Archeology of Self Intensive: A Healing-Centered Excavation
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About the Event
This Archaeology of Self Intensive will resemble a self-care retreat that will invite participants to perform excavations on themselves as it relates to justice, bias, and stereotypes they hold about others, and ideas on various forms of self-love. It will combine writing exercises, mindfulness practices, a dive into history, and touch on the components of a racial literacy development model as a sustainable approach to justice work, especially in relation to building equitable education systems and futures. Practitioners at all levels of awareness and from all disciplines are welcome. This will be a special gathering to be in community to do powerful and sacred self-reflection as many transition into teaching or consulting positions in the early fall. A safe and brave container will be created for participants to do deep healing work and, when appropriate, connect with others to learn about different strategies and approaches.
In essence, many organizations--including businesses, schools districts, higher education institution--are responding to the current events in our world as “ the moment to do something.” These organizations have begun to develop or intensify their DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accountability) initiatives. Sadly, many of these initiatives will remain as “a moment” for many of these institutions and for the people who take up the work within them. This will happen, in part, because the institutions will take a systems approach without working deeply with the hearts and minds of those who design the systems. These individuals must do deep self work around anti-blackness, homophobia, religious bias, and oppression. We envision this intensive and immersive experience as a catalyst for people who want to go deeper and as a support those who want to deepen their understanding. We look forward to holding space for you.