I’ve been teaching for 12 years and I can categorically say that your course has made me a better teacher! – Rachel, History teacher.
Some of the people who helped pave the way for change during the Civil Rights Movement and advocated alongside greats like Dr Martin Luther King Jr. were white allies. Know the power of your privilege and influence.
Effecting change, no matter how small can often feel overwhelming.
You can often feel frozen by fear into not taking action with anti-racism work.
I get it. It is uncomfortable.
If it wasn’t, we would be further forward with race equity by now.
You often feel stuck by fear.
Fear of saying the wrong thing and simply not knowing enough.
Fear of causing offence
Fear of getting it wrong
These fears all have one thing in common: They lead to inaction and inaction leads to complicity and complicity causes harm
To help, I developed an online anti-racism course, Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid for the courageous so you can learn more about the power and urgency of anti-racism work in a robust and sustainable way, in the comfort and non-judgemental space of your own home and at your own pace and so you can feel supported along the way.
This course is for you if you already have a basic understanding of what racism and the concept of white skin privilege is and want to know more.
This course is for you if you understand you have societal privileges, but don’t know what to do with them to actively, consistently, confidently and meaningfully effect change.
It is not for you if you want a tick box exercise
It is not for you if you expect to whizz through the content in a few weeks
It is not for you if you want to use the knowledge you gain from this course to shame other people
It is not for you if you do not to be challenged and you do not want to transform
This course is for you if you feel like you don’t have enough confidence, knowledge, language or tools to help.
It is for you if you often feel stuck and ill-equipped to confront uncomfortable conversations or racist incidents no matter how covert when they unfold.
It is definitely for you if you want to explore anti-racism education with a British lens, understand how to navigate shame and guilt, understand your role and power in all of this and learn how to tackle racism with confidence and embody anti-racism in every day life.
Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid – Some of what you will learn
- Understanding white skin privilege and its firm role in racism and anti-blackness
- Understanding both covert and overt racism
- Patriarchy feminism, capitalism and their firm role in anti-blackness and racism
- Socially conscious anti-racist parenting
- Language and knowledge to feel empowered and confident to tackle uncomfortable conversations with people you love
- Understanding shame
- Self awareness, managing shame, self care and looking after yourself in your activism
- Feel equipped to campaign, advocate and safely and effectively challenge racism
After a decade working in mental health and five years working in inclusion. My anti-racism course first launched in BETA (test) mode in December 2018. It has consistently been described as life changing. The summer of 2020 changed our worlds forever and has birthed a new and updated version “Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid” Over winter 2020 I updated and invested in recording new content to enhance your educational journey. Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid includes all of students previous favourite lessons from understanding white skin privilege to meaningful allyship and action. It continues to include PDF slides, video with closed captions and audio lessons to suit differing learning styles, regular feedback and reflection prompts as well as the addition of:
- Closed captions on all video lessons to better support learners in with differing needs
- 4k quality film
- Brand new lessons including (but not limited to) understanding racial trauma and the birthplace of race
- An updated film and reading list
- A complimentary brand new in built online community to connect with other students doing the work ( a bit like Facebook, but a lot better without the ads and spam)
- Complimentary private groups for course graduates
This course is now ready for you to fill up your sleeves and get stuck in. To join the other changemakers on Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid you can sign up right here, today.
Turn everything you know about racism on its head and be part of the powerful majority to lead by example and be the change you want to see.
It is like having to take horrible tasting medicine that you know will make you better. This is one of the hardest, most empowering and most important things I have had to do. Thank you for creating this course – It has been life changing – Selina Barker – Co-Founder of Project Love
This course IS for you if you are tired of feeling helpless.
This course IS for you if you recognise that being frightened is OK, but that continued inaction leads to more harm and you no longer want to be a complicit bystander.
This course IS if you want to commit to be actively anti-racist and lead by example.
This course IS for you if you’re ready to put your time and money where your mouth is
The investment for this self directed learning, 12 months access for all of the above and more is currently available for the equivalent of just £1.43p a day. £1074 (inclusive of 20% VAT)
However, taking part in this course is not for the faint-hearted. It absolutely will challenge you.
So it is only for the courageous AND the committed.
It requires you to prioritise engaging in this work, often. It takes consistent commitment and a whole lot of courage.
It is for those who might feel frightened, but are ready to turn fear into action.
Ready to commit?
If this sounds like you, if you are ready to commit. If you have the courage to lead by powerful example and be the change you want to see in the world. I cannot wait to support you with doing this work and look forward to seeing you in class.
Change can’t wait!
Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid Online Course FAQs
Who is the course for?
This course is NOT for complete beginners. It IS for people who feel they don’t know enough but have some basic knowledge of anti-racism, and those who have experience and want to take a deeper dive from a British lens. This course is also for those who already recognise they hold white skin privilege, who recognise that racism exists beyond an overt act of hate and want to do something about it, but often feel frightened of saying the wrong thing and don’t really know where to start. Or often experience burnout in their activism, feel ineffective in challenging racism and / or don’t know how to make consistent, sustainable tangible change. This is suitable for those interested in learning about anti-racism from a British lens, better understanding the nuances of anti-blackness and want a trauma informed approach. It is for those who feel courageous enough to start introspection, unlearning, relearning and being part of change.
Is the course suitable for beginners?
Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid is NOT for complete beginners. It IS for people who feel they don’t know enough, but have some very basic knowledge of anti-racism, who are ready to be challenged and for those with existing knowledge that want to deepen their learning. It is accessible and delivered online and is self-paced. It also includes a reading list to help support your learning and/or bring you up to speed.
Do you offer payment by instalments?
Unfortunately we are not currently able to offer an option to pay by instalments. But a limited number of partial and full scholarships are available.
What payment methods do you accept for the course?
We accept secure payment online by credit/debit card powered by Stripe and PayPal.
When can I start the course?
Once you’ve completed purchase, you will be sent your login details via email and you can get started as soon as you receive your details. Be sure to check your junk email folder if you cannot find the email confirmation.
What will happen after purchasing the course?
You will be transferred to a third party website (Learnworlds) to complete your purchase. On receipt of payment you will be signed up to Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid course and receive an email. Be sure to check your junk email folder if you cannot find the email confirmation.
How long does it take to complete the course?
The average amount of time it takes students to complete the course is 6 months
Can I get a refund after purchasing the course?
All sales are final and no refunds can be given.
How long should I set aside for the course?
Consistency in this work is key so I recommend carving out an absolute minimum of two hours a week. The more the better. You can also review and go back to modules to deepen your learning.
How long do I have access to the course content?
You will have 12 months access to the course from the date of purchase.
What format does the course take?
You have access to a blend of video, audio learning and course slides alongside an integrated online community of other students. The course is divided into 21 modules with approx 30 hours of taught content. This is accompanied by homework, journaling prompts, self-enquiry, regular reflection and feedback prompts, films, reading lists and tasks associated with each module. Tasks are not marked. It is down to you to be responsible for your learning and your own self enquiry, the more you put in, the more you get out.
Are there any assignments or tests?
There is homework you are asked to complete, but there are no marked assignments or tests required to complete the course. Journaling, introspection and further learning is encouraged and you are guided on this throughout. Again, you are responsible for your learning and your own self enquiry, what you put in is what you get out.
Do you offer financial support?
Yes. If you are unemployed or on income poverty and serious about doing anti-racism work we offer a limited number of full and partial bursaries. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about how to apply.
My work want to pay, can I get a VAT invoice?
Yes of course. Many students ask their employers to fund their course. If you would like a VAT invoice please email email@example.com and we will be happy to assist.
Can I complete the course in my own time?
The course is self-directed and designed for you to access online at your own pace. We recommend that you set aside an absolute minimum of 2 hours per week to complete the course.
Terms and conditions: Please Read
This course is for any persons aged 21+
You will be transferred to Learnworlds to complete your purchase. By signing up to the course you will be committing to these terms and conditions – which you can read here.
If you have any course related queries, please reach out through our contact form.
More about your host
Described as a force to be reckoned with, Activist and TED speaker Nova Reid is an advocate for race equity.
Nova approaches her work from a unique position and uses her professional background in mental wellbeing, NLP (a form of applied psychology) and understanding of human behaviour to encourage meaningful change from the inside out. She has and eclectic client portfolio and has worked with progressive organisations and clients, including Change.org, and Bloody Good Period, healthcare, five star hotels, educational psychologists, parents and creatives.
In 2020 Nova was awarded the Social Impact Award, from Precious Awards for her work in racial justice and in 2019 was selected Top 100 Influential women in the Black Magic Network as part of International Women’s Day
She regularly appears on BBC News, Sky News and BBC Radio as an expert on race matters. In 2018, Nova was invited to attend the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to provide expert media commentary and is a regular writer for Restless Magazine and Refinery29.
Nova is a passionate advocate for helping people be the change they want to see in the world and her debut book The Good Ally is out in September 2021.