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UNPACKING

Power, Privilege, and Difference

Embracing Differences for Advocacy and Empowerment

Beginning to learn a model of multicultural awareness to provide a common language and common ground for multicultural dialogue and relationships. Beginning to learn a common language of multiculturalism so that we can have cogent and meaningful discourse about this important subject. Doing some exercises to feel the model’s effectiveness and how the “isms” live in our bodies. Gaining a toolkit that may be useful in our daily interactions.

I Want To Be More Aware

This course is for anyone looking to build intercultural competency skills, gain deeper self-awareness, and build broader compassion and connection with others. In this online expansion of the original Isms & Issues training, we are setting out to learn a model of multicultural awareness and to provide a common language and common ground for multicultural dialog and relationships.

We do this so we can have meaningful and heart-felt discourse on a range of important issues including racism, classism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia, ableism, ageism and more.

What You’ll Get…

  • Context for understanding multicultural work
  • Leaning in to how the “isms” live in our bodies
  • A deep dive into our own identities and how we learn
  • A useful toolkit to have in daily interactions
  • Models for behaviors to be an Ally and Advocate

How We UNpack What We Have Learned

WEEK ONE

A Multicultural/Intercultural Model – PART 1 – Explore your privileged statuses and how they impact your life all within a safe, private container.

WEEK TWO

A Multicultural/Intercultural Model – PART 2 – Discover who you are within the multicultural / intercultural context, identfy 5 unhealthy behaviors and 5 healthy ones to replace them.

WEEK THREE

Expressing Appropriate Allyship, Advocacy & Accompliceship – You will explore the do’s & don’ts of Allyship, the difference between Equity and Equality, and use Intersectionality as a powerful lens to discover WHY there is systemic discrimination.

WEEK FOUR

Overcoming On Racism – You will dive deep to uncover your beliefs surrounding racism, how you may have unknowingly expressed it and its impact on people of color.

WEEK FIVE

Overcoming Classism and Sexism – You will explore how our society’s systemic classism and sexism creates an environment for discrimination. Includes deep self-examination of how you might hold elements of either or both without being aware of it.

WEEK SIX

Overcoming Heterosexism and Cis-Genderism – You will discover the distinction between Heterosexism and Cis-Genderism and given the tools to plot out your gender and orientation and gender expression. This is also the course Wrap Up session.

Learn to UNLEARN

Starting Oct 18, 2020

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Sunday Nights
(Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15 & 22)
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Eastern
(find my time)

$195

Your Guides Through UNlearning

HENRY THURMAN HENRY THURMAN
Initiated: December 1993
Certified MKP Leader
Elementary Educator

I am a member of the design team for the “Unpacking Power, Privilege and Difference” online course and have been involved with diversity work for many years.

STEPHAN McKENZIE DENNIS NICELY
Initiated: September 2012
Area Steward, Co-Leader
Writer | Filmmaker

I am a Los Angeles based Aspirer. An aspiring writer. An aspiring filmmaker. An aspiring talk show host. An aspiring poet. An aspiring humanitarian. An aspiring activist. An aspiring Buddhist. And an Aspiring human being.

RICK BRONIEC RICK BRONIEC
Initiated: 1990
MKP Full Leader, Leader Trainer
MKP UPPD Facilitator
MKP IGFT Co-Instructor

I live in San Diego, CA where I work as a writer, speaker and personal growth coach when not leading trainings for MKP.

AUTHUR SALAZAR AUTHUR SALAZAR
Initiated: September 2012
MKP Co-Leader
Ism and Issues Trainer

I am committed to multicultural work both personally and in the community. As a former musician, computer engineer and skilled facilitator, I bring a unique perspective to this work. My mission is to create a world of connection by being authentic and living with an open heart.

DAVID HEIMAN DAVID HEIMAN
Initiated: December 2005
MKP Leader in Training

I am a Spanish Speaking Jewish man and experienced facilitator. I have been with the Mankind Project since 2005. I live in Oceanside CA with my wife Janis. I am committed to helping foster fairness and equity.

JAIME VALDÉS NERI JAIME VALDÉS NERI
Initiated: November 2004
MKP Co-Leader
Founder President of MKP México

I studied music at the National Conservatoire of México City and Graduated as a mechanical engineer with a master’s degree in science from the University of California, Berkeley. I am a certified psychotherapist in the fields of Gestalt, Music and Existential theraphy and hold a master’s degree in Educational Orientation using a Gestalt Approach.

VIRGILIO CHAVEZ VIRGILIO CHAVEZ
Initiated: August 2014
MKP USA Ritual Elder
MKP Leader in Training

I am a Spanish Speaking certified Hakomi practitioner.

SCOTT FREATHY SCOTT FREATHY
Initiated: May 2014

My passion for community, which is the core of my mission, has led me to serve as I-Group Coordinator, ECI Coordinator and Area Steward for San Diego Area, and now as MKPUSA I-Group Council Chair. I live in San Diego with my dog Paco, a rescue mutt from Tijuana.

CHRIS BOSER CHRIS BOSER
Initiated: May 2014
MKP Leader in Training
Facilitator in training for Issues and ISMs

I live in Gainesville Florida with my wife, Karissa, and together we have invested in learning more about intercultural work for ourselves and our communities. I believe that intercultural (multicultural) work is as personal as the work that is done to heal old wounds in our personal lives.

KARISSA BOSER KARISSA BOSER

I am a Therapist in Gainesville, Florida and Member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. Karissa has been involved with the Mankind Project thru Issues and ISMs and has attended a H.E.R. and Woman Within Weekend. Karissa has spent a career in Social work serving under served populations including homeless and at risk youth, the elderly, and individuals with chronic illness.

If you have any questions, please email us at otpsupport@mkpusa.org and we’ll be glad to assist you