one revolutionary relationship at a time.
Systems and institutions are made up of people.
In order to change systems, we must transform people.
Personal transformation happens through listening, human connection, and emotional healing. When people heal from oppression and build relationships based on connection and understanding, we transform society.
Our work provides opportunities for learning with the intention of holding space for embodied healing, relational skill-building, and creating a community of practice. These are not anti-racism nor implicit bias offerings. We don't use an "equity lens." Our work is centered on transformative practices for those interested in ending oppression and deepening their lived commitment to social justice, one revolutionary relationship at a time.
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LJIST’s transformational approach to social change builds on work first started by Dr. Erica “Ricky” Sherover-Marcuse which Lillian Roybal Rose, M.Ed., recognized cross-cultural communication specialist, carried on and shared with our founder and president, Nanci Luna Jiménez.
Nanci started LJIST when she was 26 years old with the vision of ending racism—and living long enough to see a world free of oppression. Based in Portland, Oregon, LJIST has been providing transformative virtual and in-person learning experiences, inclusive facilitation, social justice coaching and dynamic speaking engagements for individuals and groups in every sector and around the world since 1994.
I never cease to be blown away by the impact of these experiences/workshops.
The work of [LJIST] is comprehensive and impeccable, brave and audacious, original and effective. It is indispensable for the times in which we live.
What was most valuable was the atmosphere of trust and non-judgement that allowed for real, unfiltered sharing. Also, the provision of tools to take into our lives and the world.