DOUBBLE CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Doubble Consciousness in the 21st Century deserves a doubble ‘BB’. The fabric of W.E.B. Du Bois’ concept is the same, however, it is “quality, not quantity” that truly has quantified systemically with age. This chameleon type identity; often changing behaviors, beliefs, even social norms, adapting to two social identities in order to get along, fit in, adapt…to please. Yes, resistance is futile, because Mr. Assimilator is never pleased. Taken in and absorbed, over hundreds of years metamorphosizing into the likeness of ‘those that rocked the cradle’, challenged with a strange alliance with one’s captors. A sort of Stockholm Syndrome. It cost this people their true consciousness. Altered like a rock under heat and pressure, under trauma, intergenerational trauma, multi-generational trauma, vicarious trauma, and dehumanization. This people evolved with a semblance of true self, a semblance of their true consciousness and that of the Assimilators. Two streams of thought, two social identities……
About the Webinar Series
Doubble Consciousness Fundamentals
Double Consciousness refers to, two streams of thought and two social identities. Referring to those that were assimilated upon trauma; brown and black people reconciling, with their twoness. Sandra brings this concept to the 21st Century with 2b’s … no it’s not a spelling error ..lol! We take a look at Dr. Joy DeJruy’s work, Dr. Kenneth Hardy, Tommy Curry’s work, and some great psychologists, therapists, and social scientists. The Dichotomy and Duality of the two nations is thoroughly unpacked. Having brown & black people, white people, a number of groups present. There is literally a transformation of hearts as we travel through a ‘time warp’ from the present to the past and back home again.
Doubble Consciousness Advanced
After completion of Doubble Consciousness Fundamentals, the Advanced offers deeper content. It deals with the black family looking through more of an anti-oppressive lens at our black men and women. We unpack the Suffrage Movement and how it affected women of Colour and exactly what influence the women’s movement had to do with black women and their positioning in the family unit. We take a look at Historian Educator Carol Anderson’s work, along with one of the leading voices on racial justice, speaker, educator, and author, Catrice Jackson and her work ‘Weapons of Whiteness.
Doubble Consciousness Meets The Faith
It is a pre-requisite to complete the Fundamentals and Advanced Webinars before attending Doubble Consciousness Meets The Faith.
All potential participants are required to go through an informal screening process.