Embodied Social Justice Certificate Program

3-Month Online Certificate Program
April 3 - June 30, 2023
 

Registration EXTENDED - First Session Starts April 10

 
“We must sit in our bodies so much that we can no longer abide by the oppression that exists in societies.”

— REV ANGEL KYODO WILLIAMS

 

Embodied Social Justice Certificate Program

3-Month Online Certificate Program
April 3 - June 30, 2023

“We must sit in our bodies so much that we can no longer abide by the oppression that exists in societies.”

— REV ANGEL KYODO WILLIAMS

Register for this one-of-a-kind, once per year, 3-month certificate program committed to collective liberation by increasing awareness, unlearning oppressive social patterns, repairing relationships and building trust & belonging.

This is NOT a summit. Go beyond conventional DEI to where bias and breakdown lives: in the body.

There is no other program like this in the world. 

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Meet Your 2023 Faculty


These internationally recognized leaders, practitioners, scholars and presenters bring to life a learning environment that spans topics ranging from race and resilience to building alliances across differences, from decolonizing the body to the relationship between personal healing and social action
Together, they comprise the most diverse faculty bodies to address this emerging body of wisdom.

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Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Rev. angel Kyodo Williams

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Staci K. Haines

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Resmaa Menakem

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Adrienne Maree Brown

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Kerri Kelly

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Patrisse Cullors

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Dr. Angel Acosta

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Nikki Myers

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Aqeela Sherrills

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Sam Field

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Teresa Leguizamon Grant

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Dr. Samuel Leguizamon Grant

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Kelsey Blackwell

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Dr. Ruby Gibson

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Thenmohzi Soundararajan

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Isaiah Jackson Ramirez

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Manuela Mischke Reeds

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Rusia Mohiuddin

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Mordecai-Ettinger

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Dr. Lisa Jo Epstein

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Program Content & Benefits


The program follows a simple structure of twice-weekly classes, practical workshops, and integrative learning conversations that culminate in a collaborative creative project focused on real-world applications.
Here's what your program includes access to:

 Curated Leading-Edge Faculty

  • 20+ internationally known teachers, presenters and scholars working at the intersections of embodiment and social justice
  • Representation across race, gender, cultural heritage, economic backgrounds, life experience and more

 Innovative & Flexible Program Design

  • More than 60 hours of experiential virtual learning
  • 25+ unique modules over four distinct learning areas
  • Integration sessions designed to apply topics to your personal and professional life
  • Watch live sessions and replays as needed
  • NEW: "Night Watch" facilitated session re-casts at 4pm PT/7pm ET

 Extensive Connection & Learning opportunities

  • IMPROVED: Post-session breakouts for student engagement [optional]
  • IMPROVED: Facilitated "Collective Connections" Affinity + Full Group sessions  [optional]
  • EXPANDED: "Skin In The Game & Solidarity" pre-session training for White-Bodied Students
  • Participant-selected Community forums [optional]
  • Opportunity to collaborate with fellow participants on final projects

 Resources & Support Materials

  • Easy-to use Learning platform houses all materials & resources in one place
  • Student Guide and handbook - digital + printable
  • Assessments to support information review & retention
  • Formatted text transcriptions
  • NEW for 2023: Searchable video transcriptions
  • UPGRADED Care Team presence in every session for support
  • UPGRADED: Office hours, including technical support

 Professional Advancement & Recognition

  • Final Projects for applied learning & peer review
  • Qualification for ESJ-only "Deep Dive Depth Tracks" trainings post-program 
  • Beautiful Certificate of Completion upon fulfilling requirements

"We live in unprecedented times. It can be difficult to know how to engage effectively and sustainably towards a fairer, more socially just world.

Together we will explore how a body-centered approach to collective liberation can help us unlearn oppressive social systems, repair agreements, and rebuild trust with one another."

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Real ESJ Certificate Participants

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Curriculum Structure


The curriculum walks participants through an arc of four aspects of embodiment: starting with a solid foundation; situating that learning within the body; seeing possible applications in society; and finally returning to self where we must each do our own work.
Within each aspect, students are invited to journey into greater awareness, personal exploration, somatic opening and integration.


NOTE: The 2023 module titles are still in development and will be shared at the first Info Session. Below is representative.
The faculty showing above are CONFIRMED for 2023.

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Foundations of Embodied Justice:
  • The Roots of Embodied Social Justice
  • Abolition as a Framework for Healing
  • The Science of Social Justice
  • The Trauma of Caste
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The Body in Liberation:
  • Somatic Abolitionism
  • Queering the Body
  • Practices for Transformation
  • The Body in Navigating Systems and Building Alliances
  • Embodied Conflict Resolution

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Applications In Society & Movements
  • Activism as a Spiritual Practice
  • Deepening Presence Amidst Structural Inequalities
  • Health / Disability Justice
  • Education For Collective Liberation
  • Decolonizing The Body
  • Cultural and Structural Agency as Embodied Change Agents
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Returning To Self + Electives
  • Embodiment in Conflict
  • Embodied Leadership
  • Panel: Embodiment, Activism, and the Arts
  • Working with Organizations
  • Harm Reduction

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NEW Bonuses for ALL Registrants of 2023 Program

At the final live info session for this year's program, Rev. angel unleashed a barrage of special bonuses. She is activating these retroactively for all registrants, and everyone that registers before the countdown timer expires.

The intention is make your investment in the program even more valuable and make your decision a no-brainer so you can GET OFF THE FENCE & GET IN NOW -- these bonuses will disappear at any time after the clock counts down.

 


Total Value: $827-$1227       

    ALL these bonuses are yours when you register before the countdown timer expires.

Investment

Individual
Institutional

Rebalancing


$1,447

$48 per session

I have more than enough resources
and would like to contribute
to re-balancing inequity.

I'm Ready

Fair


$1,147

$38 per session
Start with $200 payment

I have sufficient resources
and can offer a fair rate.

 

I'm Ready

Supported


$947

$31 per session
Start with $167 payment

I am under-resourced
and would benefit
from community support.
 

I'm Ready

πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Limited Scholarships Are Available No Longer Available - See FAQ


Small Budget

$1,500

Small Organizations w/ Budgets under $500K

 

 

I'm Ready

Medium Budget

$3,000

Medium Organizations w/ Budgets from $1M-5M

 

 

I'm Ready

Large Budget

$4,500

Large Non-profits w/ Budgets from $5M-up & Foundations

 

 

I'm Ready

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As You’re Able


Your Seat + Contribution

$1800 and up as you choose

Pay for your seat + support additional participants and the development of the program.

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2023 Certificate Schedule


 

If you are unable to attend live, all sessions will be recorded to watch in your own time.

  • Sunday, March 26: 6pm - 8pm ET | 3pm – 5pm PT Replay Now Available
    • White-Bodied Training with Kerri Kelly (attendance required either in-person or via video replay for those who identify as White)
  • Monday, April 3: 12noon - 2 pm ET | 9am – 11am PT
    • Student-Faculty Mixer
  •  Wednesday, April 5: 12noon - 2 pm ET | 9am – 11am PT
    •  Student Orientation
  • Monday, April 10 - Friday, June 30:  Weekly Classes & Sessions
    • LIVE SESSIONS: Mondays and Wednesdays: 12noon - 2pm ET | 9am- 11am PT
    • NIGHT WATCH**: Mondays and Wednesdays: 7pm - 9pm ET | 4pm - 6pm PT
      [**NEW for 2023: "Night Watch" re-casts the session presentation from earlier with a live facilitator. This allows for accountability, flexibility and interaction with a later joining (in western hemisphere) cohort.]
    • Additional Friday Integration Sessions: 7pm - 9pm ET | 4pm - 6pm PT (as scheduled)
  • Saturday, July 1: Students begin working on Final Projects, office hours available upon request
  • Monday, July 31: Final Projects due by 8pm ET | 5pm PT
  • August 13 - 19: Final Project Presentations & Feedback
  • VIRTUAL "In Your House" DANCE PARTY tba
  • August 31: Certificates of Completion issued to graduating Students

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What People Say About ESJ


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"This has been the most foundational, impactful, and life affirming training I have every been able to be a part of. The community that was created was so rich, authentic, and filled with deep listening and learning. I am beyond grateful for the space that was offered."

- Keila M.

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"I feel braver and so much more capable of being my full self and bringing my authentic beliefs and ideas into my work towards embodied liberation. "

- Rita M.

 

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"My primary ah-ha this year was not so much about what to do, but how to be and that means the ongoing work is to practice bringing all of me, with me. When that hesitant pause of "how shall I respond?" arises, that's opportunity to presence my whole self." 

- Cheryl H.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Coming Soon, Stay Tuned:
Summer Depth Tracks

Open to those who have graduated from the Embodied Social Justice Certificate program in good standing ('21, '22, '23) and are interested in topic-specific cohorts, the depth tracks are designed to focus on particular areas related to Embodied Social Justice. These are available as an add-on to the core curriculum.

Adding a depth track to your Certification is optional and will be available for an additional tuition.