The Rich White Men's Leadership Development Network is a product of the past 10 years, which saw me transition from middle school classroom teacher to community organizer to where I'm landing today--visual and audio storytelling. I am experiencing so much relief to realize that I never stopped being a teacher...I just had to go into a "dark moon" phase where my teaching, hidden and self-reflective, would be able to transform. Now, I'm emerging from the cave and I have transformed my relationship to my identity as a teacher. I'm back in the classroom--but this time, that classroom is the World of Men.
There are different ways I could talk about this project. I'll start with a series of possible titles for it:
- The Rich White Men's Leadership Development Network
- The Support Genius Project
- The Freedom School for Rich White Boys
- The Campaign to Exhaust the World of Men
- The Defenders of the Legacy of Life on Earth
All of these titles contain some pieces of the larger story I'm here to tell, but none contain all of it. We've got a website and a YouTube channel if you'd like to learn more, but first...
I want to try to succinctly tell the story of what I'm doing. The following words assume that you are someone who is actively trying to live into a liberated, non-oppressive reality for all people (and all of life).
My YouTube channel and website are a "storefront" which allows me to reach out to connect with self-identified rich white men who are seeking transformation in their personal lives. My research has shown me that there is no one else EXPLICITLY organizing rich white men towards collective liberation in a public way today, which results in us giving away massive power to the forces of domination culture daily. Meanwhile, the rich white men I meet are desperate to find something they can believe in that is more powerful than the stories of isolation and disconnection that flood them daily.
So there is a huge opportunity for liberation-oriented rich white men (RWM) like me to step out in public and vulnerably offer insight into the world of what it's like to be in this community. By doing so, I believe I will be creating space for other RWM to find resonance for their own pain and thus be open to finding belonging in community with other RWM who are on a journey towards liberation from the confusions of domination culture.
Below is a six-minute intro video directed towards rich white men. If you want a taste of what I'll be offering to these men, check it out.
The Rich White Men's Leadership Development Program
This spiritual transformation process will culminate in men developing their "Support Genius budget," a personal budget that is also a sacred text. The SG Budget is an expression of a RWM's personal values through the lens of the relationships with others that have supported them to become who they are. The SG budget supports RWM to get clear on their financial needs so that they can find the freedom to release excess wealth to "support the support geniuses" who are leading today's movements for the liberation of all people and all life on earth.
Ideally, after taking in content from the YouTube channel and website, RWM will decide to sign up for the Rich White Men mailing list. In May 2023, we'll open up registration for the first cohort of the Leadership Development Network, which will launch in August 2023.
Below are some FAQs.