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Operationalize Racial Equity
in Everyday Practice

Join our live, in-person workshop and online community,
Leading Racial Equity Organizational Change

March 13-17, 2023
Washington, D.C. (remote option available)


The Frameworks and Support You Need to Make Meaningful, Transformative Change

Operationalizing racial equity and justice in nonprofit organizations and government agencies requires a range of skills, relationships and a roadmap including frameworks and strategies to effectively sequence and manage transformation processes with care, intentionality, trust, and accountability.

Leading Racial Equity Organizational Change is designed to support change facilitators—including race, equity and inclusion directors, managers, trainers and consultants—with a comprehensive set of tools, training, coaching, peer learning and community to support you and your team in doing the work of building antiracist organizations.

Facilitate assessment & change processes

that build trust, engagement and center the lived experiences of people of color and marginalized communities

Train leaders and staff

to challenge systemic racism and practice racial equity in organizational and community-based environments

Co-create action plans

that move racial equity from a goal and vision to process and practice across internal and external operations

“CURE’s process set up a structure for commitment to racial equity. The action planning process and lessons learned have set our organization up for success to include a racial equity lens in everything we do.”

Leading Racial Equity Organizational Change Practitioner Training and Learning Community

5-Day Workshop Intensive | Coaching & Technical Assistance | Online Community

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Workshop Dates and Location


March 13-17, 2023


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily


Washington, D.C (remote option available)


Personalized Follow-Up Coaching

Receive two (2) one-on-one coaching calls with CURE facilitators to support you as you implement the frameworks and tools you learned in the live training.

Live Video Q&A Calls

Have more questions? Want to find out how your colleagues are navigating power dynamics, resistance and other challenges? Join us for two (2) online group Q&A sessions and get your most pressing questions addressed.

Dedicated Online Community

Gain access to our new Circle community for training participants and allies who are working to transform institutions and organizations. In this community, you can share resources, talk about your experiences, post questions, and get feedback as you advance racial equity transformation within your organization.

Learn How To

Use CURE’s Racial Equity Organizational Change (REOC) framework to build a justice-driven organization through inclusive cultures and sustained commitments to racial equity, shared language and analysis on equity concepts, empowered people and equitable policies and practices.

Implement a four-part organizational assessment, including surveys, focus groups, interviews and a document scan.

Facilitate workshops to support individuals to act as racial equity champions across your organization.

Present introductory-level discussions of the histories, policies and practices of racism, including how racism operates at internalized, interpersonal, institutional and structural levels.

Draw on the art and science of racial equity facilitation, including tools like race-based caucusing, visioning, trauma-informed practices, activity-based discussion and subcommittee development.

Develop a “Racial Equity Action Plan” based on the principles of results-based accountability.

Create a self-care plan for yourself and Black, Latino/e/x, Indigenous and Asian American, and Pacific Islander staff of color

“Brought awareness, started processes to improve pay equity, and to partner with other equitable community members. Built rapport and added greater inclusion and transparency to leadership and decision-making.”

Access ready-to use tools and guidance including:

Five days of in-person, interactive workshop sessions

with experienced racial equity organizational change facilitators who are trained and practiced in the CURE REOC method

A clear roadmap and plan of action

for how to make deep, substantial change across your organization

Slide decks, facilitator guides, activity descriptions, and participant handouts

for 5 racial equity working group workshops and trainings

Ready-to-use organizational assessment tools

including a document review and assessment planning guide

Action planning guidelines and strategies

  • Organizational culture and commitment
  • Hiring, retention, and advancement
  • Communication and decision-making
  • Governance and operations
  • Community engagement and partnerships
  • Programs and services
  • Contracting and grantmaking


Our facilitation team for the five day workshop intensive includes:

Dr. Judy Lubin

Judy Lubin (she/her) is a sociologist and change catalyst with over 20 years of experience working at the intersections of racial equity, social policy and institutional and community change; Founder/President, CURE

Sasanka Jinadasa

Sasanka Jinadasa (they/them) is an experienced facilitator and curriculum designer with a focus on creating organizational cultures that are more generous with their resources, accountable to their communities and practiced in challenging injustice.

Dwayne Wharton

Dwayne Wharton (he/him) is founder and Senior Advisor at Just Strategies. Dwayne serves on the boards of the Kynett Foundation, Greater Philadelphia Philanthropic Network where he chairs the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, and the Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program.

About CURE

CURE has been guiding organizational leaders on how to mobilize resources and be accountable for racial equity since 2018.

We center the lived experiences of people of color and marginalized communities through deep listening, policy and data analysis, community engagement and organizational change strategies. As change facilitators, we have applied our Racial Equity Organizational Change approach and framework to support transformation processes that create space for re-envisioning and re-orienting priorities and build skills and capacity to practice racial equity and justice.

While there is no “right way” or given path to racial equity change and transformation, we’re excited—through this and other offerings—to support the ecosystem of racial equity practitioners through learning experiences,  sharing tools and resources, and creating opportunities for building community and connections that advance the practice of racial equity.

Registration & Rates

Registration includes five-day workshop, ready-to-use tools and templates, coaching and online community, light breakfast everyday and dinner on the first night of the training.

Early Bird Pricing  Regular Pricing 
Unaffiliated individuals and consultants (not sponsored by employer, company or organization) $5500 $5500
Representatives from organizations with an organizational budget under $2 million  $6300 $7000
Representatives from organizations with an organizational budget between $2 million and $5 million  $7290 $8100
Representatives from organizations with an organizational budget over $5 million  $8750 $9725

Organizational budget refers to annual revenues for the entire organization and not for a single department or unit. Early bird pricing is available until February 15, 2023. All payments including installment plan payments for in-person attendance are due February 15th.

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“For me, I learned tools and solutions to make my own work inclusive, respectful, and transparent. This is also the first time I had the opportunity to listen to Black staff share the hurt they have endured. It was eye-opening and heartbreaking but has energized me to do my part in building a more inclusive culture at work.”

Hotel & Travel

Event Location

For the safety and security of participants, the event location will only be shared with confirmed registrants. Please contact us if you have questions about the training facility. 

Area Airports

  • Washington National Airport (DCA)
  • Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall (BWI)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Hotel discount of $179 per night available for training participants. Use this link to secure discounted rate. Reservations must be made by February 16.

Frequently Asked Questions

The workshop includes 5 days of live, in-person training with experienced racial equity organizational change facilitators. Participants also receive a comprehensive toolkit including assessment tools, facilitator guides, slide decks, action planning guidelines and project management outlines.

During the workshop, CURE will provide a light breakfast every morning and dinner on the first night. Participants are responsible for covering transportation (e.g, train, bus, airfare) to and from Washington, D.C., hotel accommodations, lunches, and dinner on the rest of the workshop days.

You can let us know your accessibility requirements on the registration form or email us at workshops@urbanandracialequity.org.

CURE encourages teams to attend this workshop together to support collaborative integration of the information within your organization or government agency. We are offering a 5% discount for 3 or more people from the same organization. Please email us to let us know how many people you would like to register.

Yes. Please see the chart above to see the fees for unaffiliated individuals/consultants and representatives from organizations of various sizes.

Why the sliding scale? We ask that organizations with access to higher budgets contribute more so CURE can make our training more accessible to those with fewer resources.

Unaffiliated individuals can also pay in two installments. This option will auto-populate on your invoice when you select “unaffiliated” on the registration form. Payment on outstanding balances are due by Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

This is an in-person event with facility and other expenses being organized by a small consulting team. Providing early bird discount off regular pricing encourages registration on a timeline that allows us to anticipate the resources we’ll need to support the event and participants.

If your organization is planning on working with a consultant, this training will help you understand the work ahead so you can partner with that consultant to plan and lead your racial equity transformation process. Understanding the framework we use (and receiving our tools for assessments, learning, and action planning) will help build your knowledge base as you plan the work with your consultant.

Here is some language we have recommended in the past, that you might take to your manager when you’re trying to get approval for this training:

“I’ve been tasked with creating meaningful change in our organization, and this training will give me a proven process for doing that. During the training, I’ll learn about the process CURE has used with organizations of varying types, focus areas and sizes — and be able to customize that process and the tools I receive for our needs.

Racial equity work is a core priority for us, and the training will help us focus our efforts and resources on being responsive to our staff and communities using the guidance and tools from this workshop and the learning community.

I’ll get the tools we need to conduct an assessment to see how we’re practicing racial equity. They’ll teach us how to educate our people on how to actively work to dismantle oppressive systems, and we’ll learn how to create a plan of action for our organization that helps us holistically integrate racial equity across our work culture, practices, policies, programs and services and community partnerships.


We want our people to trust this process and the change we are undergoing, which includes accountability and long-term commitment ​​— and using this change framework and these tools is one of the best ways to do that.”

The Center for Urban and Racial Equity will be hosting a 45-minute webinar to provide a preview of the live workshop and answer any questions you might have. Click here to register.

We understand that plans can change and want to offer flexibility while needing to support the sustainability of this program and CURE. No refunds are available five (5) weeks before the in-person training. Full refunds (minus a $75 processing fee) are available until February 1, 2023.

CURE is committed to supporting and nurturing the health and safety of our training team and participants. By registering for the training, you agree to (1) submit proof of vaccination (or medical accommodation), (2) take a COVID-19 test (rapid antigen or PCR) 72 hours before the training, and if required on-site (3) opt-out of attending if you’re experiencing symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 within the 14-day window leading up to the training, (4) follow masking requirements set by CURE, the training facility and/or local officials, and (5) sign a COVID-19 safety release waiver.

We are monitoring community levels of COVID-19 in the District of Columbia which are currently low. Should community levels increase, CURE reserves the right to cancel or modify the training to online meeting formats.

CURE is unable to offer scholarships for this program at this time. We welcome inquiries from funders and others who would like to donate to support scholarships for people with lived experience who are underrepresented in the racial equity training and consulting field.

Can’t make it to DC but would like to participate in Leading Racial Equity Organizational Change remotely? Let us know and we’ll get back to you with options for joining remotely. Click here


Leading Racial Equity
Organizational Change

Registration & Rates

The Leading Racial Equity Organizational Change: Advanced Training for Racial Equity Practitioners will be offered on a sliding scale:

Early Bird Pricing  Regular Pricing 
Unaffiliated individuals or representatives from organizations with an organizational budget under $2 million. $7,650 $8,500
Representatives from organizations with an organizational budget between $2 million and $5 million.  $9,900 $11,000
Representatives from organizations with an organizational budget over $5 million.  $11,700 $13,000
Representatives from organizations with an organizational budget over $5 million.  $11,700 $13,000

Early bird pricing is available until February 6, 2023

If you register by the early bird deadline, you are eligible for early bird pricing at a 10% discount.

CURE will offer a partial scholarship for one (1) participant, who will be able to attend for at a 50% reduced rate of $3825. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship, please indicate that in your application. We are particularly encouraging applications from individuals with lived experience who are underrepresented in the racial equity training and consulting field.


Judy Lubin

Dr. Judy is an applied sociologist, racial equity changemaker, yoga and mindfulness practitioner, author, auntie, bestie and beach lover. Judy’s elemental nature is water, and with her she brings calming, reflective energy to hold space for deep listening, inner work and transformative dialogue. 

The curator of the Embodied Justice program, she hosts the accompanying podcast and co-facilitates events and dialogues focused on the collective healing and sustainability of Black changemakers.

At CURE, Dr. Judy has built transformative racial equity frameworks and change management processes that have impacted thousands of lives. She began her career focused on health disparities, recognizing that stress from societal racism can become embodied and manifested through “weathering” that prematurely ages the body and shortens the lifespan of racially marginalized communities. 

She is unapologetically committed to centering Black people and the communities that have inspired her life’s work. The daughter of Haitian immigrants, she grew up in South Florida surrounded by music, her grandmother’s herbal garden, and the struggle to make it in a country that saw her family as outsiders. 

In 2022, after experiencing multiple health emergencies coupled with burnout from the intensity of the “racial reckoning” that increased demand for CURE’s racial equity services, Judy began a process of listening to the wisdom of her body, healing old trauma wounds, and reclaiming rest and her love of mind-body healing. During this time she explored somatics, indigenous and and ancestral healing practices and earned certifications in multiple healing modalities including yoga and energy medicine.

Emerging from a place of rest and listening to what her soul wanted to share, she now weaves mindfulness, body-awareness and spiritual activism to support changemakers and organizations to regenerate their leadership and give to the world from a place of ease and wholeness. 

Long committed to promoting women’s health and wellness, she is the author of The Heart of Living Well: Six Principles for a Life of Health, Beauty and Balance.

Find Judy on instagram or linkedin at @drjudylubin, where she (occasionally) shares posts celebrating Black joy, healing and well-being.

Shawn J. Moore

Residing at the intersection of leadership and mindfulness, Shawn creates sacred spaces for stillness and self-inquiry to help social impact leaders align their strengths, intention, and impact. Through his integrative approach, he holds transformative containers for self-renewal, personal discovery, and capacity-building that ease clients on their journey towards peace, clarity, and freedom.

Shawn is committed to empower changemakers to become embodied leaders – unified in mind, body, and heart – with the tools to mindfully pause, reconnect to their inner knowing, make strengths-driven decisions, and lead the change they believe the world needs.  

Reckoning with his own contemplation of burnout, purpose, and alignment, Shawn transitioned out of his role as Associate Dean of Student Life & Leadership at Morehouse College in the fall of 2021 to focus more on mindfulness and stillness-based training programs and workshops. 

While leadership resonates with him deeply, it is his personal and spiritual practices that allows him to continue to show up for himself and others. He is a yoga teacher (E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®), sound and reiki practitioner, meditation teacher, Yoga Nidra facilitator, and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, all focused through a Buddhist lens and 17 years of personal practice. He has contributed workshops, practices, and educational opportunities for celebrities like Questlove and Dyllón Burnside, and various yoga studios and colleges, Yoga International, Omstars, Melanin Moves Project, the Human Rights Campaign, Spotify and Lululemon. He currently serves as the Facilitation and Community Manager for BEAM (Black Emotional & Mental Health Collective).

Shawn hosts a podcast called The Mindful Rebel® Podcast that creates a platform to continually explore this unique intersection of leadership and mindfulness. Find him on instagram @shawnj_moore 

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