Mondays, April 12 – May 24, 2021
(seven sessions)


See schedule below


Registration closed 

Bridging the Divide

  • Speak honestly and authentically
  • Share your experiences and really be heard
  • Effectively manage self-doubt and overwhelm to stay present
  • Start creating a more equitable world

Are you desperately longing for ways to bridge the huge racial and ethnic divides in our country? Would you like an opportunity to speak authentically, connect with each other, and really be heard?

Without question, action is needed in order to prevent and address the harm that has been happening for centuries. In parallel, we also need to begin the dialogues that will help black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) and white people see past the misinformation and barriers that white supremacy has erected. 

Roxy Manning is here to ask the questions: What would it take for BIPOC people to speak authentically about their experiences to white people? If we showed up, what would we want white people to hear? And what would it take for white people to show up and be fully receptive to those conversations?

Using NVC and the concepts from social justice work, Roxy will help create the conditions for this conversation to flow in Authentic Dialogues Across Race & Ethnicity.

In two concurrent four-week courses, white and BIPOC people will meet separately for their own explorations. Following these sessions, there will be three 2-hour dialogues between the two groups.

In the BIPOC group, we will explore:

In the White group, we will explore:

The Dialogue
After both groups have completed their explorations, Roxy will facilitate dialogues centered around fully receiving the experiences of BIPOC people and their impact on all of us. From this place of greater understanding, we can explore how we can show up in interdependence, both to support our individual work and identify collective actions we can take towards creating a more equitable world. 

Schedule - Dates & Times:
Part 1: Facilitated group learning space for BIPOC group and White group
April 12, 19, 26, and May 3
BIPOC Group Dialogue - 10:00am – 12:00pm Pacific (California) Time
White Group Dialogue - 1:00 – 3:00pm Pacific (California) Time

Registrations close on April 12, 10:00am Pacific (California) Time

Part 2: A facilitated dialogue between both groups
May 10, 17, and 24
10:00am – 12:00pm


About Roxy Manning

Roxy's life experience as an Afro-Caribbean immigrant combined with her academic training and professional work as a licensed clinical psychologist and CNVC Certified Trainer have cultivated a deep passion in her for work that supports social change, whether that's with individuals, couples, or institutions.

As a facilitator, she's thrilled by the process of holding opposing voices and ushering groups from discord towards values-driven solutions that work for everyone. Her own inner work coupled with her professional experience has grown her capacity to meet people with varying levels of education, disparate life experiences, and the most intense feelings in ways that help them feel heard, respected, supported and loved. She has worked with individuals and groups committed to social justice in Sri Lanka, Japan, The Netherlands, and Thailand. Roxy also consulted with businesses, nonprofits, and academic institutions and government organizations around the U.S., wanting to move towards equitable and diverse hiring practices and workplace cultures.. More...