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Internalized Racism Support Group August 21, 2011

Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Sitting groups & Support groups.

This will be an Oakland-based group providing safe space to self-identified people of color (with a special welcome to LGBTQQI folks) who would like support in healing their own internalized racism.

So often we are lonely in our experience of racist oppression and finding a safe space to explore the emotional and spiritual toll that racism takes on us can be difficult.

In this group, we will use movement, mindful awareness practices, ritual, energetic healing practices, and empathic listening as tools for our personal and collective liberation.

This group is in its formation stages – we are gauging the interest level in this topic before moving forward. So please email us at bayarea.mindfulspirit@gmail.com to let us know you’re interested!!! We hope to begin meeting monthly in Fall 2011.

**Please note that in order to create safe space to discuss the effects of racism on those who are most affected by it, this group is limited to people of color. Thanks in advance for respecting this guideline.

Group Facilitators:

Andrea Davis has her Masters of Divinity and has several years’ experience leading groups for youth and adults on spirituality, social justice, and identity. Her passion is exploring how the healings arts can empower individuals to practice self and community healing around the traumas inflicted by institutional, systemic, and historical oppression.

Angela Urata has lived out her commitment to social and economic justice through her 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She has led workshops on spirituality and conflict resolution with incarcerated and homeless women. As a certified yoga teacher RYT 200, she has witnessed the healing and transformative powers of body-based wisdom and practices.

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