People of Color & Allies Retreat: Our Return to Ancestral Meditation Medicine
Date(s): November 12, 2017 at 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Index Art Center
Cost: Free-$20 donation
Teacher: Ib’nallah S. Kazi Instructors: J. Javier Cruz & Andrea Lee Presenters: Mesha Allen & Muta Morton
Donation-based fee: $20 suggested/$15 student
Vegan Lunch Included Limited seating 30 students.
This full day (optional part day) retreat with Newark Center for Meditative Culture will include sessions in meditation, medicine movement, yoga, spoken word, and other disciplines. Kazi will lead students to explore the spiritual, ethical, and practical applications of the self-knowing, self-healing, and self-transformative arts of the indigenous, enslaved, colonized and immigrant Americans. The resurgence of interest in the meditative arts in the People of Color communities in the 21st century is missing an impor￼tant link. That link can connect us to the genetic continuity revealing the secrets to our “surthrival” in the face of the already mounting challenges to our safety, inheritance, and very humanity. Through immersion with People of Color at this retreat, White Allies can deepen their understanding and support. A white ally is a person of white-skin or who is white-person-identified of unearned privilege who engages in anti-racism work while practicing principles of cultural humility. Our ancestors have left us a diverse tool chest of systems, practices, and wisdom insights to meet the challenge of “this time”. This program is appropriate for non-meditators and beginners through advanced meditators of any discipline. You must register to attend. You are welcome to attend part-day for the morning or afternoon session, but maximum benefit is gained by attending the entire retreat.
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NOTE: This retreat will be held at Index Art Center on the Second Floor. Stair access only.