***12:30-2pm PACIFIC STANDARD TIME
Join Jennie Pearl and Dylan Wilder Quinn for a test-run of our upcoming series on building resistance and resilience for white people in liberation work. While this webcast is geared towards white identified people, all racial identities are welcome.
In this session, we will:
Create community to dismantle the myth that we can do this work alone or in isolation.
Share resources and resilience skills and create belonging for each other so that People of Color don’t have to do this labor
Undo our internalized whiteness as we do this work
Process and work through questions around racism as they come up in our day-to-day lives (so that we’re not putting this labor on POC)
Support each other so that we stay in this work
Use mindfulness and embodiment to create long term resilience and anti-racist patterns in our bodies.
While dismantling systems, we also need to be building the world we want to live in. For us white folks, this also involves us taking on the labor of supporting each other and building skills with each other so that we are centering POC-led movements instead of accidentally disrupting them with our whiteness. Through this process we will also find wholeness and community.
What to expect:
90-minute Zoom call
Question-based inquiry to reflect on how racism is showing up in our lives
Grounding and centering practices for resilience
Partner and full group work
Reflections around next-steps and strategies to stay engaged
This is a test-run, so we may stop the process to work out technology kinks, facilitator dynamics, etc. It is a chance to see behind the scenes of a formation of a webcast series.
This trial webcast is donation based, and all funds raised will go towards Aaron and Porsha’s fundraiser. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Jennie Pearl (she/her) is an anti-oppression facilitator, yoga teacher, and bodyworker, bridging the gap between social justice and healing. She believes relationship is key to dismantling oppressive systems. As a cis-gendered, heterosexual white woman, Jennie aims to build bonds with other white folks and invite them to stay in the fight for justice and equity for a lifetime. She is the founder of Wake Up, a group for white-identified people to unlearn racism, unpack privilege, and untangle white supremacy from the inside out. They explore how yoga and meditation can help them commit to and sustain the work without spiritual bypassing or diminishing racial justice. Jennie collaborates with a core team of facilitators at Holistic Resistance, whose mission is to build connection as the foundation of all of their work. Read more at www.jenniepearl.com
Dylan Wilder Quinn (they/he/she) has been facilitating and educating groups for 16 years. They look to connect deeply with everyone who is wanting to create a different world that we know is possible, based in justice and connection. In addition to their teachers and colleagues (listed on their website), they have found that their combination of life experiences - as a long-term childhood abuse survivor, and living as a trans, non-binary, disabled person from working class background navigating oppression daily, and as a white person navigating their oppressor identity daily - is helpful to do the crucial work of working with people across intersections to heal while centering the needs and justice for marginalized people in a trauma-informed and survival-informed way. They are also an anti-oppression consultant and healer using mindfulness and neurobiology to overcome trauma and oppressive cultural patterns. Read more at www.dylanwilderquinn.com.