WTR Webinar: Continued Exploration into De-escalating Patterns of Harm in White Dominant Spaces
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT$25 – $50
This is a follow-up event from the August 28th Conversation Cafe on de-escalating patterns of harm in white dominant spaces.
Mutima Imani, Tzy-Ping Chen, Aravinda Ananda, Jane Hera and Jo Hamilton invite you to
join us to continue learning about and practicing how to de-escalate patterns of harm in white dominant spaces.
This session is open to anyone who either attended the August 28th Conversation Cafe or watched the recording of that session.
We ask you to take at least a couple of hours to read and reflect on the “De-escalating patterns of harm in white dominant spaces” document and that you watch the recording of the first event before attending this gathering.
This will be an opportunity to dive deeper into the content of the original document; talk about how things have been going for you and your practice group if you are a part of one; explore additions to the original document; and practice through roleplay how to de-escalate some of the patterns.
It is an opportunity to be in learning and in practice together.
suggested donation: $25-50
Aravinda Ananda has been facilitating Work That Reconnects for over 10 years, and has been a convener of the Anti-Oppression Resource Group for 4 years which focuses on integrating undoing oppression approaches into Work That Reconnects facilitation.
Tzy-Ping Chen is a communications enthusiast. Starting his career with an engineering degree in telecommunication, he quickly decided to practise facilitation in place of management in large corporations. His journey contributed to the questioning of “business as usual” and turned his interests towards environmentalism and social justice, and how they are constructed by the stories we tell ourselves. Trained in WTR facilitation and Nonviolent Communication, he is also an organizer and pragmatic thinker who connects concepts and ideas. Tzy-Ping is based in France, where he was born, and raised in the lineage of Taiwanese heritage.
Mutima Imani is a social justice visionary, master trainer and facilitator working to heal the heart of humanity by providing 21st century tools for personal/professional development and transformation. As a global diversity specialist, she is highly skilled at bringing diverse groups together to practice heart centeredness, resolve conflicts, transmute old wounds and establish new relationships where all are seen and honored. Mutima is a Work That Reconnects Facilitator who understands that social justice and climate crisis issues are cut from the same mindset of denial, she is committed to awakening to black love and being in harmony with nature and all its members.
Jane Hera is a Permaculture Design teacher who has been incorporating WTR into her courses for the last 20 years. She is Non-neuro Typical and a “Third Culture Kid”, someone who grew up with white, english culture in her home and Burmese Bhuddist culture where she lived.
Jo Hamilton is a WTR facilitator based in Oxford, England, whose work focuses on research and action for climate and racial justice.