February 6, 2021
9am Pacific US time / 12pm Eastern US time / 5pm UTC
Registration required: Register here.
Facilitated by Rolfers Paul Wirth and Tristan Koepke, we will practice several somatic meditations and experiences inspired by the work of Somatic Abolitionist Resmaa Menakem.
We’ll start from the premise that culture is in part somatic, so some of the causes and effects of white supremacist culture may be found in our soma. Exercises will explore sensations, memories, and power dynamics within our somatic experience that facilitate a deeper understanding of the embodied aspects of white supremacy.
Each exercise will be followed by an opportunity to reflect, share, and discuss.
We recommend familiarizing yourself with Resmaa Menakem1 and his foundational book, My Grandmother's Hands, although all are welcome to join us regardless of experience. Please also take the time to reference Liberation Somatics' Guidelines for Open Meetings.
This is a free and open event.
In gratitude of the wisdom that Resmaa Menakam has offered, please consider donating to him directly:
Cash App: $Resmaa
Besides reading My Grandmother’s Hands, you can get a general idea of Menakem’s work from these articles and interviews:
Breaking the Chain: Healing Racial Trauma in the Body: An Interview with Resmaa Menakem by Kristin Moe
On Being With Krista Tippett: Resmaa Menakem: Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence
On Being With Krista Tippett: Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem In Conversation ↩