Leadership Development amongst People Targeted by Racism in North America has focused on three separate key constituencies: Black, Native, and Chicano/a.
Black Community Development Projects were led by Barbara Love, International Liberation Reference Person for People of African Heritage in the Re-evaluation Counseling Communities. The Foundation supports an annual Black Liberation Community Development workshop in the summer. In addition, the Foundation has supported workshops for African Heritage young people and young adults; family workshops for people targeted by racism; dedicated money liberation workshops for African Heritage people, and increased focus and workshops for black men. We also support the Tiers project that provides apprenticeships with Barbara Love for emerging black leaders.
Native American Liberation Projects were led by Marcie Rendon, International Liberation Reference Person for Native Americans in the Re-evaluation Counseling Communities. Key activities included: introductory workshops for Native people, workshops at reservation sites, ongoing support for Native people to participate more actively in family co-counseling work, Native Americans raised-as-white workshops, introducing RC to Native people who are in prison, Native Women and Native Men workshops, Native Teachers and Leaders Workshop, and a project to spread RC to Native Alaskans.
Chicano and Chicana Leadership Development Projects were led by Lorenzo Garcia, International Liberation reference Person for Chicano/as in the Re-evaluation Counseling Communities. Activities included: introductory workshops for Chicano/a people across the United States, ongoing support for Chicana and Latina liberation work, ongoing support for Chicano/a and Latino/a people to more actively participate in family co-counseling work, Chicano/a Leaders Workshop, dedicated money liberation workshop for Chicano/a Leaders, and the initiation of a project to spread RC to Mexican immigrants in California.
The Foundation supported the initiation of the Arab Heritage project to deepen the counseling skills and connections of Arab Heritage counselors in the United States.