Unpacking Systemic Racism: How does it live within you? (Free, Online)
With Hollyhock Leadership Institute, Khari Wendell McClelland, Rebekka Goldsmith and Laura June Albert
July 2, 2020
For many, especially those who are white and/or privileged, processing the enormity of systemic racism can feel overwhelming and paralyzing. In this session we will creatively process the ways that systemic racism lives within us and our complicity in it. We will allow ourselves to feel and digest this complexity with the support of somatic and creative arts. Move through and engage with this process in order to harness inspiration for action. This workshop will include writing, music, and movement/dance.
This is the first workshop in the series: Unpacking Systemic Racism. Uncover, discuss, and process how racism exists and operates within our systems and in ourselves. This series is a response to the Black Lives Matter global uprising that is calling for racial equity and justice. On June 8th we hosted a ‘hockshop called Unpacking Systemic Racism: Making Meaning of this Moment. We highly recommend that participants watch a recording of the video as an introduction to this series: Watch Here.
We will host three workshops over the month of July. These are free community events. You may also add a donation to your registration, with proceeds going to Black and Indigenous led organizations. Thank you so much for your support.
These gatherings will take place on Zoom, a video conferencing tool. You will need a device with audio/visual and internet connection. A link will be emailed to all registered participants, upon completion of your registration (please double-check your Spam folder for this email). Sign-in a couple minutes in advance so that we may start on time with everyone.
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Khari Wendell McClelland is an award-winning musician and sought-after facilitator who uses the arts and experiential activities for transformational learning. Originally from Detroit, Khari made his way to Canada over a decade ago and is currently based in Vancouver, BC. Khari’s passion for community service is clear, both in his musical life and in his facilitation work. He balances his time each year performing and working with communities as a facilitator. He has worked throughout Canada and internationally in Africa, Australia, Europe, The United States, and Jamaica. Recently, Khari received critical acclaim for his Freedom Singer project, recreating the music…
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Rebekka Goldsmith is a professional singer, group facilitator and coach who believes that when we have full access to our voices, we unlock our creativity, awaken to our full capacity and catalyze deep and lasting change in our communities. She has spent over 15 years guiding individuals and groups in explorations of their physical, intuitive and collective voices. Rebekka travels throughout North America designing and facilitating transformative experiences that challenge and inspire people to realize their creative potential. She has studied extensively with master improviser, Rhiannon, and is certified as a professional Coach and an Instructor of Somatic Voicework. With…
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Laura June Albert, MA, is an educator, researcher, cultural organizer, and artist, based in Vancouver, unceded Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil- Waututh), and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) territories. Her research investigates the experiential body as a liberatory landscape for anticolonial and anticapitalist self-determination and liveness. She has worked in the arts as a performer, instructor, and lecturer in over ten cities in North America and abroad. laurajune.ca
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