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De-colonizing the Work That Reconnects

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - February 26 @ 1:00 pm

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A Workshop for White Facilitators of the Work
facilitated by Aryeh Shell
and Mateo Hinojosa

Friday evening, Feb 24 through Sunday midday, Feb 26, 2017 
Canticle Farm, Oakland CA

In service to the Great Turning and the construction of an equitable and inclusive society – something we need more than ever in the wake of the recent US presidential election – we will work to uncover the blind spots of white privilege and identity that can inhibit our capacity for true solidarity and systemic change.  How do we act with integrity, awareness, humility and accountability in our journey to dismantle the internalized and systemic nature of white supremacy?

We will both critique and utilize the Work that Reconnects as we  unpack whiteness and deepen our commitment to anti-racist action and allyship in our country and world at this historical moment. Join us!

To enable this workshop to happen, a small team of volunteers is needed to take care of logistics.   Tasks include:

  • handling registration,
  • arranging for a venue,
  • coordinating places to stay for out-of-towners,
  • coordinating meal planning and preparation, and
  • workshop supplies, set-up, and clean-up.

Registration fee: $200 (sliding scale available)
To register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2797887

Aryeh Shell is a European-American educator and activist who has studied with Joanna and facilitated the Work that Reconnects since 2001 with communities throughout the US, Latin America and Africa. She is the Education and Training Director with Creative Action Institute and has taught anti-racism, arts activism and creative leadership trainings for the last two decades in schools, communities and social change organizations. With MA’s in Education and International Relations, she also brings deep knowledge of somatic practices, mindfulness and an integral approach to human development and transformation.

Mateo Hinojosa is a Bolivian-American facilitator, educator, activist and artist. He trained with Joanna in 2014 during the 6-month Work That Reconnects for People of Color workshop. Since then, he has implemented WTR techniques with diverse communities, including indigenous youth, dealing with current and historical trauma, and the staff of 350.org, grappling with the reality of climate chaos. Additionally, he has worked teaching at Bolivian orphanages and in US high schools; leading Theater of the Oppressed workshops and facilitating staff retreats; and filming neurosurgeries, street art, and indigenous foodways. He is the Media Director at The Cultural Conservancy, a Native-led non-profit based in San Francisco.


February 24 @ 5:00 pm
February 26 @ 1:00 pm
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Canticle Farm
1968 36th Ave
Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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