A little more about us…
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/weekend 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 weekend 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 has informed our reflections and public scholarship. Nonetheless, we kept going.
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 engaged newsletter subscribers. We have no words to express our gratitude. This was only after a month in! So overall and despite the slight shift in the plan…we don’t think we could have hoped for a better launch.
We have since this re-opened our door for enrolment and we are really proud to say as of November 2020, we are 400 strong community. This is beyond our wildest expectations.
Why are you closing doors again?
At present, 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 content 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.
When can I 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 at 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 freely access the bulk of Race Reflections’ archives, news pieces, and webinars. Some training courses/webinars 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 a 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 prioritized. There currently is a significant waiting list.
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.
Are you still delivering training?
Yes, absolutely! We are still delivering disruptive capacity building. And in the future more of our learning and development solutions will be facilitated online so, we are developing a range of cutting-edge e-courses. Please contact us with your requirements and/or consider taking up an organizational membership via our groups and corporate plans (for more details click here).
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 & liberation organizers, thinkers and practitioners, and the go to the enterprise for challenging learning and development solutions when it comes to inequality, injustice, and oppression.
The expertise from Race Reflections and the accessibility of our membership plans are unmatched. Our support packages aim to take your understanding of equality, injustice, and oppression to the next level so social and organizational change become reality. We are flexible, adaptable, and uniquely positioned. 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 queries or want to join the newsletter list.
The Race Reflections Team