Healing the Roots of Racism in Ourselves: for white-identified/white-adjacent folks – March 12 &19

Friday, March 12, 2021
Time: 3:00–4:30PM, March 12 & 19
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
Location: Online
Fee: Sliding scale of $0-60. Fee We encourage you to pay the ticket price that fits your budget.

These sessions (March 12 & 19, a two-part  workshop) is for 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). 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.

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.

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.

Fee: 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.

There is a separate session (March 5) for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community.

This workshop is offered through The Farm-Based Education Network (FBEN). The FBEN is a free member network created to strengthen and support the work of farmers, educators, and community leaders who provide access and experiences of all kinds on working farms. Our mission is to inspire, nurture, and promote farm-based education. The FBEN is a project administered by Shelburne Farms and supported by regional groups, advisers, and founding partners.

[Photo: Jeremy Bishop]

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