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ANTI-RACISM TRAINING

Anti-Racism Training

OUR MISSION

Project Say Something and Mindful Interference are Alabama-based non-profits that demand equity and justice for ALL Black people. Our goal is to promote racial justice and create spaces that centre Black activism. We challenge political institutions to denounce anti-black racism by advocating for policy that removes shrines to white supremacy and reduces harm to marginalized people, and strengthening cross-racial coalitions, and empowering our communities to stand in solidarity.

Camille Bennett is the Founder/ Executive Director of Project Say Something an Alabama-based nonprofit with a mission to confront racial injustice and misogynoir through Black history by using communication, political education, and community empowerment to reconcile the past with the present.

Jilisa is the creator of Mindful Interference, a consulting agency that assists individuals, organizations, community groups, and other stakeholders in engineering relational strategies that transform, repair, enhance, or restore social dynamics between people, institutions, and organizations. Problems that arise in society are often related to human and conceptual relationships. Mindful Interference uses multi- faceted approaches including social justice advocacy, sociology, critical theory, legal studies, and directly impacted experience to create customized approaches to restructuring the world into a more just society. The organization creates trainings and interventions in a manner consistent with the motto “People and issues don’t fit in boxes, and neither do strategies used to respond to them”.

Together, Camille and Jilisa have a mission to provide anti-racism training focused on the cultures, behaviors, legacies, and controlling images that perpetuate systemic racism.ating intentional transformative change in our society.

THE IMPORTANCE OF ANTI-RACISM TRAINING

Our country was financially and culturally built on anti-Black racism. The legacy of anti-Black racism continues to shape our culture. Anti-racism training helps participants process the root causes of this country’s racism and inequities. The only way to work towards an equitable future is to understand the nuances of anti-racism. It is important for all people to understand critical race theory, the nuances of anti-racism, and intersectionality.

Training Topics
  • Microaggressions

  • Tokenism

  • Colorism

  • Respectability Politics

  • White Fragility

  • White Saviorism

  • White Privilege

  • White Solidarity

  • Spiritual Bypassing

  • Anti racist policy advocacy

  • Navigating whiteness in political spaces

Project Cost
  • Contact: Camille Bennett, (256) 415-0104

  • Zoom training

  • PowerPoint Presentations

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About

CAMILLE BENNETT

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, her global perspective stems from living on the  island of St.Maarten. Camille is the Founder and Executive Director of Project Say Something, a nonprofit organization with a mission to confront anti-Black systems and ideologies, promote reproductive justice, and fight against patriarchal violence using education, community empowerment and advocacy.  After the State of AL passed a bill targeting her and the organization, Bennett founded Project Say Something Direct Action, a c4 organization that focuses on the eradication of anti-Black policies in AL and co-founded Alabama Moves a statewide coalition created to stop Anti-riot legislation and protect protestors on the frontlines of Black liberation.

A 32-year resident of Alabama, Camille and her husband Taurus are  Founders and Directors of Focus-Scope Child Enrichment Centers. The centers focus on holistic child development o Black and brown children. Camille has also been the Chief facilitator of Living Spirit: Center for Spiritual Oneness since 2012. Her centers focus on reproductive justice, empowering marginalized communities, and cultural competency. Project Say Something, initially a local grassroots effort, mobilized regionally and nationally through coalition building, sustained protests, and advocacy for the political power and humanization of Black Alabamians.

Earning a National Championship in public speaking from The University of Alabama in 1999, Camille continues to lift her voice empowering local, national and international communities to advocate for racial justice. Camille is the wife of Taurus Bennett and mother of Christian (21), Morgan (17).
 

She works with diverse spiritual communities throughout North Alabama including but not limited to: Bahá’ís, Buddhists , Hindus,Unitarians and practitioners of African Spirituality. Camille Bennett is currently in partnership with the North Alabama Bahá’í community as they create and sustain community gardens in marginalized communities. Through this partnership Camille and the Bahá’í community execute community advocacy for racial equity. Project Say Something, initially a local grassroots effort, mobilized regionally and nationally through coalition building, sustained protests, and advocacy for the political power and humanization of Black Alabamians.

Journey

1999

National Championship in public speaking while on The University of Alabama Forensics Team in 1999. 

2012

Chief facilitator of Living Spirit Center for Spiritual Oneness since 2012

2014

Camille Bennett founded Project Say Something(PSS) in December 2014, a nonprofit organization with a mission to confront white supremacy and misogynoir through black history using direct action, community empowerment, education and civic engagement to reconcile the past with the present.

Camille Bennett founded Project Say Something(PSS) in December 2014, a nonprofit organization with a mission to confront white supremacy and misogynoir through black history using direct action, community empowerment, education and civic engagement to reconcile the past with the present.

2015

In 2015, Camille Bennett became the Director/Co-owner of Focus-Scope Child Enrichment Centers, centers focused on holistic child development and minority at risk children. 

2020

In 2020, Project Say Something formed the Alabama Childcare Coalition with a mission to advocate for equitable policies for Black women and children. 

It work in partnership with the LGBTQIA community to advocate for social change.

PSS spearheaded other regional and national coalitions including: The Monument Abolition Coalition, Liberating Spaces, and The Ride Revived.

PSS is on the frontlines of voter education, helping to increase voter turnout by exposing white supremacy within political systems. 

In 2020, PSS was a catalyst for change in Florence, Alabama as they grabbed the attention of the Alabama Democratic Party and collaborated to unseat Mayor Steve Holt by exposing his racial insensitivity and bias.

PSS most prominent role in Alabama has been within the advocacy for the removal of Confederate monuments, receiving national and international attention for their efforts.

 

Alabama Moves  actively campaigned to educate Alabamians on how Treadaway's bill disproportionately impacted and criminalized Black protestors, and advocate within the January 2021 and 2022 Alabama legislative sessions. The Alabama Moves’ efforts were successful, Treadaway’s bill was defeated 2 years in a row.

In 2020 PSS created Alabama CARE (Childcare Centers Advocating for Resources and Equity) to reform the childcare policies that disproportionately impact Black women across our state.

 In October of 2022, as a response to the overturn of Roe vs. Wade,  PSS launched "Our Bodies Our Business."

On April 12, 2023 AL Moves and PSS held a protest and press conference confronting anti-CRT bill HB7

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