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Feb 24 - March 24: Roots Deeper than Whiteness | Online Course with White Awake | Late Registration Open Until March 1 

March 13: Courageous Conversations About Racial Harm and Healing | With Circles for Social Change at The Orinda Library in Orinda, CA 


Examining Whiteness Through Restorative Practices | Workshop at the National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice

Roots Deeper than Whiteness: Countering White Fragility with Deep Resilience | Webinar Series with White Awake

Transforming Whiteness for Racial Justice | Training with Circles for Social Change

Whiteness at Work: Creating Racial Equity in the Workplace | Training with Circles for Social Change


BRINGING A RACIAL JUSTICE CONSCIOUSNESS TO THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE MOVEMENT: A CALL TO WHITE PRACTITIONERS | Book Chapter in Listening to the Movement: Essays on New Growth and New Challenges in Restorative Justice. Wipf & Stock Publishers. Spring 2019.

By Mika Dashman, Kat Culberg, David Dean, Anna Lemler, Mikhail Lyubansky, and Julie Shackford-Bradley

Basketball, Native youth, men’s healing, indigeneity, a European culture of conquest – all of these things come together in David Dean’s personal story. David’s story takes us on a journey that melds study with life experience as he spends five summers on the Crow Reservation in Montana, asks questions about his European heritage and how such a horrific culture of violence and conquest emerged within it, and compares his own experiences healing hyper-masculinity to the type of healing we might need as people of European descent to stop the processes of exploitation our ancestors put in place...

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HEALING MEN AND RESTORING COMMUNITY: A COLLEGIATE PROJECT FOR MEN'S TRANSFORMATION | Article in The Changing Faces of College Men, a publication of the NASPA Men and Masculinities Knowledge Community  

In the fall of 2011, I brought together a group of Dickinson College men to better understand the ways in which social expectations of masculinity were deeply affecting our lives and, more specifically, limiting who we could be. We created a student organization called M.O.R.E. (Men Overcoming Restrictive Expectations) with the mission of creating a campus community in which men could be true not to the binding social expectations that surround them, but instead to the deepest, most central parts of their own consciences. This project was born out of a growing emotion inside of me that reached a tipping-point and soon became an articulated concern and vision that others could identify...

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