Cultivating Change from Within: A Transformational Journey Towards Anti-racism

OMA Pittsburgh is Hosting
Cultivating Change from Within: A Transformational Journey Towards Antiracism

Join OMA Pittsburgh and Anita D Russell, facilitator, life coach, speaker, and 3x bestselling author, in this thought-provoking journey towards antiracism. Participants explore racism (systemic, structural, institutional) through the multiple lenses—history, personal experience, and transformational strategy.

“The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it—and then dismantle it.”

Professor Ibram X. Kendi, Historian & Author
How to Be an Antiracist
Stamped from the Beginning

Anita D Russell, Workshop Designer/Facilitator

Life Coach | Speaker | 3x Bestselling Author | Change Cultivator

Anita Russell, MEd, CPLC

It’s a true blessing to work with OMA Pittsburgh as the host for this program. I created this program specifically to address the issue of systemic racism at an individual level. It is geared towards in-depth conversations into the hearts, minds and beliefs of participants. They are invited to embark upon a journey towards embracing anti-racism as a transformational strategy in their own lives. I deliver the program in a mastermind format that reflects my commitment to cultivating change from within for the purpose of unleashing human potential for the good of all.

Program Description

This program is intended to be a transformational journey towards anti-racism. As the facilitator I will guide participants on a deep dive into the concept of racism—historically, socially, and personally. The program is dedicated to the proposition that systemic racism is not spontaneously generated or self-created; rather it flows generationally from the hearts and minds of people; it flows from thoughts, ideas, and beliefs that undermine our value as human beings. The program is divided into a series of mastermind workshops and forum discussions.

Who Should Attend

The program is specifically designed for individual transformation. It is specifically designed as a journey for those who desire a deeper understanding of themselves and their connection to others in a systemic racialized society.

Program Objectives

During the course of the program, delivered in a series of mastermind workshops, participants will explore four topical areas. Participants will ultimately create a plan for their own transformational journey towards anti-racism.

  1. The roots of racism (systemic, structural, institutional)
  2. Transformational strategies
  3. Identity markers
  4. Change from within

Setup & Schedule

Mastermind workshop sessions are delivered via the Zoom platform with resources and workshop materials provided by the facilitator. Participants are provided with reading materials and other resources in preparation for each workshop session and forum. This program is interactive with full group discussions, breakout sessions and a forum for deeper contemplation.

Each session is 90 minutes, occurring every other week for four sessions. An additional open forum serves as an opportunity for deeper discussion, contemplation, and peer-to-peer support. Forums are scheduled in between each workshop session. Participants are encouraged to attend all workshop sessions. The forum is optional yet highly recommended.

Workshop Dates – 90 Minutes
7-8:30 PM ET
Open Forum Dates – 60 Minutes
7-8 PM ET
Workshop 1 Oct 8
Systems Are Created From the Hearts and Minds of People
Forum 1 Oct 15
Roots of Racism: Systemic, Structural, Institutional
Workshop 2 Oct 22
The Ones Who Walked Away From Omelas
Forum 2 Oct 29
Transformational Strategies
Workshop 3 Nov 5
Am I an Ally? It Starts with Identity
Forum 3 Nov 12
Identity Markers
Workshop 4 Nov 19
Cultivating Change from Within: My Transformational Journey
Forum Dec 3 (Closing)
Change from Within