Roots of Justice

Roots of Justice
Racism and oppression go deep. That's why they are so hard to overcome. We have a proven track record for getting to the Roots of Justice.


Roots of Justice offers a variety of workshops, retreats, and other products. We work with sponsoring groups to make sure that your workshop best fits the needs of your organization.

Damascus Road Antiracism ProcessThe Damascus Road Antiracism Process is a process for teams who are working to dismantle racism within their institution or community. While designed for teams, individuals can also attend the primary workshop, the Damascus Road Antiracism Analysis Training. Other workshops in the Damascus Road Process focus on team organizing and educating/communicating.

The Intersectional Analysis Training is a two-and-a-half day workshop designed to help participants understand the complex ways that various oppressions intersect and connect. Through interactive exercises, participants examine how race, gender and class relate to power and identity.

Set FreeSet Free is a retreat for People of Color who want to explore the ways that they have individually and collectively internalized the lies of racism (internalized racist oppression). Participants examine history and the present as a way to expose the myth of racial inferiority and lead toward healing and wholeness.

Fire & Clay
Fire & Clay is a retreat for White People (those who receive racial privilege) who have already participated in a DR Antiracism Analysis Training want to explore the ways that they have individually and collectively internalized the lies of racism (internalized racist superiority).

Introductory or Custom Workshops

If the above standardized workshops and retreats don’t fit the needs of your organization, contact us to describe what you are looking for. We will work with you to determine how we can be a part of your anti-oppression initiative.
“My husband has been coming to the Wild Goose Festival for years. He has been begging me to come, but I didn’t feel like there was anything for me here.I now know this workshop is why I was supposed to be here this year.” – participant in “Mobilizing Across the Intersections” workshop, June 2014
Some examples of shorter workshops our team of facilitators have done in the past are:
  • Power Analysis Training
  • Introduction to Antiracism and White Privilege
  • Organizational Culture Workshop
  • Process-Observer Training (to develop skills as observers/listeners)
  • Introduction to Intersectional Analysis
  • Mobilizing Across the Intersections