I & II
There are so many ways to think about the work of equity and social justice, how it is shaped and formed, its trajectories and paths, and the methodologies used to achieve it. From mobius strips, to continuums, galaxies, and so on, all of these can be used as ways to explain how this work doesn’t have an end or a beginning, necessarily—that the work is ongoing, building upon itself, related inwards and outwards in a variety of stunning and challenging ways.
UNLRN Series takes a simpler approach to envisioning this work: the tree. In beginning these courses, you’re encouraged to think through how your own individual process in encountering and committing to this learning and UNLRNing can mirror that of a tree’s growth.
With Ro’s guidance, begin at the ROOTS:
delve deeply to do the self-work necessary to locate yourself in the complex web that is systemic oppression, and learn about contexts, terms, and methodologies of praxis along the way. These are not courses that simply contain multiple lectures, at the end of which you shall have learned a list of things enough to regurgitate them when asked. UNLRN Series is about deep learning, sustainable growth, accountability, and UNLRNing the practices and stories that you may have understood the world through prior to this point.
ROOTS begins our work together through these online opportunities. Organized into two parts, ROOTS I & II, each requiring a 15-hour time commitment over 3 weeks, these courses will undergird your future work with UNLRN PRJCT, and out in the world as someone dedicated to creating change wherever you are. They are best enjoyed together, like any good pairing, but please do reach out to Ro if you have questions or concerns about which course to take.
It’s time. Shall we?
**UNLRN PRJCT SLIDING SCALE & FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY**
If you’re here, you’re ready for change, and you’re ready to UNLRN! A key piece of UNLRN PRJCT’s ethos is anti-oppression, and pursuant to this, understanding that within capitalist systems, equity is a difficult thing to grasp onto.
Equity and justice must be chosen every day, and that includes how and where we spend our money.
Those who are marginalized, disenfranchised, and oppressed under our current systems, have dramatically reduced access to resources, money in particular, especially if they possess visibly marginalized identities. However, multiple intersecting identities mean that financial access differs vastly even within marginalized communities. When offering a service, one can make educated assumptions about who might need to utilize the lower end of the scale available, or who might be able to afford the higher end, and indeed be obligated to pay at the higher end, but there are always notable exceptions.
For these reasons, UNLRN PRJCT’s approach to the sliding scale is a bit different than most.
Here, your first act of accountability is placing yourself on the sliding scale, whether you are paying for UNLRN Series courses, or for One-on-One with Ro sessions.
There are no clean and neat identity boxes offered for you to fit yourself into when choosing what to pay for UNLRN Series courses. Nor are there requirements for you to prove financial hardship etc. Instead, please take a deep breath, clear your mental space as best you can, and take a few minutes to reflect on the following questions before choosing an amount within the range :
How I do I understand the relationship between equity and social justice work and money?
How do I understand and what do I think about reparations? If I hold multiple identities that are privileged, and benefit from systemic oppression inadvertently or consciously, do I have an obligation to shift the status quo with my wallet?
What are my priorities in this work, and where does this work fit in to my existing priorities, financial and otherwise?
How do I understand value, and what elements do I consider before assessing and attributing value to and for a good or service? In other words, what makes certain price levels ‘ok’ for me in some realms of my life, but not others?
any of this is unclear for you,
if you’d appreciate some guidance in figuring out the pricing scale,
OR if you are not able to afford the lower limit of the scale and would like to explore other payment options,
Please reach out to Ro at email@example.com!