Anti-Racist Course Catalog

Presented by OutLoud

With Instructors Ira X Armstrong and Cara Kelsey

Our Courses Are For:


People who are dedicated to anti-racism.

Peace Out Loud is for obliterating all forms of oppression. Our courses are not for those who are queerphobic, transphobic, homophobic, fatphobic, abelist, unless you are here because you are seeking to unpack and undo those forms of oppression. We do not believe that one form of oppression can be undone while oppressing other groups. We are for complex and nuanced conversations around challenging and often emotionally charged areas of life. You are responsible for taking care of yourself as you engage in this work and in these group dynamics and discussions. 

 

Anti-Racist Queer and Trans Non-Monogamy Course


In this class we will explore our own ancestry as queer and trans folks, learn how to identify and communicate needs and boundaries, and learn how to navigate both simple and complex relationship agreements.

 

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Anti-Racism 101 Course: From Allies to Accomplices


Is for white folks and Non-Black POC who want practices to unlearn the myth of white supremacy for themselves, and want to learn to build a life and way of being in the world that is predicated upon a joy-filled anti-racism practice.

 

 

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Anti-Racist Parenting 101 Course


There is no perfect roadmap to being a parent, especially not an anti-racist parent in a society that was built on slave capitalism, colonialism, and rape patriarchy. In order to do so, we have to consciously create systems and practices in our homes together. 

 

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Anti-Racism 101 Course: For Black Folks Only


This class is for black folks who want to build our ability to protect themselves and their communities from antiblack racism - without succumbing to despair and bitterness.


 

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Meet Your Teachers

lra X Armstrong

(FKA Nanci Ira Armstrong-Temple), is a Coach, Witch Doctor, Freedom Fighter, Social Entrepreneur and Educator.

 

BA in Educational Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, Ira has been a teacher of peace, performance arts and freedom for over 30 years and is an infrastructure specialist who helps create outdoor education settings as well as shut down bridges, freeways, and government buildings to stop the machine from running over the people, as needed.

Ira consults with political campaigns as well as with ally and accomplice organizations in technology, finance and education in order to create safer spaces for trans, queer, Black and poor folks.

They are a founder at PEACE Out Loud, a queer, Black, Brown and poor people led Social Permaculture enterprise in the San Francisco Bay Area, and they are dedicated to Self Determination, Outdoor and Freedom Education, and building Consent Culture.

Ira is also part of a coalition of folks building to end rape culture in the next 30 years.

Cara Kelsey

Instructor Cara Kelsey, pronouns they them is a trans non-binary queer and kinky sex and relationship Coach with a focus on non-monogamy and creative relationship models. They have been doing this work in their own life for 15 years and helping others do so for 10. They have a background working in Harm reduction with both sex education and drug use, and honors the philosophy that this work embodies, which is meeting people where they are at.

What is PEACE Out Loud?


Peace, Education, Arts & Creation for Everyone.


Peace Out Loud is based in South Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco, California and is a neighborhood social permaculture project of building self-determined community through youth programs and adult coaching programs. As educators, we are committed to creating the conditions for all families to comfortably grow into being their full selves.  As social permaculturists, we identify the needs in our community and co-create programs in response to those needs. Our team is composed of Black, brown, queer, trans and poor people with a passion for care, social justice and playfulness!

Peace Out Loud was co-founded by Ira X Armstrong (FKA Nanci Armstrong-Temple), an activist, educator, organizer and social permaculturist. They are the child of a Black revolutionary/former Black Panther father and a white abolitionist Unitarian Universalist Mother. Ira has worked as an educational anthropologist and activist with over 20 years of experience as an educator. They have taught and begun music, dance, garden, coaching, and musical theater programs in Alameda, Oakland, Berkeley and Los Angeles unified school districts, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, churches, the YMCA and street parties up and down the 101 and back.  

Peace Out Loud is for obliterating all forms of oppression. Our courses are not for those who are queerphobic, transphobic, homophobic, fatphobic, abelist, unless you are here because you are seeking to unpack and undo those forms of oppression. We do not believe that one form of oppression can be undone while oppressing other groups. We are for complex and nuanced conversations around challenging and often emotionally charged areas of life. You are responsible for taking care of yourself as you engage in this work and in these group dynamics and discussions. 

Our organization Peace Out Loud also offers free healing sessions, a bail fund, and cash relief for BIPOC Activists who have been tirelessly showing up during this critical historical time.
We invite you to help fund and support these offerings by donating any amount below.

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