A series to explore race and more embodied practices, wisdom, and support for yourself and as an ally and accomplice to people of color.

Waking Up White

A 6-Session InterPlay Series
Jennifer Denning and Christine Gautreaux, MSW

Six Wednesdays beginning June 3 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm PT /1:00-3:00 pm ET. Jun 3 & 17, Jul 1 & 15, Aug 5 & 12

Do you want to contribute to the community with more clarity and love as we address and heal from racism?

Do you seek more embodied practices, wisdom, and support for yourself and as an ally and accomplice to people of color?

If so, you are invited to join InterPlay leaders and Racial Justice Educators, Jennifer Denning, and Christine Gautreaux, MSW for Waking Up White. We will explore and research our ability to play and stretch through discomfort by using InterPlay forms to tell our stories as we uncover ways to dance with the challenges of racism and privilege.

You will be able to both enter into the practice AND see how we use InterPlay to deal with our own socialized systemic racism.

This class is based on the book Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debbie Irving.

Six Wednesdays beginning in June: Jun 3 & 17, Jul 1 & 15, Aug 5 & 12
10:00 am-12:00 pm PT /1:00-3:00 pm ET

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. If you want to be added to a wait list for the next offering, email the InterPlay office at office@interplay.org.

Cost: $240

Let us know if you need financial assistance.

Body Wisdom Inc is developing a program for training its new and existing InterPlay Leaders in Racial Equity and Transformation, which will be required of all InterPlay Leaders who wish to maintain their certification. Although the full shape of this program is still being developed, InterPlay Leaders and Leaders in Training who participate in the Waking Up White workshop will receive at least 12 hours of credit toward completing the requirements of that program.

Cost: $240

Registration/Information: Questions? Email info@interplay.org or call Jennifer Denning at 404-272-0848 or Christine Gautreaux at 770-256-9191


Jennifer Denning
Jennifer is keenly interested in using the InterPlay forms to promote racial justice and healing and collaborates in developing and leading the worskhops Sankofa Communities and Using Body Wisdom to Build Just Communities. She directs InterPlay Atlanta's performance group, Soulprint Players. She launched InterPlay Atlanta’s programming with women in prison and teaches regularly at Trinity House and The Friendship Center. Jennifer has also worked as a professional actor and currently teaches and directs with Synchronicity Theatre’s “Playmaking For Girls” program. Her work has long centered on the intersection of creativity and spirituality. Jennifer serves on the Body Wisdom Board of Directors and InterPlay's Racial Equity and Transformation committee.
Christine Gautreaux, MSW
Christine (she/her) is dedicated to the pursuit of play, joy, art & social justice. Christine’s superpowers include connecting people, helping folks manifest their dreams, standing up against injustice and using art to make a difference in the world.

She currently uses performance art, movement, poetry, storytelling and Interplay to address issues of oppression with women who are incarcerated, people living with severe and persistent mental illness and homelessness. She also works with activists and artists to maintain balance and self-care during these intense times we find ourselves living.

Pivoting with the times Christine has been called an expert on Zoom and utilizes this online platform to facilitate connection and ease in an online, interactive learning environment.

Christine Gautreaux holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has professional experience with successful grant writing, community organizing and social media marketing. Christine is a life coach for caregivers who are burnt out and ready to take back their own life and make it delightful again. She is the co-author of Stillpoint: A Caregivers Playbook to find ease and to take a deep breath and reclaim joy.

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