STRONG VOICE; COMPASSIONATE HEART

A Retreat for Change Makers, Teachers and People of Faith

READING, PA | July 1-3, 2019

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This retreat is for you:

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by how much there is to do.  

If you’re afraid to say the wrong thing, but ready to have a voice.  

If you’ve been called out for being racist or biased and you want to do better.  

If you feel like you’re the voice in the wilderness in your faith community.  

If you are looking for compassion, clarity and leadership from a woman of color.  



Have a Strong Voice for Racial Justice and Refill your Cup.

Let's face it. Racial justice work is emotionally taxing. It requires courage, vulnerability, humility and trust in forces that we cannot see.  

This is in addition to constantly expanding our intellectual understanding of systemic oppression and institutional bias.  

Are you running from crisis to crisis, or meeting to meeting, trying to put out too many fires? Do you feel guilty for taking a breather or investing in yourself?  

Remember, a tired leader is a danger to the community!  

Here are some tell-tale signs that you may need to refill your cup:  

  • You're feeling tired.  
  • You're feeling angry or sad much of the time.  
  • You can't remember the last time you had a good laugh.  
  • You find yourself criticizing others and/or yourself A LOT.  


This retreat is an opportunity to renew while learning how to be more effective in conversations for racial justice and diversity.

WHAT IS RACIAL JUSTICE FROM THE HEART?

I created this system for leaders to have a voice; build relationships across the color line; dismantle racism; and act from LOVE. It is spiritual, emotional, intellectual and grounded in your body.  

This retreat will bring together people who have a DEEP CALLING for racial justice and are ready to learn new ways to talk and listen so that others see the need for racial justice

Your Retreat Leader:

Dr. Amanda Kemp


Dr. Amanda Kemp, Founder of Racial Justice from the H.E.A.R.T is a racial justice and mindfulness mentor. She completed undergraduate studies at Stanford University and earned a PhD from Northwestern University.  

She helps leaders who are tired of living in a white bubble have a strong voice for racial justice and diversity and take good care of themselves. She is the author of Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and Authentic Community.  

Dr. Kemp is also a Visiting Scholar at Franklin & Marshall College and the winner of the 2018 Advoz Dignity in Dialogue Award. In her capacity as a Board member of the Lancaster NAACP, performing artist, and master teacher, she has helped over 25,000 people have more open-hearted conversations about racism and compassionate community. For more information about Racial Justice from the H.E.A.R.T. see www.dramandakemp.com

Registration Includes:

  • Two and a half days in the idyllic Mariawald Renewal Center in Reading, PA.  
  • Single room with private bathroom and meals 

At This Retreat, you will:

  • Each day will be made up of hands-on exercises and role plays so that you can practice talking about racism in ways that leave you empowered, compassionate and effective. 
  • Practice “How to Have Difficult Conversations about Racism”  
  • Learn how to seed anti-racism amongst skeptics  


  • Connect with your angels, ancestors and divine guidance  
  • Overcome your fear of saying the wrong thing  


  • Create a Put Love in Action Plan that includes your ongoing self-care and nurture


  • You will find out what triggers you and what it takes to transform your fears and tears. 


  • You will learn how to disarm white fragility and invite reflection, changed attitudes and new actions.
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