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 Theology. 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 Three Phases of the ECCR
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 by-products of “Racial Recognition.”
In this session, you will...
Identify, cope with, and talk about feelings regarding tough racial topics.
Develop an appreciation for social, racial, and economic disparities.
Develop action plans for personal growth regarding race relations.
Overcome limiting relational beliefs.
Reconcile traumatic experiences.
Discard old habits and develop effective 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):
Using the Constitution as a backdrop, “Cultural Intervention” is an active view of society through the lens of “race.” The Constitution is the one thing that affects ALL persons in this country, unequally. From its creation inequality based on race, gender, and class was given a place to thrive as it governed the lives and culture of its people. Our constitution is the social datum point and common denominator for the definition of what it means to be American, but on
many fronts it fails to appropriate what it means to be human.
We find by exposing the painful and sometimes undesirable truth surrounding the constitution, that people become enlightened and empowered to strive for equality, better living, and accountable citizenship, for all persons.
Review historic intentions and learn to project them forward to current-day living.
Review the Preamble, constitution, and amendments while debating their meaning as opposed to their enforcement.
Discover and ignite your citizenship, your 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 an even longer meaning, particularly when used within the context of race relations in the United States. What is reconciliation? Contemporarily, the word reparations has become very popular as part of the discussion of righting the wrongs of United States History. However, without a dissection and definition of what reparations are and are not, we remain torn not only regarding meaning but more importantly the application.
Reparations in any form does not reconcile pain or indifference, but reconciliation is the pathway to just and earnest reparations, no matter the form.
What if we were to strip away any monetary value attached to the word reparations, would you feel any different?
What are reparations without monetary or physical attachment?
Can we assign reparations to spiritual, emotional, and cognitive trauma?
How does time affect the standard and value of reparations?
Cultural Reconciliation is the exercise of understanding reparations and reconciliation, their differences, and realizing the power of their symbiotic relationship.
Our hope is to penetrate our community with the message and tools of empowerment as we press toward 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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