Social Justice Training for You and Your Team

This course is based on the Justice and Equity 101 trainings that I've given in person for many years now, online with new upgrades. It's designed to help you examine the relationship between identity and power, understand how oppression plays out historically and currently, and find your role in building a more just world.

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What does work for justice look like for me and my organization?

Let this course help you figure it out!

  • Explore the relationship between identity and power and how they can be used to reinforce or dismantle social hierarchies.

  • Take a deep look at the history and legacy of oppression in the U.S.

  • Learn what resistance and solidarity look like in practice.

  • Begin or continue developing plans of action to support justice in your work or communities.

What You Can Expect

  • Time Commitment

    3 - 4 hours total. Take at your own pace.

  • Video Lessons

    Enjoy short, recorded video lessons that break down content in accessible chunks, yet pose thought-provoking questions.

  • Templates and Resources

    Get access to an extensive lists of resources to extend your learning. Download activity templates that help you personalize the frameworks to your context.

  • Discussion

    Share ideas and resources with other participants in the discussion forums.

  • Instructor Support

    Chat with Mia in Zoom office hours offered twice a month. Schedule a live session with your group. Reach out via email anytime!

  • Closed Captioning

    All videos include closed captioning to support accessibility.

Course Curriculum

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Connecting Identity + Power

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Understanding Oppression Part 1

    • Five Faces of Oppression: Why Diversity Is Not Enough

    • Preparing Yourself for Difficult Content

    • TEMPLATE: The Five Faces Within - Oppression in Your Community

    • Exploitation

    • Marginalization

    • Powerlessness

    • QUICK QUIZ: Understanding Oppression Part 1

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Understanding Oppression Part 2

    • Understanding Oppression, Part 2

    • Remember to Breathe

    • Cultural Dominance

    • Harm and Violence

    • REFLECTION: How do we respond to oppression?

    • RESOURCE: What is White Supremacy?

    • TEMPLATE: The Five Faces Within - Oppression in Your Community [REPRISE]

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Working for Justice, Part 1: Resistance

    • DISCUSSION: What is the difference between resistance and solidarity?

    • Six Ways We Resist

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    • Escape

    • Revolt

    • Petition and Protest

    • Achievement and Success

    • Community Building

    • Defiance

    • QUICK QUIZ: Resistance in Review

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Working for Justice, Part 2: Solidarity

    • What Does Solidarity Look Like?

    • Solidarity Actions You Can Take

    • TEMPLATE - Solidarity: A Personal Commitment

    • TEMPLATE - Solidarity: A Collective Commitment

  • 7

    Next steps

    • Congrats and Thank You!

    • Racial Equity Resources

    • Next Steps

    • Before you go...

Meet Your Instructor!

Instructor | Facilitator

Mia Henry

Mia Henry (she|her) is the daughter of Black activists from Alabama. She is also a nationally-recognized thought leader, specializing in facilitation and organizational development work with nonprofits, schools and companies that seek a justice and equity lens. Mia is the founder and principal of Freedom Lifted, a company dedicated to supporting leaders through social justice education. Previously, she was a founding director of the Chicago Freedom School and the executive director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. Mia has degrees from Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as knowledge informed by that which has been passed to her from family and ancestors, extensive travel, and the many relationships she has nurtured in communities across the U.S.

What Participants Are Saying about Justice at Work

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Justice at Work is a powerful and brilliant tool

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Justice at Work is an excellent, accessible and thoughtful tool for understanding our relationships to power and oppression as well as how we transform the c...

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This is progressive education!

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This type of curriculum supports any effort to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable experience for our kids. It is brilliant, organized, and meaningfu...

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This type of curriculum supports any effort to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable experience for our kids. It is brilliant, organized, and meaningful. I think our faculty and staff would benefit from it as well!

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Continuous learning

Leighann Wood

I have gone through this course three times and I could take it 30 more times and still learn something new and incredibly important. With each completion I ...

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I have gone through this course three times and I could take it 30 more times and still learn something new and incredibly important. With each completion I have found myself asking more questions and seeking more knowledge of how to reframe my perspective of navigating this world, and my perception of others' navigation in it as well. Let Mia's course be an inspiration for us all - when we know better, we do better.

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Incredible resource for our small nonprofit

Isaac Graves

The entire team at Social Venture Circle, a 34-year-old nonprofit seeking to build the NEXT economy, one that is regenerative, just, and prosperous for all, ...

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The entire team at Social Venture Circle, a 34-year-old nonprofit seeking to build the NEXT economy, one that is regenerative, just, and prosperous for all, took this course and we highly recommend it for organizations of all sizes, but especially those with deep commitments but budgets that can’t quite afford mid-5 to 6-figure trainings but are still looking for high quality educational opportunities. Mia Henry is a tremendous teacher, and you’ll be engaged throughout. Thank you Freedom Lifted!

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A thorough, thoughtful, and action provoking course

Leigh Ann Erickson

Taking this course is critical. Each section is laid out clearly and concisely, and contains action items that can be applied to whatever space you are work...

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Taking this course is critical. Each section is laid out clearly and concisely, and contains action items that can be applied to whatever space you are working in to end white supremacy. Mia thoughtfully and masterfully pairs historical and present forms of oppression and resistance with application and action steps. She connects all the dots. It is clear she is an expert, and I highly recommend learning from her, so that you can do this important work in the spaces you are in.

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love this

Carrie Pickett-Erway

the format and content is great, extra resources at the end were fantastic.

the format and content is great, extra resources at the end were fantastic.

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Broaden your mind and understanding about justice

Leslie Burke

Mia Henry does an excellent job of pulling in appropriate historical references for background, providing opportunities for self-reflection, and giving actio...

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Mia Henry does an excellent job of pulling in appropriate historical references for background, providing opportunities for self-reflection, and giving actionable information for the learner to change their understanding of our world today. Those who are seeking to understand what this "racism thing" is all about will benefit from this straightforward and clear explanation of the history, principles, and ideal responses required to create a more just world.

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Course Fees

Sign up today to take this course at your own pace, on your own time. Contact us about group rates.

Group Rates Available

Want to bring this course to your team, school or organization? Special rates available for 10+ participants.