#MeetThisMoment: An Introduction to Conscious Use of Power

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A workshop to learn skills to stay committed to justice-seeking work & strategies for being effective and impactful in our social movements.

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Communities across the globe are grappling with pandemic and protest. We collectively find ourselves in a moment of radical transformation and sustainable action to demand a systemic and cultural end to the exploitative forces of systemic oppression. How will you #MeetThisMoment?

The fight is long and the road ahead requires courage. It is especially important at this time that the people who are committed to justice-seeking work are prepared with the skills and consciousness required to undo our internalized biases, navigate our relationships with accountability and compassion, and overcome our “fight, flight, freeze” responses. It is time to work through feelings of guilt and shame, transform our rightful rage into action for the purpose of showing up in ways that we are needed most in our social and environmental movements.

Join The Inner Activist, hosted by the St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, for a session to learn skills to stay committed to this work and strategies for being effective and impactful in our social movements. This workshop is a preliminary introduction to the upcoming Conscious Use of Power programs offered to audiences in the United Kingdom in February 2021.

What this workshop will offer:

  • A framework on power that builds a relationship between systemic power and psycho-spiritual power for the purpose of liberation.
  • Skills and practices for long-term solidarity with equity seeking communities in times of increased pressure and urgency.
  • The language to describe and hold accountable the behaviours and actions of people with dominant identities.
  • Time and space to process and connect with other participants who are committed to showing up for social movement work.

This workshop is for you if…

  • You are interested in working in solidarity with justice and equity seeking communities that you may or may not be a part of
  • You have already attended introductory workshops, trainings, have read books, listened to podcasts about oppression and systemic violence
  • You are open to exploring inner work and grounding practices that help you stay committed to this work

Things to consider in preparation:

  • Stable internet connection. The session will be hosted on Zoom.
  • A quiet/private space and/or headphones are recommended.
  • This is an interactive session, we encourage the use of sound and video for all participants.
  • Somewhere to take notes.
  • Breaks. We acknowledge the difficulty of online learning spaces and aim to include adequate time for breaks and movement.

Registration Fees:

For the purpose of equity and access, registration fees are on a sliding scale between £5-£25. We trust and honour your self-determination in selecting an amount that fits your needs and reflects your financial capacity to compensate for BIPOC led work.

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