Creative Subtitle Saying "Education to End Racism"
BLAAC is pleased to present its anti-racist reflective education program, "Euro-Centric Cultural Reflectionism (ECCR).
This course was created to go beyond what is acceptable in the pursuit of equity, equality, diversity, and inclusionary practices. ECCR provides a different view of racism and supremacy that allows for "Racial Recognition" among all participants. ECCR is a provocative study of self-awareness and cultural practices that challenges individual beliefs and embedded ideologies regarding racial identity, racial perceptions, and race relations.
Taught by Dirrick Williams,
Founder & Director of BLAAC
Dirrick has a 25 year career in business leadership with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ministry Development. Dirrick carries a certificate of Teaching & Communication and is a licensed and ordained minister, and Certified Life Coach. He has also authored two books - “Principle Living,” 2010, and “Don’t Be Just Another Brick in the Wall,” 2019.
The Current Three Phases of the ECCR Program
ECCR is “not” DEI, it is much more. ECCR rests upon the principle of Racial Recognition. DEI as a lifestyle, diverse relational acceptance, equitable belief system, and deliberate inclusionary practices are biproducts of “Racial Recognition.”
Identify, cope with, and talk about feelings regarding tough racial topics (with people who do not look like you).
Develop an appreciation for social, racial, and economic disparities.
Develop action plans for personal growth regarding race relations.
Discover the rule of “Perpetual Circumstance.”
In this class you will:
Overcome limiting relational beliefs.
Reconcile traumatic experiences
Rid of habits and develop conscience behaviors
Recognize and develop paths for personal growth.
ECCR is the only “Cultural Boot-Camp” of its kind offering sustainable personal transformation as an effective tool in the fight to eradicate racism.
Join us and experience amazing growth through “Racial Recognition.”
CULTURAL INTERVENTION (COMING FALL 2022):
“Cultural Intervention” is an active view of society reflected upon the constitution, while looking at the constitution through the lens of “race.” The constitution is the one thing that effects ALL persons in this country, unequally. From its creation inequality based on race, gender, and class were given place to thrive as it governed the lives of its people. Our constitution is the social datum point and common denominator for definition of what it means to be American, but on
many fronts, it fails to appropriate and exercise what it means to be human.
This is a class on Race Relations as viewed through the eyes of our constitution. We find by exposing the painful and sometimes very ugly truth surrounding the constitution that people become enlightened and are empowered to strive for equality, better living, and accountable citizenship, for all persons. Looking at the constitution through the lens of “race,” what will we find?
Review historic intentions and learn to projection them forward to current day living.
Review the Preamble, constitution, and amendments while debating their meaning as opposed to the application and enforcement.
Discover and ignite your citizenship, its rights and responsibilities, and the equal citizenship of others.
Cultural Intervention examines our past, rebuilds our foundation, and unifies our intentions, as a people.
CULTURAL RECONCILIATION (SPRING 2023):
Reconciliation is a long word with even longer meaning, particularly when used within context of race relations in the United States. What is reconciliation? Contemporarily, reparations has become a popular word in the discussion of righting the wrongs of United States History. However, without dissection of what reparations are, we seem torn not only regarding its meaning, but more importantly the application.
What if we were to strip away any monetary value attached to the word reparations then assess its meaning. Would reparations be anything different? How do we equitably administer, evaluate, and verify reconciliation? In our culture, is there reconciliation without reparations?
It is time, as citizens of this nation, to address the difficult conversation of “Cultural Reconciliation.”
What are reparations without monetary or physical attachment?
Can we assign reparations to spiritual, emotional, and cognitive trauma?
How does time effect the standard and value of reparations?
What if change in policy, not money, was the remedy for injustices and disenfranchisement?
What if embracing listening, empathy, and compassion were the answer sorts of pain?
What if fifty million dollars were fit for one person’s misery, but addressed only one of many points of pain?
Reparations in any form does not reconcile pain or indifference, but reconciliation is the pathway to just and earnest reparations, no matter the form. Cultural Reconciliation is the exercise of applying reparations and reconciliation, simultaneously. Cultural Reconciliation is the study of reparations and reconciliation, their differences, and realizing the power of their symbiotic
Our hope is to penetrate our community with the message and tools of empowerment as we press towards the eradication of racism. Euro-Centric Cultural Reflectionism is just one of those tools.
I know that your desire to genuinely contribute to the anti-racist movement is sincere and that you aren't sure how to take that feeling into action with confidence that you will be doing more good than harm. If you are ready for genuine personal growth, I want you to take this course.
- Monterey, CA
I have been jarred to the core by what I have learned in regards to race relations in America. It was a huge wake up call to realize the extent of racism in the world. This class has affected my
- Marina, CA
It has helped me develop a stronger vocabulary with which I can more confidently analyze and discuss issues in the world, specifically those involving race. I've gained a deeper understanding of the entrenched systems that perpetuate racial inequality and my participation in them.
- Los Angeles, CA
This program has challenged me to explore my own perceptions and emotional terrain, and to witness others do the same, with Dirrick’s masterful guidance into a safe space and open dialog around uncomfortable and taboo topics.
- Pacific Grove, CA
Past Student Testimonials
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