Act 2 React
The Act 2 React Workshops, or, A2R Workshops, are a sequence of advanced professional development workshops that extend an upwards of five weeks. For two hours each week for five weeks, participants will receive a total of 10 hours worth of professional development from Visceral Change foremost experts and researchers on the topics. Although the workshops take a broad sociocultural approach, each session will offer multiple takeaways designed for the growth of your organization. The A2R workshops are as follows:
Emphasis on the +Plus+: Fostering an Understanding of LGBTQ+ Identities
This session is designed to center the intersectionality and fluidity of queer identities as it relates to American society. In this 5 week workshop, the facilitators aim to introduce the audience to key terms while challenging the stereotypes and stigmas that have oppressed a group of people for centuries.
From Malden to Brookline: The Intersections of Class and Race in a Capitalist Society
This session is designed to explore the intersections of class and race and their relationship to America's capitalist society. In this 5 week workshop, the facilitators aim to highlight the profound ways a capitalistic system, one that anchors much of American society, disproportionately affects not just people of color, but people of color and White Americans from lower class backgrounds.
The Absence of All Colors: Systemic Whiteness in the Workplace and Beyond
This session is designed to center the concept of Whiteness as a driving force behind policies, procedures, and the archetype for success in the United State of America. In this 5 week workshop, the facilitators aim to highlight the ways in which Whiteness, as an ideology, serves as not only the foundation for the model American, but also a state of being for which most people strive.
Exclusively Inclusive: The Art of Caucusing
This session is designed to explore the effects of caucus groups. In this 5 week workshop, the facilitators will educate organizations on the importance of caucusing, as well as assist them in establishing caucus groups for their own offices, units,and functional areas.