Our mission at CDE is to “harness the power of racial & ethnic diversity to transform the U.S. environmental movement by developing leaders, catalyzing change within institutions, and building alliances.” We understand we can’t get there without addressing the reality of the toll racialized trauma is taking on Black, Indigenous or People of Color communities. With that understanding and lived experience, we are honored to open our most recent “Inner Work” course designed specifically to address racialized trauma impacting Indigenous, Black, and People of Color.

Indigenous, Black, and People of Color community members have expressed the desire for support in self-care and the difficulty finding IBPOC specific spaces for that work. CDE is committed to supporting IBPOC communities and is offering the Inner Work course at no cost to those who participate.

Participants will…

  • Examine parallels and connections between inner and community healing work and our collective efforts to affect positive social and cultural change for a sustainable future and a healed planet.
    gain an understanding of racialized trauma and begin to explore how this trauma has impacted health and well-being.
  • Gain practices and strategies that focus on the role of the mind, body, and spirit in the healing processes to reduce stress, boost mental clarity and improve overall well-being.
  • Individually and collectively, be guided down a path toward increased empathy, compassion, and interconnection towards themselves, their communities, and the larger community.
  • Co-create a safer, supportive space and develop a network that will help Black, Indigenous or People of Color thrive and remain engaged in the environmental, conservation and climate justice movements.

We are committed to continuing the Inner Work course and are currently in the planning phase for additional cohorts in 2023 – 2024. If you are interested in participating in an upcoming course, we invite you to complete this short survey and application.