Part 1: Healing Anti-Blackness Begins With Us Workshop
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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:
- This workshop is a repeat of the past workshops held in June, July, and August. Attending Part 1 is not required to attend Part 2 on Tuesday, October 27.
- 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.
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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."
- Non-Black POC Donor Ticket$25+$0.63 Service fee$25+$0.63 Service fee0$0
- Non-Black POC Supporter Ticket$20+$0.50 Service fee$20+$0.50 Service fee0$0
- Non-Black POC 50% Scholarship$10+$0.25 Service fee$10+$0.25 Service fee0$0
- Scholarship for Non-Black POC$0$00$0
- Give a donation to support$25+$0.63 Service fee$25+$0.63 Service fee0$0