WELCOME TO RACE REFLECTIONS!
DISRUPTIVE Articles and think pieces. It is Race Reflections’ contents which propelled it a to thought leadership when it comes to understanding and addressing inequality, injustice and oppression. There are over 80 articles on Race Reflections all written by Guilaine Kinouani. Each month, she adds a new piece to the collection.
SUPPORTIVE Memberships. We offer a range of members-only support which includes access to restricted contents, capacity building, workshops and consultations for individuals and, cost effective developmental support for organisations.
CUTTING EDGE Online Learning and development. We launched our own online learning environment: ACADEMY which turns Race Reflections challenging and disruptive contents into actionable and engaging courses, for more information click here.
IMPACTFUL Training and development. Outside of our membership agreements we are able to offer training and consultation to organisations who are aligned with our vision and committed to tackling inequality, injustice and oppression.
MORE ABOUT US…
What is Race Reflections all about?
We are D&I disruptors.
Race Reflections is first and foremost a growing community of thinkers, practitioners and organisers seeking to rethink inequality, injustice and oppression, their impact on our psychological worlds and on the world around us. It is also a bank of deeply challenging articles, think pieces and learning and development resources. Race Reflections started as a blogging platform where Guilaine Kinouani, Race Reflections’ founder and director shared her scholarship, work and reflections drawing from psychological, analytic, sociological and philosophical ideas. After 6 years of success creating freely accessible disruptive and engaging contents, Race Reflections launched as a closed membership site on Saturday 9th May 2020, taking disruption to a new level.
We are D&I disruptors because we believe that much D&I provision entrenches or reproduces structural inequality, fosters dissociation rather than connection and fails to engage with the lived experience. We exist to challenge much taken for granted D&I ‘wisdom’ and to challenge inequality, injustice and oppression interpersonally, structurally and often too, internally.
This is what we do. And we are experts at what we do.
How did the launch go?
The target was to build a community of 100 members before Race Reflections as a membership site, reached her first year. Once more Race Reflections has been supported well beyond what we hoped for and…we can announce that Race Reflections reached well over 100 members in just under a week, most members joined during the anniversary/week-end launch. We were thus ready to close our doors and conclude the first public enrolment period. And we did. Then…
To celebrate the launch of the newsletter and of our anti-racism booklet and, to thank our members and newsletter subscribers, we planned a low key, invite-only subscription event during the final week-end of our launch month. Regrettably our material was subject to serious copyright infringements and to recoup losses occasioned we decided to open doors to the public for 3 days.
This was an impromptu enrolment, on the back of several incidents loaded in misogynoir, which will no doubt inform our reflections within the second newsletter.
Still…in 3 days and without much planning or promotion, we more than doubled our membership count, to over 250 members which is truly, truly incredible. Further, we now have more than 2000 newsletter subscribers. We have no words to express our gratitude. We are only a month in! So overall and despite the slight shift in plan…we don’t think we could have hoped for a better launch.
Why are you closing doors so soon?
At the present time, a ‘closed door’ strategy is right for us. This is because we want to focus on nurturing our small but growing community and continue to deliver high quality contents and learning and development activities. One thing we like to say is we are building a community not an empire! This summarises our ethos and ambition.
Does that mean I cannot become a member?
Joining Race Reflections is only available to the public twice a year. Our launch enrolment period is now over, save occasional members/subscribers-only special introduction/referral invites, no one will be able to join as a member until we are open for enrolment again.
How will I know you’re taking on new members?
If you wish to be placed on the waiting list for the second enrolment period please join the newsletter (ask us firstname.lastname@example.org) you’re then sure not to miss it! You’ll also be kept in the loop about courses and seminars available to the public. Enrolment periods will also be promoted on social media.
How can I continue to access Race Reflections’ contents ?
Only members will now be able to access Race Reflections’ archives, training and consultations. Some training courses/seminars will be available on a one-off purchase basis to non-members. These will not provide you with a membership or access to Race Reflections’ archives and new articles which are member-only restricted contents.
On occasions some articles will be made open access and shared publicly. Course summaries will be freely available.
I don’t want to be member but would like therapy, what do I do?
Please feel free to get in touch and subject to capacity, we may be able to help. Be aware nonetheless that members’ needs and current clients will at all times be prioritised. There currently is a waiting list.
How about training?
Please contact us with your requirements and/or consider taking up an organisational membership via our groups and corporate plans (for more details click here).
When will I be able to join again?
Watch out for the next enrolment period. If you join the newsletter, you will be the first to know.
What does the future hold for Race Reflections?
The ultimate aim for Race Reflections is to become THE nurturing community for committed critical and engaged status-quo disturbing equality, justice & inclusion organisers, thinkers and practitioners. The expertise from Race Reflections and the accessibility of its membership plans are unmatched. Our support packages are aimed to take your understanding of equality and justice to the next level. We are flexible and adaptable. With our members’ support and their feedback, we are certain that we will continue to build something really special.
Join our newsletter to be kept informed about our strategic directions.
Is there anything else?
Aside from saying thank you once more and particularly to members, we don’t think so. But, feel free to get in touch if you have any query or want to join the newsletter list.
The Race Reflections Team