presented was relevant and applicable to situations allies are bound to face.

Thank you! I look forward to not just growing as an ally, I look forward to looking to Nat and Danya’s strength, grace and humility adding a compassionate educational dynamic to my journey through this course and future courses.

Taylor Robart - It/Its

Occupied Territory of Pawtucket aka Boston, Massachusetts

Aiming for Allyship 

4 week Course

Anything less than taking this course or other offerings isn't doing them justice; but I'll try to anyways. In a time where we're more disconnected than ever and the world is in an age of awakening, Danya and Nat continue to do the hard work and cultivate offerings that WILL enhance your life in vitally impactful ways. From the brilliant facilitation, to the expertly designed groups all the way down to the personal guidance, you're guaranteed to get a lot out of these offerings. Whether you are just starting or looking to further your education I cannot recommend enough to take one of these offerings. 

Engage, connect, learn, expand, deepen, broaden and enhance.

M. J. - They/Them

Occupied Territory of Multnomah, Warm Springs 

aka Portland, Oregon

Aiming for Allyship 

4 week Course

The compassion, inclusion and respect that Nat and Danya demonstrate set an example that I'm inspired to emulate and embody in all aspects of my life, especially Acro community.

Liz Williams- She/Her

Occupied Territory of Ohlone aka Oakland, California

Aiming for Allyship 

4 week Course

If you are looking to understand the nuances of being an ally, this class is a great place to start. Nat and Danya bring a wealth of knowledge to the table and have curated some great content to help disseminate information on addressing racism from a very personal level into the practice of Acro and beyond. The four week series is well balanced in terms of format - a bit of lecture, a lot of discourse in smaller groups, working within a larger group, and enough homework and guidance for deeper learning outside of the structured class time. I cannot recommend this class or Nat and Danya highly enough. It was an honor to spend this time studying with them and the folks that showed up in the zoom.

Steve Kluchin - He/Him

Occupied Territory of Jumanos, Tonkawa and Comanche 

aka Austin, Texas

Aiming for Allyship 

4 week Course

The Justice Movement Allyship course helped me cultivate a better understanding of privilege, marginalization, and where I personally fall within the spectrum. It also did a fantastic job promoting deep discussion on a variety of often uncomfortable topics for a cis-het white passing male. I would recommend it to anyone trying to take a step back and look at how they can use their own privilege to be a better ally.

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