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[Live Streamed] Unpacking Whiteness with Anna-Brown Griswold
Jan 21, 2021| $130 – $260
January 21-February 25, 2021
8 Limbs Livestream
Led by Anna-Brown Griswold, co-facilitated by Kimber Simpkins
What is whiteness? What is white privilege/white supremacy? How can folks who identify as white see and dismantle our racism? At this historic moment of uprising against the violence and injustice of systemic racism and white supremacy, how can our practice support waking up to and dismantling these systems both internally and externally? And how can our spiritual practice support white folks to courageously follow this inquiry without collapsing in shame, guilt, or defensiveness?
Racism is not only racial hatred and bigotry, it includes the vast array of visible and invisible systems that give advantages to people who are considered white while disadvantaging people of color. For white identified folks, looking at it can be painful, provocative, and ultimately liberating.
Come and unpack these questions with the guidance of an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate white facilitator.
The 6-week series format will allow time to digest and inquire in a supportive but challenging environment.
Note: this class does not involve asana (posture) practice.
The curriculum of this series is designed primarily for people who identify as white to do the important work of waking up to racism in ourselves and the world– i.e. it is intended to be a white caucus space as one very small part of larger social justice movement spaces that are BIPOC centered. If any BIPOC folks are interested in joining (at no charge), please be in touch at the email below.
Class recordings will be available for one week after each class for those who miss a session.
Questions, concerns? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
✓ January 21-February 25, 2021
✓ 4:00-6:00pm (Pacifc)
8 Limbs offers 3 tiers of pricing to support meaningful access at different economic levels and to support social justice initiatives at 8 Limbs. Please consider registering with the SUPPORTING or SUSTAINING rates:
✓ Supporting: $260
✓ Sustaining: $195
If you need financial support to access this series, you may access it with our Supported Rate:
✓ Supported: $130
The facilitator will be offering her part of the payment as reparations to a group of black educators.
Note: Our series require a minimum of five registered participants, by five days before the start date; if you are considering joining please register early.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to start of series. No refunds allowable after that time.
About the instructor: Anna-Brown Griswold
Anna-Brown Griswold – (she/her pronouns, white-identified). Anna-Brown works as a trauma therapist and facilitator in Seattle. For most of her adult life she’s been experimenting with how to integrate the transformative power of meditative practice, the skills of psychotherapy, and a good dose of radical analysis to challenge and dismantle oppression. She is passionate about bringing together tools for awakening and social justice. As a mom to a toddler, integrating anti-racism work into the whole beautiful mess of parenting is an ongoing exploration.