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IT'S TIME TO DO THE HARD WORK.

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We know that people usually land on our page for three main reasons:

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You’re curious about anti-oppression education and assessment

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You’re exhausted from your surface-level performance of activism.

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You’ve already been called out for your oppressive behavior.

No, we aren’t here to judge how you got here.

We’re happy to see you and more interested in your commitment to staying and getting a game plan for showing up, really showing up, for communities that have been historically silenced in exchange for your comfort.

That sting a bit? Good.

We know that people usually land on our page for three main reasons:

1

You’re curious about anti-oppression education and assessment

2

You’re exhausted from your surface-level performance of activism.

3

You’ve already been called out for your oppressive behavior.

No, we aren’t here to judge how you got here.

We’re happy to see you and more interested in your commitment to staying and getting a game plan for showing up, really showing up, for communities that have been historically silenced in exchange for your comfort.

That sting a bit? Good.

You being here confirms that checking boxes won’t change systemic ills.

  • No anti-racism book clubs
  • No mandatory trainings that are more CYA than DEI
  • No in-service training that’s really just a grown-up version of the movie days we used to have in grade school
  • No more hiding in plain sight.

You being here confirms that checking boxes won’t change systemic ills.

  • No anti-racism book clubs
  • No mandatory trainings that are more CYA than DEI
  • No in-service training that’s really just a grown-up version of the movie days we used to have in grade school
  • No more [let’s add one more point here to emphasize this part and to help transition]

None of these ideas work without...

Vulnerability.

Humility.

Accountability.

None of these ideas work without...

Vulnerability.

Humility.

Accountability.

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White Supremacy works best when we are separated from our own humanity and our communities. It’s the worst kind of auto-pilot there is. Helping you gain a better understanding of how anti-Blackness works to harm us all is kinda what we are known for. Take a look around and allow us to offer you a soft place to land to do some really hard work.

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HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Your SBT anti-oppressive journey starts here! Learn more about some of the options we offer for education, training, and community engagement.

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The #PracticeLiberation Academy is ready to take you from “Doubt” to “Do!”

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GET A.B.L.E. CERTIFIED

No more checking boxes and avoiding structural concerns. It’s time to be the anti-oppressive supervisor your organization needs.

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APPLY FOR COACHING

Vulnerability. Humility. Accountability. Who do you want to be on the other side of liberation?

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White Supremacy is a social conditioning we all breathe in. Aren't you exhausted with pretending it isn’t?

  • The book clubs you over commit to in order to cover the fear of getting it wrong?
  • The same surface-level mandatory DEI trainings no one wants?
  • The guilt (oh, the guilt) that keeps you in a shame spiral?

None of these things are bringing you closer to being better at understanding oppression and White Supremacy.

None of these things are transforming your organizations into ones that prioritize the systemic impact of liberation.

Your cycle is not only endless; it’s dangerous.

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White Supremacy is a social conditioning we all breathe in. Aren't you exhausted with pretending it isn’t?

  • The book clubs you over commit to in order to cover the fear of getting it wrong?
  • The same surface-level mandatory DEI trainings no one wants?
  • The guilt (oh, the guilt) that keeps you in a shame spiral?

None of these things are bringing you closer to being better at understanding oppression and White Supremacy.

None of these things are transforming your organizations into ones that prioritize the systemic impact of liberation.

Your cycle is not only endless; it’s dangerous.

It's time for some real talk about what unraveling anti-Blackness requires of you.

It's time to stop pretending that you have this all figured out and being a "good human" or organization curiously exploring anti-oppressive perspectives is good enough to dismantle systems harmful to human beings you know, love, work with, and celebrate.

Everything we've been taught about how to address racism and oppression is wrong and designed to keep you spinning your wheels.

I have a strategy that unlocks the path you’ve been looking for.

The A.B.L.E. Institute supports leaders in the life-long journey of unraveling oppressive social conditioning constructs to promote equity-based scholarship.

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“Wanda supervised me through a graduate internship while opening the Project Safe Center at Vanderbilt. I knew her from undergrad and through the transition to grad school. She’s smart, funny, determined, and a force to be reckoned with. She’ll make you feel weird about who you are and what you “know,” especially if you’ve never asked the questions she asks. But when she does, doesn’t that mean she’s doing what you needed her to?

As she continues her calling, she prods and provokes, because women like her mother had to struggle as single Black parents who were and are still virtually invisible in a Europatriarchal world—among many other reasons. I know her heart breaks, and there are always nights when she can’t sleep for the injustices BIPOC face. That dedication will meet you if you reach out.

While I continue on my journey of pretending to be a grown-up, her presence is still showing me something—honkies like myself have a lot of bullshit clouding our vision. Though I don’t know if I even still take up that much bandwidth in her memory/journey after all this time and with all she struggles with, I’m grateful for that.”

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