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transforming dominant culture

For white allies seeking to build confidence and clarity in anti-racism work


Saturday March 26, April 2 and 9, 2022

Transforming Dominant Culture is a live 3-part virtual program for white people who want to engage in racial healing and anti-racism with clarity and resilience.

In order to show up powerfully for social justice and equity, white folks need spaces to learn, grow, heal and process without creating harm or extra labor for people of color.

Doing this work in a courageous and empathetic environment allows us to show up for the greater work of social transformation from a place of increased capacity and true solidarity.

Our approach is threefold

Explore white racial identity and its origins

Identify how our culture perpetuates inequality, exploitation and disconnection

Apply mindfulness-based skills to align our behavior and actions with our values and intentions.


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Course Schedule: Saturday Saturday March 12, 19, 26

9Am-12Pm PST, 12Pm-3Pm EST

Session 1: Demystifying Racial Identity And The Origins Of Whiteness

Session 2: Dominant Culture, How It Affects Us Today, And Tools For Transformation

Session 3: Sage Activism: Taking Inner Transformation Into Outer (Social) Transformation

Please Be Available To Join Us Live For All Three Sessions. (No Recordings Are Provided At This Time.)

There Is 30-60 Mins Of Pre-Work Per Session.

What People Say About TDC

Emily Citrone

Emily Citrone Coaching

Transforming Dominant Culture is an in-depth, interactive program that takes a necessary look at how our current
culture upholds white supremacy. It provides a safe space to explore how these cultural traits often hold us back

Nicole Yang

Global Analyst, Columbia Sportswear

It is a holistic approach to understanding the personal and cultural dynamics that perpetuate racism, as well as the intersections with other oppressions. The process is revealing and gently guides one through the discomfort
to shed light on a path to overcoming the challenges. It is a journey for the self with a historical and
contemporary backbone offering a brighter vision for the future. A unique and rewarding experience!

Ruby Tidwell

I absolutely recommend this course to white folks with a working knowledge of antiracism and white supremacy culture. 

We have inherited a legacy and culture founded in racial inequality.

When we recognize how we've internalized these, we can start interrupting harmful patterns and creating the world we want to live in.


What we offer

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Defuse your fears and triggers so you can show up centered and stable to difficult conversations.
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Channel painful and/or blocking emotions (guilt, shame, self-doubt, fear, anxiety, overwhelm) into clarity, confidence and action.
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Gain skills to connect with people through empathy and curiosity and build common ground
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Take action in ways that are resonant, energizing and sustainable

About Your Facilitators

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Tiana Doht

Tiana has directed her passion for equity and justice through her work in non-profits, sustainable agriculture, education, and finally, as a coach. With a M.A. in Communities, Organizations, and Social Change, she is a certified ICF and CTI coach with training in Positive Intelligence and trauma-informed approaches. She identifies as racially white, of British and German ancestry.

Like many, Tiana was catalyzed by the 2020 murders of George Floyd and many others to dive into learning about structural racism in the United States and get into action to help bring system inequality to an end. She created Transforming Dominant Culture as a blend of her coaching expertise, historical background, and cultural analysis into a powerful and empathetic container for other white-identifying people to discover their most powerful entry points into this work.

Kyle Pearce

Kyle has an English / french background and lives in Vancouver, Canada on the traditional territory of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil Waututh Nations. He operates a consulting firm (think: act consulting) that focuses on improving services and access for marginalized communities and works with community organizations, businesses, and health care system leaders.

Kyle wrote his Masters thesis on the topic of whiteness, back when bell hooks, Toni Morrison and James Baldwin were the few voices calling for white people to explore their own identity. A strong meditation and mindfulness practice and training in coaching, Kyle has worked with Tiana to bring powerful tools to help others who self-identify as white, to deepen our pool of internal resources to help dismantle racism from the inside out.


  • Why is this program held as a white caucus?
    Structural racism and the harm done to people of color is central to the purpose of anti-racism work. We want to honor the de-centering of whiteness in the broader conversation of anti-racism, while providing a space for white people to learn, process and grow their capacity to do the work alongside people of color. In TDC, we focus on white racial identity and the experiences of white people with the acknowledgment that some work is best done in racial affinity groups or caucuses to avoid creating further harm or burden to people of color. This is also why we request that our participants arrive with a basic understanding of structural racism and the harm done to people of color, as we don’t cover these fundamental issues in depth in our program. If you would like to register and are in the early stages of your anti-racist learning journey, let us know and we can provide resources for you to check out before the start of our program.
  • Will recordings of the calls be available?
    This series is designed to be highly interactive and centers the live discussions among participants. We encourage you to attend as many live calls as possible. If you have to miss a call, we will be recording the sessions so you can catch up. Please be aware that we will not be recording the break out group discussions, only segments held in the main room.
  • Why would I choose to work with two white facilitators instead of facilitators of color?
    Both facilitators, Kyle and Tiana, identify as racially white people of European ancestry. We offer this program as a white caucus with the acknowledgment that our experience is influenced by our racial identity, and there are limits to our expertise in that regard. Because we do a deep dive into the history of racial identity and dominant culture through the lens of white-identifying folks, we feel that we are well-positioned to do this work. That said, we absolutely encourage you to work with leaders of color! We hope that everyone will participate in multi-racial groups and support BIPOC-led organizations and actions. The good news is, it’s not an either/or proposition - you can do both! TDC is not the whole pie, but a slice of the work that helps you orient and grow as a white ally, so you are better equipped to show up and contribute as part of multi-racial efforts.
  • Can I register if I identify as mixed-race or multi-ethnic?
    We’d be happy to talk with you about whether this program might be a good fit. Please send us an email. We might be able to offer resources specifically designed for people who identify as mixed or multi-racial. One of our reasons for holding a white caucus is to avoid causing emotional labor or harm to people who don’t identify as white as we process the experiences and perspectives of white-identifying people. Multiracial dialogue is essential - it is simply a different kind of space than what we offer here.
  • What if I don’t have any experience in anti-racism?
    We welcome people with no or minimal experience with anti-racism work. Our request for registrants is that you acknowledge that racism is a problem and are willing to address it. We’ll talk about ways to get involved and contribute during the program!
  • Should I register if I don’t know much about structural racism?
    We invite you to register - and we strongly encourage you to check out some resources before the program start date to get a sense of how structural racism operates and the impact of people of color, as this is an essential context and purpose of this work. While we’re working to liberate all of us from dominant culture and systems that negatively impact us, we acknowledge that the harm done to people of color, both historically and in present-day, is grievous, disproportionate and distinct from how white people experience these systems. We do our work with this in mind, even as we examine the experiences of white people.
  • How does your pricing work?
    Our sliding scale runs from $100 to $400 for a 9-hour series that includes educational resources and practical guides. We ask that you purchase a tier that reflects your financial capacity. If you would like to pay an amount not listed in the tiers, scroll down on the ticketing page and enter it under "Name Your Price." Please note that "Donations" is Eventbrite's terminology and does not entail that your contribution is tax-deductible.
  • Do I have to do the pre-work?
    We have curated a selection of wonderful resources that condense lots of information into manageable bites. Our group discussions are heavily based on the pre-work. To maximize the value of the program, we encourage you to factor in the pre-work time (30-60 mins per session).
  • How does TDC fit into the larger scope of anti-racism work?
    This program provides essential context and re-orientation for white-identifying people related to the issue of racism. Going beyond seeing racism as something that universally benefits white people and harms people of color, we explore how we all fundamentally lose out in racist systems and have a personal stake in creating a more equitable world. To do this, we start with ourselves. We hold the systems we’ve internalized up to the light and begin to understand their influence. This, along with practices of emotional intelligence and regulation, help white people show up more capably, openly and resiliently to anti-racism work in any area of life.
  • What if I want to bring this work to my organization or company?
    We would love to have a conversation with you! Please contact us and we can explore next steps together.
  • I am a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) facilitator and I’m interested in integrating this work into my offerings. How might I do that?
    We collaborate in various ways with DEI leaders and we'd love to have a conversation with you! Please contact us and we can explore next steps together.
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