April 21-22 2018

Courage of Care

Oakland, CA

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

– James Baldwin

About the Workshop

This workshop is designed to help white folks strengthen their personal resilience and collective capacity for undoing oppression.

The course includes an introduction to issues related to systemic oppression and white supremacy. Its primary focus is to support people to do the emotional, moral and spiritual work necessary in order to stop collaborating with white supremacy and to start collaborating with the collective liberation movement!

Together we will build community, explore the roots of oppression and learn practices to support ongoing anti-racist work.

Following the weekend workshop, we are offering an optional four-week series at our headquarters to support folks committed to going deeper in this work!



BDLBrooke D. Lavelle, Ph.D. is the Co-Founder and President of the Courage of Care Coalition. Brooke has developed and led compassion- and mindfulness-based programs in various education and health care settings. She developed Courage’s anti-oppression training for white folks and is committed

Catherine Shaddix, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who integrates over two decades of her contemplative training with Western psychology. She began her training in Buddhist meditation and classical hatha yoga in 1991, and has spent over 3 years in intensive retreat since that time.


9am-5pm each day. Vegetarian lunch and light snacks will be provided.


Courage of Care Headquarters

Oakland, CA 94608


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