Transforming Our Systems, Transforming Ourselves


The Transforming Our Systems, Transforming Ourselves Initiative will offer 5 Unconscious Bias & Emotional Justice trainings free of charge along with coaching support to community based organizations serving people living with HIV/AIDS.

This includes one full day of training for all staff, webinars, and 1 one 1 coaching. In order to be considered, organizations must apply and commit to one day of training and attendance of webinars.


 

Objectives of the Initiative:

  • Increase crisis management and conflict resolution skills of staff.

  • Increase capacity of organizations to discuss, manage and transform unconscious bias.

  • Increase capacity of organizations to manage internal trauma, self care and mental health challenges.

  •  Build rapport and connection with staff through shared language and skills.

  • Assist organizations with the development of concrete action plans that highlight policy changes and practices they can implement to shift Transphobia, racism, misogynoir, and homophobia in their organizational culture.

 

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 This initiative is supported by Gilead. Gilead has no influence on the chosen organizations.

This initiative is supported by Gilead. Gilead has no influence on the chosen organizations.

Application & FAQ

Only organizations that serve People living with HIV are eligible for this initiative. You can apply by clicking here.

Deadline to apply is November 30th,2018.

(1) Who should apply?

  • Organizations who are interested in developing shared language for understanding how systemic oppression operates in their organizational culture.

  • Organizations that have diverse staff.

  • Organizations that want to build up their conflict resolution skills.

  • Organizations that have experienced recent events that were racist, transphobic, sexist or homophobic in nature.

  • Organizations committed to ending the isms in practice and policy.

    *Large organizations, that have an HIV/AIDS division of 20 or more people are eligible for this initiative as well. Please check the following box if you are a division within a larger organization, and answer all questions as your division.

(2) Does everyone have to attend all the webinars?

No. But the organization must make a commitment to having representatives from multiple divisions present.


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What is Emotional Justice?

Emotional Justice was created by radio host and political commentator, Esther Armah. It includes validating a legacy of harm and trauma and building skills to discontinue harm, while challenging broader inequities. For more reading:

Emotional Justice, What Black women want and need by Esther Armah

The Immediate need for Emotional Justice by Yolo Akili Robinson