Current Public Workshop Offering: Stopping the Cycle of Oppression

April 11 - 13, 2023

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Giving and Receiving Just Apologies: A Restorative Path to Racial Healing and Reparations

Just Apologies are a necessary first step for accountability and reparations. Yet, apologies are not enough, can be unsatisfying, and even inflame. Why? What patterns are showing up in our apologies? Just Apologies open a path for transformational healing and forgiveness. Just Apologies recognize dominance and embody the essential healing work for ending oppression. What does it mean to offer a Just Apology? On an interpersonal, national, or global scale, Just Apologies are rooted in connection and signal a willingness to engage deeper. In this workshop, you will be invited to acknowledge past and current hurts, release resentments and regrets, and identify relationships where a Just Apology can begin a journey to restore trust and forge a path toward justice.

Desired Outcomes

  • Understood the role of apology in the repair and reparation process
  • Learned to recognize the common patterns and pitfalls of an un-just apology
  • Explored key elements of and practiced giving “Just Apologies”
  • Experienced the power of healing using LJIST’s core listening practice
  • Deepened our understanding of LJIST’s core theory of social transformation and its application to ending racism


  • Learn what patterns are getting in your way of giving (and receiving) a Just Apology.
  • Release hurt you are holding onto and stop waiting for the apology you have yet to, and may never, receive.
  • (Begin to) Forgive yourself for your mistakes including those around oppressions such as racism, sexism, adultism, classism, heterosexism, etc.
  • Take decisive steps on a path toward accountability and reparations rooted in a foundation of healing, connection, and integrity.

Who Is This For?

  • Anyone who is committed to ending oppression through healing, connection, and engagement or is tired of being out of integrity
  • Anyone still waiting for an apology, even though it may likely never come
  • Anyone who hasn’t forgiven themselves or struggles to even imagine what that could mean
  • Anyone doesn’t know and/or wants to learn how to make a Just Apology
  • Anyone who wants to understand why Just Apologies are an essential component of the path toward systemic justice and reparations.

"A Just Apology is a chance to come into integrity through healing and connection.”

– Nanci E. Luna Jiménez


  • Each virtual workshop includes 9 hours of live facilitated content, 3+ hours of asynchronistic learning materials (videos, handouts, and reflection activities), and access to LJIST team via Slack for 2 weeks prior to and 1 week after the workshop. 
  • Up to 32 participants.  
  • This workshop is only available virtually.
  • Workshops are delivered Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern Each Day.*  

*Contact us to book outside of these hours. An “After Hours” fee may apply for workshops scheduled outside of Monday – Thursday 10 am – 4 pm Pacific. 


  • Attend the workshop in its entirety: all three hours on all three days of the workshop.
  • Complete approximately 2-3 hours of pre-work: watching short videos, reviewing handouts, completing reflections, printing or downloading workshop worksheets. This pre-work will be shared no later than 10 days before the workshop begins.
  • Complete approximately 30 minutes of homework on the first and second days of the workshop.
  • Join the Zoom meeting with video and audio capabilities and do not share the Zoom link with others.
  • Agree to our LJIST Limited Media and Liability Waiver in the checkout form.

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