Cohort 4 Starts: October 24, 2021 (Fall Edition )

Black School for White People: The Ally Intensive

The Ally Intensive is more than a history lesson on the roots of racism and its systemic pervasiveness in our modern world. It’s a practical, hands-on, experiential immersion that challenges your thinking, shifts your perspectives, invites curious conversations, and ignites you to take real-world action. 


Enroll Now

$1500

In 2020, you took some

important steps.

You attended rallies. Took a stand for what you believe in. Supported Black Lives Matter. And yet, it doesn’t feel like enough. 


On a deep level, you know there’s more work to be done. That words are not enough, but you don’t yet fully understand what you can do to make a meaningful difference. 


You feel called to take action so you can be a better human, more importantly, a better white human. And most urgently, a better ally for Black people. 


You recognize it’s time to move beyond well-intentioned activism into measurable global action that positively impacts your sphere of influence. (Yes, we all have influence and it’s time to use it!)

It’s also time…

To continue un-learning and re-learning. 


To keep shining a spotlight on the darkness of systemic racism and mere promises of progress. 


To find power in collaboration as you and your fellow allies co-create a collective contribution. 


To take action on designing and implementing impactful, intentional change where you can. 


Our work is just beginning. Are you ready? 

Black School For White People

The 7-Week Intensive Begins October 24, 2021


SHAME-FREE, JUDGMENT-FREE,

WHITE-GUILT-FREE

Enrollment is open. Let’s get to work!


Meet Your Facilitator

Hi, I'm Ms.Queenie Founder of the School For Brilliant Thinkers, LLC, and co-author of a chapter in the book Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues: Bridging Differences, Catalyzing Change. For over 20 years, I’ve been training young Black men and women in the art of thinking brilliantly while also developing strong self-identities. My signature program Black School is a leading 6-month training for students ages 9-19 to think brilliantly about being Black in America. I’m also the go-to educational consultant for A-List celebrity parents and Hollywood creatives who call on me to help mentor their children to become brilliant thinkers. 

While I originally created Black School to help Black youth develop a positive ethnic identity, 2020 marked the year I could no longer deny that I also needed to enlist the support of non-Black allies.

After George Floyd was senselessly murdered, my Black School students and I realized that the only real way to change racism in this country was to train non-Black allies to go beyond conversation and frustration to take empowered action. Our goal? To meaningfully shift the Black experience in America so that Black folks can live and breathe unafraid of being denied access to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In the summer of 2020, Black School For White People trained over 1,400 allies across five continents in just 30 days.

Be Our Ally: Join Today!

The Big Vision  

I have the vision to train an additional 500 non-Black allies like you who are leaders in their industry and ready to create real change in their sphere of influence that positively impacts the Black experience in America.

Who is this for?

From the C-suite to film and TV sets to kitchens, corporate offices, and entrepreneurial communities, it’s time to find your voice, define your impact, and take action. 

Our methodology?

The Ally Intensive brings together the top mind-growing educational methodologies and activism modalities into one cohesive, comprehensive, and collaborative program that encompasses: 

{OUR FRAMEWORK}

Creative Justice Work

Design Thinking

A non-linear, iterative process that activates empathy, challenges assumptions, redefines problems and creates innovative solutions you can prototype and test in the real world

Humanistic Learning

An empowered, self-directed approach to learning and unlearning that generates innate curiosity and stokes your genuine desire to grow your mind.

Emergent Strategy

Rather than steel ourselves against change, Emergent Strategy invites you to feel, map, assess, and learn from the swirling patterns around you in order to better understand and influence them as they happen.

Futuristic Thinking

Thinking about the future allows us to imagine what kind of future we want to live in and how we can get there by turning ideas into action.

The Invitation:

The Ally Intensive invites you to step up and into the inclusive leadership you’re ready for so that you can create meaningful and measurable change in your sphere of influence and beyond. It trains you to go beyond your beliefs about race and racism to actually and impactfully elevate your brilliant thinking as you become more deliberate in your allyship work. 


Testimonials: Hear from Ally Alums

Surprise Learning Experiences w/Amazing Guest Instructors

Experience #1

Experience #2

Experience #3

The Contribution Project

7-Weeks of Transformation The Work of Anti-Racism & Anti-Blackness

The Ally Intensive invites you to step up and into the inclusive leadership you’re ready for so that you can create meaningful and measurable change in your sphere of influence and beyond. It trains you to go beyond your beliefs about race and racism to actually and impactfully elevate your brilliant thinking as you become more deliberate in your allyship work. 

This is a seven-week group training program delivered virtually and on Zoom.

Here’s a sneak peek at the first few weeks of what our curriculum encompasses: 

7-Weeks of Transformation The Work of Anti-Blackness

The Ally Intensive invites you to step up and into the inclusive leadership you’re ready for so that you can create meaningful and measurable change in your sphere of influence and beyond. It trains you to go beyond your beliefs about race and racism to actually and impactfully elevate your brilliant thinking as you become more deliberate in your allyship work. 

This is an eight-week group training program delivered virtually and on Zoom.

Here’s a sneak peek at the first few weeks of what our curriculum encompasses: 

01

Welcome & Onboarding

This first week we will set the groundwork for what we are doing.

02

The Deep Transformation of America & The Role You Play

This area is about the grand possibility of creating a new world and building a new cultural ethic of equity. Embedded in this REVOLUTION is a commitment of LOVE. This is hard for most people. This isn't to scare you but it is to position the nature of this work squarely.

03

Examining: Whiteness to Undo the Habit of Being Racist (No White Tears)

Activating your commitment to change and establishing deeply personal relationships with Black folks is imperative. We need allies who understand this work isn't about judging your value but rather training you to expand your awareness of the contribution you make to the world to create structural change.  

04

The Science of Racism & Why It Matters

Getting into the "WORK." That means you'll go deep into your own understanding of racism and look at the six personal dimensions of anti-racist work that you must undo to lead this change. This is all about undoing the politics of dominance. This is all about answering some of your most pressing questions and exploring concepts of POWER, BIOLOGY, and SURVIVAL.

05

The Black Tax: How It Works? Now What?

You completely gut yourself of any misconceptions of privilege and workshop with your cohort next steps for shifting the system on its head. (This is where you really begin your ALLY work). You'll be able to identify the wide range of emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, and physically toxic ways that racism creates trauma within Black bodies. This is the silent matrix that Black folks confront every day at work, in business, and in the world.

06

Designing Your Contribution Project

Your contribution project is an opportunity to share what you have learned. How do you activate your allyship?

07

Demonstration of Understanding: Allyship in Action

This is the real anti-racist work. You can't do this by simply reading about racism. You have to get in the game. You will present your "project/contribution." This is an action-based model. You will demonstrate how the information has informed your action.

To Change the World You Must Change Yourself

The Ally Intensive brings together the top mind-growing educational methodologies and activism modalities into one cohesive, comprehensive, and collaborative program.

Join

Learn

Recognizing racism in all of its forms takes a conscious effort on your part. Identify how racism works and serves as a tool of oppression for Black people.

Unlearn

Unlearning perceptions, ideas, and biases that have been passed down or adopted from the media take work. But, you're ready to do it.

Transform

Relearn anti-racists ways of showing up in the world as an ally to support Black people in the dismantling of racist policies and procedures.

This is a Call to Re-Imagine Our World

"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." Albert Einstein

Transformational Thinking

That's right. You will develop civil-rights thinking skills

Be a Local-Global Leader

Global change starts at the local level. You will rise as a local community leader & impact the globe.

floorplan

Re-Imagining America

It's your dream to create a new world where equity exists. We're here to help you make it happen. No egos included.

ribbon

Participatory Greatness

Your genius is needed to shift the energy and grid of humanity.The world needs you.

Payment Options

We want to honor you and give you two options to easily enroll in the program. The investment below will be good until 10/21. Regular price $2500.

Full Pay

This is perfect for the ally who wants to make one payment and get it out the way.

$1500 (one payment)

Sign me up

Three-Pay

At times it is easier for you to make one payment today and another payment in 21 days. This payment option is perfect for you. We are excited about you joining us. The extra $25 covers admin costs.

$525 today (plus 2 more recurring payments)

What Are the Benefits?

Engage the Power Structure

  • Use Transformational Thinking -That's right. You will develop civil-rights thinking skills. 
  • Embody Local-Global Leadership-Global change starts at the local level. You will rise as a local community leader & impact the globe. 
  • Re-Imagine America-It's your dream to create a new world where equity exists. We're here to help you make it happen. No egos included.
  • Create Real-World Activism Through Contribution-This isn’t just about thoughtful discussion or big sky thinking. Together, you and your fellow allies are going to become more active in how you create a meaningful and measurable difference in the world.
Register for the Ally Intensive
$1500

Become a Better Human

This work is for those who are ready to do the real work of creating impactful change in your sphere of influence. From educators who want to expand how they teach to be more inclusive of the Black experience to entertainers and creatives who want to more accurately reflect Black characters, Black lives and include more Black talent in your projects and within your teams to marketers and content creators who want to be more inclusive in how your work speaks to and empowers Black people. 


Develop Skill for Social Action

This is for allies who are ready and willing to do the work to create impactful change in your sphere of influence by activating how you show up in the world.



Connect the Dots

The Ally Intensive will help you connect the dots in your thinking, your life, and in your real-world ally-ship so you can:

  • Build your confidence to do something about racism 
  • Take an honest look at your blind spots and biases so that you know how to take action as an ally
  • Gain a sense of community with like-minded people who want to do this work
  • Be able to speak about race in ways you don't get from your current relationships
  • Learn how to talk about racism with friends and family without getting defensive or feel like you’re alienating or losing people you care about
  • Understand stereotypes and how RACISM plays out
  • Gain more awareness of what needs to be done

FAQs

When does the Intensive Start?

This round will begin Sunday, October 24, 2021. The class will meet based on a time that works for all attendees in the cohort. Once the cohort is compiled we will create a doodle to schedule our meetings to accommodate the class. If you miss a class, the recording will be available.

Who is The Ally Intensive for?

Brilliant thinkers, conscious collaborators, and intentional influencers who possess a deep desire to build a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive future. 

Can I enroll if I didn't attend all of the ally classes?

Yes. This process is for you if you're called to a commitment for action.

Do you give out scholarships?

We give up to two full scholarships per cohort. If you need to make a payment arrangement outside of the ones listed email Hello@BlackSchoolForWhitePeople.com to see if we can accommodate your request. What we look for in our participants is a willingness to take action.

How do I sign up for the intensive?

We're thrilled you're interested in enrolling in the intensive. Once you pay you will be redirected to the form to get your next steps. Sign up here.

Is my seat refundable?

This is a non-refundable program. You can however transfer your seat to another attendee. The emotional labor that goes into a program like this is beyond compensation. Your investment is a reflection of your commitment.

What's different about this program?

This program is not rooted in INFORMATION. You can GOOGLE and read for that. You don't have to join an intensive for that. This is a commitment to personal transformation. This is about undoing and unlearning personal habits of mind. The only way to break a habit of being yourself is through a deliberate and intentional process of change. This ally intensive is the container for creative structural change. We are reimagining a new world (new America).

Sometimes change comes not in the first round, but at the second, third or fourth. Change starts with one person questioning, challenging, speaking up, and doing something to make a difference. We can each make a difference...because each of us is already part of the community where racism exists & thrives.

"Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up." 

-James Belasco and Ralph Stayer

Join Now