African American Wisdom package

Journey into Whiteness and Compassionate Awakening

Broadcast on February 12, 2016
Hosted by Nadirah Adeye
With Bill Blackburn

Bill brings an integral perspective and great heart to issues of racial justice and healing the broken soul of American culture. His exploration of evolutionary consciousness informs his view that healing our racial problems is possible and can catalyze the healing of all.

  • Learn about residual white liberal racism and a path to unlearning it
  • Discover what becoming an ally requires of us, including the need to stay in our hearts while having difficult conversations
  • Encounter an integral view of how Black Lives Matter and the overall racial justice movement are an essential part of the movement toward The Great Turning that includes Occupy/We Are the 99%, the environmental movement, immigration reform and even the Tea Party.
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Bill Blackburn

Writer, trainer, facilitator, mentor, artist, healer, integralist, and contemplative activist

When Bill was 11-years old, he watched on television as Black kids, barely older than he, were vilified and spat upon in Little Rock. It broke him open to being able to see the harsh realities that exist behind the shining chimera of Ozzie & Harriet America. He has worked to manifest the stated yet only aspirational values of our nation and culture ever since. Bill spent six years with The UNtraining: Unlearning White Liberal Racism group, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, deepening his understanding of systemic and enculturated racism and white privilege. He has participated for over fifteen years in having difficult conversations and deep connections at Diversity 2000 retreats. He has worked on issues of peace with justice, global hunger, gay liberation, heart-centered community building, race and class issues, intersectionality, intimacy, circle processes, and communication across difference. Deep in his heart, he holds the truth that Black Lives Matter and that our culture as a whole is broken without that realization. Bill is currently exploring the ways evolutionary consciousness can bring about The Great Turning, offering cultural competency trainings for healthcare providers in caring for lgbtqi patient and hoping to publish a fable of transformation soon!