WHEN PEOPLE SAY THINGS LIKE "I CAN'T BE RACIST, MY BEST FRIEND IS BLACK" WHAT ARE THEY REALLY SAYING?

Let's deepen our understanding of tokenism and stop exploiting your relationships and take accountability.

This is a replay of a previously live event.


(Replay classes will include transcription for those in need)

About The Instructor

Educator. Author. Speaker. Monique Melton

Monique Melton is an educator, published author, international speaker, and host of the Shine Brighter Together podcast. She is also the founder of Shine Bright School and Shine Brighter Together Community, which is a community dedicated to healthy relationships & Black liberation. She connects with people from all over the world to teach topics related to anti-racism, wellness, inner work, and relationships. She’s been published in magazines, featured in blogs and podcasts, and has touched the lives of people all over the world. She is a natural big-bold dreamer and a joyfully unapologetic Black woman. She is a wife to her high-school sweetheart, and she is a loving mother to two little ones. She has a BA in social science with an emphasis in sociology & psychology and two years of graduate school education in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She believes it's not all about your comfort, but it's about your growth.

My Black Friend Lecture "Shine Class Series"

Part I and Part II

5 star rating

A long journaling session ahead!

Shannon Callahan

At first, when the class was announced, I didn't think I needed a course like this. But I kept coming back to Monique's page and seeing the posts, and it got...

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At first, when the class was announced, I didn't think I needed a course like this. But I kept coming back to Monique's page and seeing the posts, and it got me thinking about friendship breakups I've had and what healing/not healing has looked like in those. I decided to sign up and see what insights Monique had (because at the end of the day, every other class I've taken with her has left me with pages of notes and reflections to come back to), and I was not disappointed. I enjoy seeing this new way that Monique is working, yet still focusing on Black liberation through these topics. I also now have a lot to think about in regards to my patterns and behaviors that may have led to friendship breakups I felt I had no fault in and also reminded me of the times where the cycle of friendships did not lead to a breakup and understand what worked there and why we reconnected. I am really hoping to make the Q&A. As always, thank you so much, Monique, for your time, your thoughtful anecdotes, your humor, and your lessons. The structure of the class is easy to follow, and I feel like there were extra questions this time (maybe not, but in the immediate aftermath it feels as such) to go and reflect on in the days and weeks ahead.

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This class is incredible

annabel crippen

I learnt so much from this class. It really made me look at my current friendships with a new lens and I can not thank Monique enough.

I learnt so much from this class. It really made me look at my current friendships with a new lens and I can not thank Monique enough.

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Title was apt for content covered

Chelsea Cameron

I found myself taking so many notes and interacting with the comments. The topic really resonated with me. I learned so much and am grateful for the opportun...

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I found myself taking so many notes and interacting with the comments. The topic really resonated with me. I learned so much and am grateful for the opportunity to reflect on all the points of discussion covered in the session. Thank you!

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Unpacking Friendship Breakups

Maggie Olson

Another incredible class from Monique Melton! She shared so much wisdom and insight, I'm going to be processing her questions for a long time. Monique shared...

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Another incredible class from Monique Melton! She shared so much wisdom and insight, I'm going to be processing her questions for a long time. Monique shared so much good information, and the way she described the stages of friendship is brilliant. I learned so much already and I recommend this class to everyone.

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Brilliant and life-changing lecture!

stevie shaw

I left with pages full of notes and am excited to share this resource with friends and have some discussions that are long overdue. Will definitely do more c...

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I left with pages full of notes and am excited to share this resource with friends and have some discussions that are long overdue. Will definitely do more classes with Monique; this was an incredible event.

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FAQ

  • When can I access the replay?

    This live course takes place on May 19, 2022. Please allow 1-2 business days from the conclusion of the live event.

  • I purchased the replay in advance. Can I access the live event?

    There is a separate registration for the class. You must enroll in the live class to gain access to the meeting link.

  • Can I purchase this course for my organization?

    Absolutely, we can process payment for your group training request in a single transaction or setup a special link for you to share with your members so they can pay individually. However, the content is created for a single user. Each individual will be required to create their own student account. Reach us at admin@moniquemelton for group sales assistance.