Intercultural Coach and Racial Justice Facilitator

 

MaSanda 2015 200x300My mission:   Create and hold space for white people to unlearn their racist attitudes and stereotypes, heal from internalized dominance, find the courage to speak up, and develop greater capacity to create racial justice in the world.

We build awareness with white people about their unconscious white privilege, develop as white allies and engage with people of color so we can learn together and build authentic relationships.

I grew up in a middle class white family.  All of my teachers in school were white.  In an effort to become a better white ally and change agent I’m focusing my work on whiteness studies in order to teach others about the impact of white privilege and how to develop authentic relationships across all races.

I received my Intercultural Communication certification from the Summer Institute of International and Intercultural Communication in Portland, Oregon in 2014.|

I served on the Seattle Race Conference planning committee from 2013-2015.  We presented two sold out conferences:  “Education Not Incarceration: Eliminating Structural Racism in our Schools” and “Perceptions Kill – The Impact of Implicit Bias.  In 2014 we took a year off from our planning to take a deep dive into white privilege and how to support the people of color in leadership roles before planning the next conference.

I am also one of the founding members of the Eastside Race and Leadership Coalition that began in 2013.  Our mission is end racism on the Eastside.  We serve as a hub for information and resources to communities wanting to understanding institutional racism, white privilege and support them in making a commitment to ending racism in their cities, schools and communities.

Leadership Eastside Leader Enrichment program – I’m at 2015 graduate of Leadership Eastside’s  Leadership Enrichment Program which is a leading-edge two-year program that has a  transformational focus on adaptive community leadership skills and competencies.

Landmark Education – Completed their curriculum for life as well the Introduction to Leadership program transforming the way I think about leadership and community building.

I have been a Life Coach and Professional Organizer and have facilitated support groups and retreats for over twenty years.

Contact MaSanda 206-276-4176 or email at masandagadd@gmail.com

“Working with MaSanda is an inspirational, life-changing process. She is warm and approachable, yet holds you accountable for personal results and makes sure you are asking the hard questions.In other words, with MaSanda’s help I now have a strong foundation laid to begin the work of moving my life in a positive direction.  I highly recommend her services.”   Sandra W., Edmonds, WA

“It is with great pleasure that I recommend MaSanda and her unique talent. I’ve known MaSanda for over 30 years and she has always possessed the unique gift of being a compassionate listener.  Over the years that listening has grown to become a deep understanding of what’s “not being said” and the discovery reveals an authentic truth for her colleague, client or friend.”   Diana C., Kirkland, WA