Stay Looking: Stay Connected
With Aaron Johnson
September 1 - 6, 2024
The Stay Looking workshop is a deep-dive exploration of social justice and healing from oppressive systems. It begins with personal reflection, including silence and song, and progresses into a collective awareness of Black oppression and grief. Throughout the workshop, attendees will learn practices to help them sit with difficult emotions like anger, grief, rage, sadness, discomfort, and hope. The goal is to remain present in the body, nature, and community. It’s important to come with an understanding that our deep contemplation on unrested labor, Black grief, and dismantling oppression in Canada and America is a big topic and will open the door to our ability to stay looking.
This workshop is designed for white-bodied allies (male/female/non-binary) who want to dismantle racism and become more effective advocates for genuine change.
“Attending Aaron’s workshops is truly an adventure in learning, feeling, and connecting. His ability to help those in the room with him see what they’ve been missing is second to none. He holds a generous space that invites participants to step into the necessary discomfort while staying present to what is possible within them.” – Past participant
- Learn to stay present in your community
- Practice tools to help dismantle oppression within your community
- Build capacity to move through and hold grief with other activists
A detailed schedule will be available at least 2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.
Aaron Johnson is a multifaceted social activist, public speaker, and touch specialist dedicated to identifying and interrupting the barriers between people. As a co-founder of both Holistic Resistance and Grief to Action, he is committed to holding space for the stories of Black people around issues like homophobia, transphobia, internalized…
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