At that moment when the acknowledgment of structural racism occurs; ask questions about the readiness of the organization before scheduling a training or hiring a consultant.
Leading and operating an organization equitably takes practice. As your practice partner, I support leaders in implementing a racial equity framework and conducting racial equity analyses through coaching, mentorship, and consultation.
Scheduling opportunities for informing, motivating, and inspiring audiences to advance racial equity as leaders, allies, and accomplices.
Realizing and honing the skills and competencies required to embed equity takes practice. We're training leaders and staff to embed racial equity in their work by offering group sessions online. Learn the language and skills to practice racial equity through the I⁵ Disrupt the Status Quo Racial Equity Journeyᵀᴹ
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The I⁵ Disrupt the Status Quo Racial Equity Journeyᵀᴹ entails the skills practiced to change from operating in an oppressive manner to advancing racial equity. Learning sessions and a Practice Journal assist in guiding you and your team along the journey.
IDENTIFY: Practice seeing injustice in organizations, systems, and society through the decisions, policies, practices, investments, and resources.
INTERROGATE: Learn to critically question impact over intent, who benefits and who is burdened, and root causes of inequities.
INTERRUPT: Activate behaviors that break cycles of injustice and/or stop injustices from occurring; practice disrupting the status quo.
IMPLEMENT: Make decisions and advance policies, procedures, practices, investments, and resources for equitable outcomes.
INTROSPECT: Examine your own thinking and actions; check yourself; and engage an accountability network that includes those most impacted by inequities.
"I hired Kimberlee Archie to help my staff and leadership team be more cohesive, clear, and creative in how we navigated issues of race, equity, and healing in our community. We integrated all this, and so much more. The I⁵ Disrupt the Status Quo Racial Equity Journey took a very disparate group of people and gave us the language, trust, and tools to have challenging and expansive conversations, explore the impact of policy and procedures, and clear up past hurt in our organization. Kimberlee’s professionalism, step-by-step teachings, and constant invitation for us to look closely at ourselves and our impact brought so many insights and shifts in perception. Even though we were a very diverse group — from a woman of color professor of social work with an emphasis on social justice to a white woman brand new to the racial equity lens — Kimberlee held a strong container and met everyone where they were. Through her I⁵ Disrupt journal and the framework of the five I’s we were given a structure that supported real change. This was also strengthened by Kimberlee’s steadiness as discomfort, hurt, or confusion arose on the journey. And also by her impeccable humor and big heart. Both our women of color and white women on our leadership team now deeply understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable to transform our organization from the inside out. After eight months together we now have the foundation and trust to move forward and serve our larger community in education, policy, and procedures that empower and uplift everyone, with direct input from those most marginalized. I will continue to work with Kimberlee going forward, and consider her to be a vital part of our organization’s support system."
HeatherAsh Amara, author of Warrior Goddess Training
"Kimberlee changed my life and my work -- her leadership and mentoring have had a great impact on how I think about issues and tackle difficult problems."
Nikki Reid, Economic Development DirectorCity of Asheville, NC