Tue, Aug 25 | Free Online Workshop for Non-Black POC

Healing Anti-Blackness Begins With Us

A love note to non-Black People of Color: confronting and unlearning anti-Blackness begins within each of us, but we don't have to do it alone.
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Healing Anti-Blackness Begins With Us

Time & Location

Aug 25, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Free Online Workshop for Non-Black POC

About the Event

Confronting and unlearning anti-blackness is an ongoing process that begins within each of us, but we don't have to do it alone. In this workshop, together as non-Black People of Color, we will tap into our innate ancestral healing power to bring awareness to the roots of our anti-black biases and limiting beliefs about our Black brothers and sisters. Through trauma-informed facilitated ritual, breathwork, movement, and meditation, we will

  • explore acknowledging and sitting with our emotions, thoughts, and sensations as we dialogue about anti-Blackness,
  • write counternarratives to combat anti-Blackness that bring us closer to taking action aligned to justice and love, and
  • commit to transformational solidarity (e.g., I am not free until Black people are free) instead of transactional solidarity (e.g., the Black community fought for me so I must fight for them).

A few more notes:

  • Click here to view a flexible agenda that will be responsive to attendee's needs.
  • An event worksheet and options for pre-reading and reflection will be sent to all registrants 48 hours before the event.
  • If you identify as White and want to donate to support the labor that goes into this event, please purchase a "Donation" ticket.
  • Reach out with any questions, comments, and feedback to hello@breathewithcap.com.

What is Anti-Blackess?

In dr. kihana miraya ross' New York Times Op-ed, Call It What It Is: Anti-Blackness, she writes "anti-blackness is one way some black scholars have articulated what it means to be marked as black in an anti-black world. It’s more than just “racism against black people.” That oversimplifies and defangs it. It’s a theoretical framework that illuminates society’s inability to recognize our humanity — the disdain, disregard and disgust for our existence."

Dr. Ross also calls us to action: "So let’s stop saying racism killed George Floyd, or worse yet, that a racist police officer killed George Floyd. George Floyd was killed because anti-blackness is endemic to, and is central to how all of us make sense of the social, economic, historical and cultural dimensions of human life."

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