Pátek, 26. Červen 2020, Online, ESSENCE- Unbiased, Nonjudgmental Space to learn about Racism
About this Event
E- You are Essential
S- In Solidarity
S- Speaking for
N- Nurturing body, mind, and spirit
C- Creating change
E- Examining Biases
WHAT is ESSENCE?
This is a space in which white people can be honest, ask possibly ignorant questions, and process our deep emotions around race, while challenging ourselves to do better, to examine and engage our privilege more critically. It is a space where we will use techniques such as yoga, mindfulness, and meditation to help self regulate as we navigate the deep waters of our own relationship to race and racism. We will use books, movies, discussion, and other resources to educate ourselves to be full participants in interracial dialogues and multiracial communities. We will challenge ourselves to understand how racism privileges us, to recognize how racism injures our brothers and sisters of color, and to consider our responsibility and role in responding to racism in our environment. Not only is it a group setting for learning and reflecting; it is a declaration of white anti-racism.
WHO is ESSENCE for?
ESSENCE is a resource for white people who seek further knowledge about race, or a space in which to process their thoughts and feelings around race. It is a place for white people who don’t know what to do, feel confused, angry, guilty, or ashamed and are committed to learning more about race.
WHAT is the GOAL of ESSENCE?
To create a group of educated white people that can be productive members of interracial conversations, and become available as allies for BIPOC when asked for our help. We will approach allyship with humility and remain open to feedback while we support the fight against racism.
A humble person, NOT AN EXPERT, creating space for deep reflection; offering the tools of yoga, meditaiton and mindfulness as a way to soothe and self regulate during a deep dive toward racial justce.