White Peer Learning Cohort
Five Frogs, the organization building a powerful movement of diverse leaders working together for an equitable Connecticut, invites White leaders to participate in a six-part series designed to support a cross-sector cohort in a process of education, self-agitation, and action towards racial equity. This program will deepen participants’ individual and collective understanding of race, racism, and racial equity within their personal lives and professional roles. The program will also explore key elements of self and social identity, power, privilege, structural racism and oppression, cycles of socialization, and processes for transformation and change. Through curated resources, engaging exercises, and facilitated conversations participants will explore concepts and apply learnings from the series to their own lives, work places, and with other members of the cohort. In between sessions, participants will complete a series of guided practice assignments. Participants should expect to spend 2-4 hours on these asynchronous practice assignments (completed outside of our meeting times). These Practice Assignments will include a blend of:
- Read: Articles and short chapters
- Watch/Listen: video clips and podcasts
- Research: Assessment and information gathering
- Do: Guided exercises including one-to-one relational meetings
- Write: Journal and reflection questions
Oct 6 9-11am
Oct 13 9-11am
Oct 20 9-11am
Nov 3 9-11am
Nov 10 9-11am
Nov 17 9-11am
Participants must be able to commit to the six dates.
Complete the required application here.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Applications are due by September 30
Notification of participation by September 27
Jason Fredlund (he/him/his) was raised in Northwest CT and currently lives, loves, learns, works, and worships in Hartford. Jason, a passionate racial justice educator and equity consultant, is dedicated to the personal process of examining identity, challenging bias, dismantling systems of oppression, and creating opportunities to transfer power and privilege while inviting others into a process of transformation and change. He is an effective facilitator, educator, writer, and curriculum and program developer with extensive experience providing personal and professional development and coaching on issues of race, identity, power, white supremacy culture, equity, inclusion, restorative practices, and anti-racism. He is a white, queer, progressive Christian committed to collective liberation who believes that honesty, vulnerability, laughter, and human connection are the greatest gifts he has to offer the world.