Social Justice Resource; Embodying Anti-Racism: Being the Change!
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Embody anti-racism and become the change you want to see in this world! As yogis when we hear these words:
“I Can’t Breathe” – George Floyd
we feel into this as a mighty call to action to awaken our beloved community to do anti-racism work. Please join us as we explore cycles of oppression, history of racism and uncover how and where we can help our world heal. This 6 week series met live in June 2020 and now exists as supportive content/journaling AND an ongoing monthly call for yogis, teachers, trainers everywhere who want to awaken to understand how to use our privileges in service to end racism…..
Be prepared to drop into a heart centered embodied space, go deeply beneath the surface together and co-create a relational container for embodied learning.
Music in this Course: Ang Sang Wahe Guru – Jai Kartar
- The basics of anti racism activism; why its more important than ever
- The awakening of anti racism after George Floyd’s death in 2020 and how we can continue to grow in awareness and capacity to make change happen from within
- Key concepts of the civil rights struggle and how to embody this movement and move from complacent to participating ally or resister of racism
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