Embodying Antiracism 2: a continuing conversation for white folks
Embodying Antiracism 2
Deepening, Integrating and Clarifying our Antiracist Work
Deepening our understanding of our power to create change.
Holding the tension between our desire for transformative action and our current skill level.
Accepting and owning the unique way in which each of us shows up.
Continually coming back to our innermost spirals to weaken and dismantle the cycle of white supremacy culture socialization.
Focusing more and more on how we show up.
Moving steadily into aligned and sustainable action.
Let’s keep going.
Embodying Antiracism 2:
This series is designed for participants of Embodying Antiracism who want to keep on going and for other white folks who understand antiracism is a way of life. The theme of this round is deepening, integrating, strengthening.
During our time together, we will be continuing to build an antiracist foundation from the inside out (while not forgetting the importance of showing up imperfectly…this is not a linear journey). We will work to better understand our influence to effect change, and also strengthen our ability to wipe ourselves off and get back in action when we mess up.
This time, in addition to the study of the Cycle of Socialization, we will be working with Tema Okun’s and Kenneth Jones’ work, “White Supremacy Culture.” We will look at select characteristics of white supremacy culture and deliberately move against the grain of these specific supremacy characteristics in our relationships with self, family, and community.
Characteristics we will examine include conflict avoidance/niceness, perfectionism, either/or thinking.
Excited to link arms in this life-changing work.
Meeting dates: Alternate Wednesdays: May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, July 7, July 21
Time: 4-5:30 pm PT / 7-8:30 pm ET
Cost: $167/month x 3 months (please reach out if there is financial difficulty)
Components of Embodying Antiracism Level 2
- 6 Biweekly live meetings facilitated alternatively by Nicole and Laura
- Weekly recorded embodiment practices
- Curated readings and audio materials to deepen your practice
- Community Conversations in private virtual space
- Homework prompts and questions for reflection & integration
- Access to Laura for clarifying questions and concerns between sessions
- All materials stored in Teachable for ease in accessibility
ATTENDANCE: Prioritize. Antiracism is relationship work. It is not possible to practice authencity and vulnerability by yourself.
Your Guides :
Co-Facilitator: Laura Halpin is an engaged member of the Inclusive Life Community. She is a teacher and anti-diet nutritionist. She is also the creator and facilitator of the Cradle Community & Cradle Conversations, devoted to the ongoing practice of collective wellness, and focused on building the emotional, conversational and energetic stamina to make antiracism work integrated, embodied and sustainable.
Session 1: Creating the Container & Intentions for our Work/Addressing white supremacy culture in white spaces
Session 2: Practicing Separateness & Difference
Session 3: Unlearning Conflict Avoidance and Niceness
Session 4: Embracing the Mess: Perfectionism is a Tool for White Supremacy
Session 5: Building an Accountable Community (Beginning with Me)
Session 6: Means to an End: Participating in the Cycle of Liberation
(subject to modification)