Champions for Change is a community of practice working towards an anti-racist, co-liberated future. Here, you can learn new ways to disrupt institutional, interpersonal, individual and internalized racism. Here, you have space for radical imagination, experimentation and transformative work. Here, the diverse ideas, experiences, and identities of our community will inspire and guide you.
This program centers local leaders of color and builds a community of solidarity and support for their leadership. We invest in Leaders of Color from the communities most impacted by racism. We create space for them to build relationships with White Leaders willing to leverage their power and privilege for justice. Together, we lay the groundwork for measurable change in the disparate experiences of people of color in Washtenaw County by 2030.
Ultimately, Champions for Change is about our shared healing – through our hearts, heads, and hands. That healing is rooted in principles of co-liberation and embodied practice, and our commitment to active anti-racism. To us, these are essentials for realizing racial equity and justice.
It’s not just content or ‘training.’ This program is about the will to shift our hearts, minds and responses towards a liberated path. The will to shift away from the collective harm of white supremacy. The will to create a future where we all get to live into our purpose.