ONLINE POWER WITH NOT POWER OVER:
Accountability in Action for White Women
For the first time, I will make my live workshop content available online for you to go at your own pace. Purchase includes course access as well as a community to meet others in this journey.
In this series, we will deepen our understanding of our role at the crossroads of white privilege/supremacy, internalized sexism and patriarchy. There is a tension here that we must name, feel and understand. As white womxn who are targeted by sexism, we get to look at the potential we have yet to step into where gender and race overlap. We must also be responsible and accountable for both our racial privilege and for undoing our internalized sexism. Topics we will cover include are all grounded in a personal and professional context in service to racial equity in our lives.
Topics we will cover include: All are focused on personal growth and action in service to racial equity
- Strengthen our service to racial equity and community liberation
- Power with not power over requires us to know our power, to be powerful and to use our gatekeeping status for liberation
- Based on feedback and requests from women of color colleagues and friends, this training will explore how to ground into our personal power and share power more gracefully in anti-racism and liberation strategies.
Testimonial learning takeaways from participants:
- Allowing for a space for white women to discuss how to use their power for good.
- I learned that sharing this journey with others deepens my ability to be humble, vulnerable, and courageous. Fleur models these qualities in her conversations and workshops. Her humility, vulnerability, and courage sets the tone for me to access those same qualities in myself.
- Unlearning my need for gold stars in racial equity work and the personal work I need to do; claiming my role as a gatekeeper no matter my positionality; and the priority around healing work over academic trainings.
- What I return to the most is the idea of "connection, not correction" and the importance of leaning toward each other to do our collective work.
- Providing exposure to a range of individuals’ journeys and perspectives outside a formal media context.
- I am grateful for having a regular accountability forum.
Our colleagues of color have asked us to host this training, their perspective informs the content and we are in regular communication with them to apply feedback.
The main ways I am trying to be accountable as a white person is doing racial justice work in relationship with people of color that I am collaborating or facilitating with specifically women of color: Andrea Lising Paull, and Aparna Rae. There has been a specific ask for white women to get coaching around their management and this series is a response to that need.
I lead a lot of white caucus work while being accountable to our colleagues of color. I've moderated 3 panels on intersectional feminism for the Day of Action centering WOC voices.
Organizations that I have supporte that are led by BIPOC are Communities Rise, Resource Generation, Real Rent Duwamish and women color progressive campaigns via One America, Social Justice Fund, Justlead and Rainier Valley Corps.
White groups/colleagues that I go to or lead are European Dissent, and Nonprofit Anti-Racist Coalition. I make mistakes often, I make amends imperfectly, and I am committed to living in integrity and in connection.
Donations will be made from ticket sale proceeds to BIPOC led organizations.
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Fleur Larsen started facilitating 20 years ago on challenge course programs with youth and adults. Her style is based on sharp analysis, flexible thinking, joy, and purposeful results. Her work is relationship-based with connection, collaboration, and community as integral elements to reach goals. Currently, she works with several corporate and nonprofit groups facilitating retreats, trainings and workshops in addition to one on one coaching.
Fleur's work as a Seattle-based facilitator is focused on equity, social justice, diversity and inclusion, team building, emotional intelligence, experiential education and community development.
A bit about how to select your ticket type below: there are a range of ticket prices offered to support us thinking about financial equity and access. Money is often taboo to talk about openly and as with race we need to practice breaking those social contracts that end up keeping oppression in place. The higher ticket prices make it possible to offer the sliding scale.
Questions to ask yourself before deciding on a ticket price:
- Do you have access to financial resources?
- Are you making more money than you need to live?
- Do you come from family or inherited wealth?
- Is your employer paying for you?
- Are you an educator, medical staff, or essential worker?
- Have you been impacted by an economic crisis?
No one is turned away for lack of funds. For real.
Folks of color are always welcome to join for free. Let me know you will be attending.
What People are Saying:
"I appreciate collaborating with Fleur to support white colleagues in trainings and facilitated spaces. Fleur encourages learning and accountability while holding space for deeply personal work, and I always walk away from sessions with new insights."
Fleur and her workshops have prepared me as a white woman with the language, tools, community and accountability I have needed to do the hard work of standing with my colleagues of color, and standing up to my white counterparts.
More than just a course:
What you get after you complet (and even during) is community. This work of unlearning and learning a new cannot be done in isolation. So much of liberation and specifically anti-racism work is anchored in relationship, so we gather as a community (over 900 strong!) in several ways:
- Monthly group drop in free coaching calls to connect, share and stay engaged
- Bimonthly cohort accountability series for continued learning and deeper practice
- Email based google group 'Reach for Connection' to ask questions, share resources etc
- Access to 1:1 coaching with me
- Monthly rotating topics co-hosted with other community members to dive deeper into specific arenas
- And more...