R.I.S.E.

A Courage Course for People of the Global Majority (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), Created for the Trauma-Informed Oregon Community

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Our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) team at Courage of Care created this course to support BIPOC folks during these times.

BIPOC folks are people of the global majority. Though we are often made to feel as if we are the "minority", we make up the world's largest population. We believe it's important to continue to name and claim this truth.

We are a central part of a vast interdependent web, like mycelium (the root system of all fungi and mushrooms, which makes up the most common plant matter in the world. Without mycelium, the ecosystem would not survive, and without its deep resilience the entire planet could not sustain.

"This mycelial network cannot exist without trust. The mycelium communication highway recognizes and believes in the collective ability to channel and receive nutrients where needed, protect against parasites, and expand roots into necessary sites of growth. The network process also fosters intergenerational relationships that welcome the myriad of ancient wisdom and connections that reside in older trees to benefit younger trees. These mushrooms affirm a commitment to building relationships of trust that encourage all life to bloom. One that I aspire to embody more and more in my organizing practice.” --Adaku Utah

At Courage, we recognize that the BIPOC community is the network that encourages life to keep blooming, and continues to teach us about resilience and trust. All beings stand to learn from our wisdom and brilliance.

This course is designed to support people of the global majority to understand and heal from the disproportionate effects of oppression and marginalization. The course is designed to offer us a place to mourn and grieve, and also to honor and celebrate the richness and complexity of our being.

We are thrilled for you to join us and look forward to building beloved community with you in this course and beyond.


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Team Courage
Team Courage

Our core courses are designed and produced by our multi-generational, multi-racial, multi-faith and multi-disciplinary team of caring and committed facilitators with years of experience in education, health care, social work, contemplative studies, community organizing and activism.

Learn more about our Courage family here: http://courageofcare.org/team-courage/


Course Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
This course is freely available to the Trauma-Informed Oregon (TIO) Community for the duration of 2021.

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