Healing the Roots of Racism in Ourselves
March 5, 2021 | 3-4:30 pm EST
For white-identified/white-adjacent folks (see below:
March 12 and March 19, 2021 | 3-4:30 pm EST
About the Series
This series creates space for healing from white supremacy culture and transforming anti-Blackness through land, food and ecological relationships. In this series participants will practice a creative combination of healing practices ranging from somatic awareness to spoken word inspired writing. Join this series to rediscover, relearn, and reimagine in our current crisis-driven reality.
March 12 and March 19 will be aimed at supporting white-identified/white-adjacent folks (people who want to do their own personal work around unlearning white supremacy culture and anti-blackness within themselves, their families and communities). There is a separate session (March 5) for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community. We welcome folks who identify as/have been conditioned as/privileged as white, as well as folks with multiple identities, who are proximate to whiteness: eg, one white parent, white adoptive parents, or any other constellation that calls you into this deep, personal work.)
Photo: Jeremy Bishop
About the facilitators:
Richael Faithful (Rish-elle, they/them/theirs pronouns) is a folk healing artist from the African diaspora tradition of the U.S. South, called conjure. Faithful supports spirit-work for and with land, nature, and meaning of place through ritual, storytelling, and other majik. In their role as a community lawyer, Faithful helps land sovereignty efforts for Indigenous and Black especially within food and land justice movements. Faithful, who was raised in Centreville, VA, and whose maternal line is from Texas/Alabama/Georgia, is excited to share about ancestral land healing with young people in this region.
Julia Metzger-Traber (she/hers pronouns) is a facilitator of imaginative, creative and healing processes for social transformation. She brings her backgrounds in performance, eco-somatics, and meditation into her political healing, education and strategic visioning work with communities and organizations. Since 2017 she has lived at Potomac Vegetable Farms, in Virginia, where, in addition to her external facilitation, she is farming, teaching, organizing and co-creating a healing-centered ecovillage. She is currently training in Somatic Experiencing, has trained with Generative Somatics and believes that communities, like bodies, hold the wisdom needed for their own healing and transformation, if attended to with curiosity, compassion and awareness.
We encourage you to pay the ticket price that fits your budget. The speaker’s compensation is not dependent on revenue generated by the workshop.
The training will meeting March 5 from 3 - 4:30 PM EST for BIPOC community
This training will meet March 12 and 19 from 3 - 4:30 PM EST for white-identified/white-adjacent folks (people who want to do their own personal work around unlearning white supremacy culture and anti-blackness within themselves, their families and communities).