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CANOPY: Classes and Events

We offer virtual and in-person workshops and courses to build skillsets, understanding, embodiment, and community. Our interactive, participatory, and practical offerings will leave you with what you need to advance your work or community building. 

3 Tools For White Middle Managers

Join Em Morrison and Beth Schermerhorn as they share three tools to support white middle managers who want to shift power and work towards racial justice in their workplaces. Em and Beth's interactive session will provide you with practical tools to take you from well-intentioned to grounded action. Interested in diving deeper? Check out our 8-week course starting in the Fall below! 

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FREE! 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET; 4:00 - 5:00pm PT


Strategy & skills for white folks to practice anti-racism at work - Fall 2024


This experiential workshop series brings together white people working at nonprofits and social justice-oriented organizations to skill up, learn and share strategies, heal, and rebuild connection. Our goal is to become more trustworthy, strategic, risk-taking, and embodied partners in the work towards racial justice. We will create a practice container with other white people who are ready to make structural changes that move power, decision-making, and compensation towards racial equity and justice.


Starting in late September, this series will be completed over 8 sessions, with a 1-on-1 coaching session offered to each participant who completes the series.

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This Might Be Right For You If:

  • You are a white person working at a nonprofit or a social justice-oriented organization. You are a junior or mid-level staff (not in senior leadership).

  • You have a baseline understanding of what it means to engage in work towards racial justice and want that to be a central part of your work life.

  • You want to practice greater solidarity with BIPOC people at your organization and / or are interested in supporting your organization to become more racially just and equitable.

  • You value connection with other white people to practice accountability, share challenges and successes, and grow.

During Our Time Together We Will...

  • Define a clear set of personal values and commitments to racial justice that you are committed to embodying and practicing at work (and in life!).

  • Share and practice skills to use in workplace organizing, from trauma-informed facilitation tools to working with resistance.

  • Learn multiple lenses for looking at power so that we can embody “power-with” - outside of power-to, power-over, power-against, disengagement, or the drama/trauma triangle.

  • Increase our willingness and capacity to take risks in service of our values and commitments.

  • Build relationships with white people committed to anti-racism that are based in compassion, rigor, feedback, and ongoing practice.

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Cost & Sliding Scale

(credit to Hatch & Bloom for this language)


NOTE: A third of what we collect through this offering will go to Black-led grassroots liberation efforts that Em and Beth are connected to personally. We will share more about these organizations at some point during the series!


We are using a sliding scale to help you to determine how much to pay for this series. This sliding scale is dependent on your access to money and wealth. It is an intentional equity effort. All of our experiences regarding these factors are different and complex. This list of questions aims to help you do some self-assessment to consider what rate to pay:

  • Are you and your family homeowners or landowners?

  • Have you attended private education institutions or do you have an advanced degree?

  • Are your bills or credit cards on autopay?

  • Have you not had difficulty accessing and affording healthcare or health insurance for you or your family members?

  • Do you have zero to no debt and/or do you have disposable income?

  • Do you have a safety net composed of “financially stable” or wealthy family and friends?

  • Do you have U.S. Citizenship?

  • Does your income only support you, and not other loved ones?

  • Have you or do you expect to inherit money or property?

  • Was race, ethnicity, or religious heritage a barrier to your family building wealth in the past 2 generations?

  • Have you (or could you) have attended college and/or graduate school?

Your rate based on your answers to the questions:
If you answered almost all no → Solidarity rate $850
If you answered more yes than no → Full Cost rate $1,250
If you answered almost all yes → Redistribution rate $1,650


We expect participants to attend all sessions. We understand that life happens and so you may miss a session due to an illness or personal emergency. But, before registering, take a look at your calendar and make sure you are available. Better yet, go ahead and block the following dates and times on your calendar so you are already prioritizing this work.


The dates and times for Shifting Power with Purpose are on Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm ET // 4-5:30pm PT for 8 weeks on the following dates: Oct. 2; Oct. 9; Oct. 16; Oct. 23; Oct. 30; Nov. 6; Nov. 11; Nov. 18. 

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