Rise Up for Racial Justice: Storytelling with Resources and Strategies for Your Personal Journey


Do you care a lot about addressing racial justice but aren’t sure where to start?


We get it. Advocacy and justice are probably really important to you (that's why you're here, right?), but it is hard to know where to start. You feel frozen and ineffective.

We bet you want to be highly engaged and you want to get it right, and you're scared that you'll make a wrong move and someone might get hurt.

Don't worry. Sandhya has your back.

Join us for a self-paced course, pre-recorded in Fall 2020 and relevant now more than ever to dismantle white supremacy.


Maybe the course Rise Up for Racial Justice is the right next step for you
Join Sandhya R. Jha, author of Pre-Post-Racial America and racial justice activist with over 20 years of experience, for a six week journey through the history, present and future of racial justice in the United States with a unique focus on your story, your questions and your role in the work of dismantling systems of oppression so that together we can build what Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the Beloved Community.”

Each week covers a new area to help YOU rise up for racial justice in a way that makes sense in your life (hint: if marching in the streets is not the way for you, don't worry -- there are lots of ways you can engage). In each module, discover three concrete, and simple, acts that you can consider for your life so that you don't feel like you have to do everything at once.

Participants may want to engage with Sandhya's book  Pre-Post-Racial America (but it is not required!) If you've already read the book, this course has a ton of information that did not make it in the final copy.

This class is for individuals who want to make an impact and dismantle white supremacy. You may want to get together a few people from your church to journey through the material together. The time is urgent, so don't wait for the "right" time to get started.

Nuts and Bolts You Need to Know!
- Class is pre-recorded and "go at your own pace"
- 6 Modules with about 30 minutes of discussion and several bonus group discussion sessions
- CEU credits available 


What's Included?

Breaking the Cycle

Get equipped so that you can make a difference knowledgeably and confidently

Tell a Different Story

Transform the old story and tell the NEW stories so that you can create justice in the world

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, or Anti-Racism

Narrow down the choices and engage in ONE way that resonates with you to end racism

Wait, What If I Can't March?

Discover the MANY ways to engage in racial justice so that you can get out there and be effective (even if 'out there' is in front of your computer)

Together or Separate?

Discover the ins and outs of when people of color and white people should connect or should provide solidarity for each other

Bringing the Movements Together

Discover how you can apply what you've learned to other important justice movements


A deeper dive into Intersectionality and how to draw your own intersectional maps!

What's Included


6 Sessions + a BONUS Module with Sandhya R. Jha

Module 1: Breaking the cycle: How to carry the past into the present, and how to change the future
In this module, you will discover how to look at major issues today (immigration justice, Indigenous land rights, the criminal justice system) and begin to untangle them by an examination through the lens of history (we’ll make it interesting, we promise), so that you can be equipped to make a difference knowledgeably.

By the end of this module, you will be able to connect national history with what is happening in your neighborhood.

Module 2: Telling a different story: How changing even our personal stories can help us see the world through new eyes
In this module, you will hear some poignant stories about race in the US and compare them with the stories you were raised with. Sandhya will even get a little vulnerable, sharing some of the hard stories from her own family tree.

By the end of this module, you will be able to tell new stories to help you create justice in the world.

Module 3: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism...which one do I invest myself in?
In this module, the dizzying array of choices on how to be a justice warrior will be eliminated! From the many ways you can make a difference, you’ll be able to choose the one that matters the most to you: cultural competence, racial justice, or anti-racism work (and we’ll narrow it down even further).

By the end of this module, you will be able to implement your one way of working for racial justice with pizzazz and effectiveness!

Module 4: Can I have a role if I don’t like to march?
This module will answer the question: what if I don’t -- or can’t -- get out there in the streets right now? Don’t worry, there’s still a place for you. We’ll look at the many different ways people can be engaged in supporting racial justice work -- and even make it fun.

By the end of this module, you’ll know which ways are right for you at this time so that you can get out of the “freeze” mode and into action.

Module 5: People of Color and White folks...how do we connect? Can’t we always connect?
In this module, you’ll discover the ins and outs of when it is important for people of color and white people to come together and when to do our own work separately. Is this tricky? Yep!! But it is also important to recognize community needs.

By the end of this module, you’ll gain comfortability with the needs of individuals and groups so that you can support one another 100% in the movements towards racial justice.

Module 6: Intersectionality: How all the movements come together
In this module, you’ll discover the power of *Intersectionality*. Of COURSE race isn’t the only issue out there. It can be a helpful issue to start with because for many people it’s the most uncomfortable with so much hidden story.

By the end of this module, you will be able to bring the wisdom of what you have learned about race conversations to other justice issues that you care about.