Allyship for Healing the Racial Divide

December 14, 2022
4-6.30 pm Pacific

with Diane Wong and Lane Arye

What is a racial justice ally? In light of our shared goals, values, and vision how can we communicate better and work together more effectively? What stands in our way? What is needed to build stronger alliances between our communities? How do we have more honest communication when there is a lot of pain?

Let’s explore together what it takes to be allies in these challenging times so we can heal our racial divide.

Join us to explore how to build allyship for racial justice
Everyone is welcome

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  • Diane Wong &
    Lane Arye
  • Level: All Welcome
  • Commitment: 2.5 hrs
  • Recording available until March 31, 2023
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Welcome from Diane and Lane

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Discover your own allyship process

What will I learn?

This class is an exploration of allyship to heal our racial divide.


What is allyship? Your path into race allyship.


The inner work and outer work it takes to be an ally. 


To move out of your comfort zone and challenge your fear and shame. To sit in the fire of race and racism, and stay.


Resilience skills to sit in the fire of our racial history. Saying why it’s important for your own liberation to be in this work.

A course offered in partnership with our friends at RJC

The Racial Justice Collaborative (RJC)

RJC is a dynamic Black-led, multi-racial, multi-generational justice organization working to transform the energies of inequality and anti-blackness to advance a just and equitable society that serves all of its people. RJC members are mediators, facilitators, communicators, educators, therapists, and visionaries.

The Racial Justice Collaborative was founded by Diane Wong in the Boston area of Massachusetts, and members hail from all over the US. 

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Using an interdisciplinary approach, RJC members examine all aspects of race education and conflict to hold space so that all voices engage in dialogue with one another. RJC cultivates individual and organizational transformation as they guide participants toward equity and healing.

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Meet the instructorS

Diane Wong

Diane Wong, JD,  Diane holds a JD from Harvard Law School, is a certified mediator, facilitator, and global conflict resolution processor. Born into a Black, Chinese, Mexican, Irish, Native American family, Diane grew up as a member of Cleveland’s Black community and attended a segregated school system. Through her experience of navigating an educational system that sought to undermine her sense of self and history, Diane committed to pursuing racial justice through open dialogue, learning, and healing. 
Diane is Co-Founder and Co-Host of an award-winning multimedia show, Let’s Talk About Race, which invites people to have conversations around race and racism. Diane also founded the Racial Justice Collaborative (RJC), a team of mediators, facilitators, educators, therapists, and visionaries who work with community members to build awareness, create learning opportunities, and facilitate growth through processing racial feelings and beliefs.
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Lane Arye

Lane Arye, PhD is a senior Processwork trainer and a founding faculty member of PWI. Whether teaching, working in private practice, facilitating community and organizational conflicts, or learning & training alongside social justice groups, Lane partners with people to help create more inner and outer freedom and wholeness. 
He co-led a six-year UN funded project in the Balkans that brought together Serbs, Croats, and Muslims after the war to work with ethnic tension, post-war trauma, and build sustainable community. He does a lot of training and inner work around race, whiteness and resilience, and is a member of the Racial Justice Collaborative.  
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Financial Equity
PWI recognizes the global financial disparities that unequally impact people's opportunities to participate. PWI offers equity options whenever possible.
If you wish to attend but are impacted by financial disadvantage, please use the following discount codes to enroll at the rate that is fair for you:
Rate 1 $90 - full fee
Rate 2 $63 - discount code: FinEQ
Rate 3 $36 - discount code: FinEQ3
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Important Participation Information

Privacy & Recordings

Workshops are recorded to provide on demand access and the opportunity to review and study deeply over time.   Please be aware that workshops are recorded (except for break out groups). If you speak or show your camera, you will become part of the limited time recording, available to other enrolled participants via the course site.
 Course site and workshop recordings available until March 31, 2023.


This workshop is a confidential, adult learning environment. Participant privacy and confidentiality is extremely important for everyone's safety and learning. Please ensure that you keep other participant's personal information private and confidential and do not share identifying details beyond the course participant group. 

Experiential Training

This course is a confidential, adult learning environment focused on personal and community transformation. The activities may elicit emotional and psychological stress. If you have experienced psychological difficulties either in the past or present that may impact your participation, please consider carefully if this event is right for you. While all care is taken to support individuals, each person is responsible for their own needs and boundaries. By registering for the Intensive, you agree to take personal responsibility for your experience and to seek out support if you need it. 

English Language

This course is taught in English, with an awareness and sensitivity to the experience of those for whom English may be a second (or third or fourth) language. We welcome a multilingual group and ask for shared awareness of the challenges of using English when it is a second language. Participants should ensure they are comfortable with their own level of understanding of English conversation and instruction.