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The world needs more allies.

Following the murder of George Floyd and subsequent worldwide protests, the U.S. witnessed an influx of commitments to anti-racism. However, we have only scratched the surface when making the kind of change we all want to see regarding justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI).

Many are asking...

"What's next?"


"What can 'I' do to dismantle systemic racism?"

"What does it mean to be committed to anti-racism?"

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Foundations of Anti-Racism

A cohort-based intensive program designed to deepen your understanding of race and racism so you can grow from bystander to change-maker. 

Starts Jan. 2022 / Cost $750.00

About the program:

We've leveraged 20 years of experience guiding individuals on their journey towards equity and inclusion to design a cohort-based intensive program to deepen your understanding of race and racism, and its complex history.


Foundations of Anti-Racism combines online learning with four (4) live Zoom sessions to support you on your personal and emotional journey towards racial healing.

Five critical steps on your journey

Jan. 18, 2022

6pm-8:30pm CST

Exploring racial identity: Yours and Others

Feb. 1, 2022

6pm-8:30pm CST

Race and Resilience

Feb. 15, 2022

6pm-8:30pm CST

How to Really be a Racial Ally

Mar. 1, 2022

6pm-8:30pm CST

This program is designed to build upon itself throughout the 3 months, and the full-cohort live Zoom calls are an integral part of this process. Please make sure you are able to attend all of the Zoom sessions prior to registration.

Racism impacts us all 

About the program
This series is perfect for you if:

You’re a working professional hoping to gain knowledge, skills, and practical techniques to increase your cultural competency.

   You have a personal commitment to anti-racism and you’re looking for a program to guide you on this journey.

   You want to be part of a cohort committed to lasting systemic change.

What you'll get:

The program combines an online learning platform, peer-to-peer working groups, networking opportunities, and live Zoom sessions to support your personal and emotional journey to becoming an ally.

Fun & Interactive Learning

Four (4) live Zoom sessions designed to deepen your understanding of race, racism, and internalized bias. 

Networking Opportunities

Peer-to-peer work groups and networking opportunities with Diversity Champions across various fields and backgrounds

Robust Online Platform

Access to an online platform filled with experiential exercises, worksheets, and more to guide you through the program

Future Discounts

One year of access to all course materials and a 10% discount to future Stanton Adams and The Diversity Institute courses

Recommended Resources

A curated and customized list of educational materials, including case studies, interviews, and inspirational stories

Certificate of Completion

A certificate of completion to fill gaps in your resume and help in the advancement of your career

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Meet your facilitator

Malissa Adams

Co-founder & Executive Director

Hi! I'm Malissa Adams, a racial equity expert with a passion for coaching leaders. With over 10 years of experience in racial equity education, I understand the need to support the champions among us most committed to change. I designed Foundations of Anti-Racism with this in mind, and I will be walking alongside you every step of the way.

Hear from past participants

"The Foundations of Anti-Racism series was the best! I'm really grateful that I had the opportunity to be a part of it and loved each session. Lots of learning and takeaways! Thank you so much!"


Angie P.

Enroll today!

Starts Jan. 2022. Space is limited.
Cost: $750.00


Please make sure you can attend all of the Zoom sessions before registration.

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