Collective Care for Black Artists/Cultural Workers/Activists
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About the Event
By practicing collective care, we can stay centered and responsive to shared priorities and values even in the face of unexpected change. Our collective care circle will serve as a gathering place for self and body care that is embedded in community and fellowship with others. The circle will offer care practices that acknowledge how critical interconnectedness and interdependency are for collective well-being, especially now. Welcome statement: This is a gathering space for sacred community. The needs, desires, safety, dignity, and sacred humanity of Black artists/cultural workers/activists are the foundation for this session. In other, Blacker words, this space is unapologetically Black. The space acknowledges the critical need to center the experiences and wisdom of generations of people who have been historically marginalized by the state. Centering the historically marginalized fosters open participation and the experience of collective belonging we need for personal and collective liberation in these times. As such, this space does not cater to those harboring hierarchical values regarding human bodily worth as these manifest in -isms/phobia (including ableism, sexism, racism, ageism, queer-phobia, fatphobia). <Adapted from M'kali-Hashiki> Tools: Techniques we will explore include check-ins, rest, dance, coherent breathing, tapping or brushing, movement, self-massage, journaling, meditation, sound & song, and gentle/restorative yoga.