Ancestral Healing for White Folks and My Grandmother’s Hands Reading Group
October 19 @ 7:00 pm - December 21 @ 10:00 pm
$350 – $550
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 16, 2022
A class series on ancestral healing for white folks focused on learning about our lineages and ancestries so that we can more authentically show up for movements for racial and social justice.
Ancestral Healing for White Folks is a 10 class weekly class series starting Wednesday September 14th. This is a powerful, transformational, and rigorous class series that supports folks socialized as white (and in proximity to whiteness) to connect to their ancestries and lineages in a way that supports generational healing and strengthens our capacities to show up for racial justice. This is a class weaves together history, folklore, somatic work, critical readings on unlearning white supremacy and opportunities to delve deep into our own lineages and folkways. Together we reach back and learn about when our lineages were more connected to the earth and trace trajectories of historical trauma of where disconnection may have happened.
In this class we hold space for each other as we practice somatic ways of experiencing our emotional bodies, our grief and rage and whatever else arises, as we learn about the origins of empire, capitalism, white supremacy and patriarchy. We support each other as we practice tools and explore resources for unlearning white supremacy and other disconnecting ways of being and re-member ourselves as human spirits searching for ways to be in right relationship with ourselves, our communities and our world.
The Details: This is a 10 class series that meets weekly on Wednesdays on zoom starting Wednesday September 14th from 7 PM – 9 PM EST (4 PM – 6 PM PST). There is an optional, free, and highly recommended accompanying My Grandmother’s Hands Reading Group that meets for 9 Mondays starting Monday September 12th 7 PM – 8:30 PM EST (4 PM – 5:30 PM PST). The class series will include an invitation to participate in an ancestral research project / community zine creation that will be presented to fellow participants at the culmination of class. Class participants will also be invited to join the Ancestral Healing for White Folks discord community that I facilitate for extra support and community on this journey of healing and self learning.
This 10 class series is offered on a sliding scale that ranges between $350 – $750, with potential options for folks to participate on a no one turned away for lack of funds basis if we meet our overall tuition goal. Class capacity is capped at 8 participants to allow for a spacious and intimate learning environment. Folks can check out https://www.selfhealherbs.com/classes for more info and registration.