Waking Up White - 2024

A 6-Session InterPlay Series
Jennifer Denning, MSW and Katie Hymans


Multiple Sundays, May 19-August 18, 12:30-2:30pm PT/3:30-5:30pm ET

• Do you want to contribute with more clarity, courage and love as we address and heal from racism?

• Do you want to show up in more powerful and grounded ways – for people of color, for other white people, for yourself – as part of the process of creating racial equity and transformation – both within the InterPlay community and your broader community?

• Do you seek more embodied practices, wisdom and support as you make your way on this path (whether you are just beginning or well along)?

This online class, led by Jennifer Denning and Katie Hymans, offers space to deepen our understanding of racism and white conditioning at both the personal and collective level. We will draw on Debby Irving’s insightful book, Waking Up White, as well as other readings. We will use movement, voice, storytelling, dancing on behalf of, and other InterPlay tools to stretch and exform our way through discomfort and into our deepest embodied knowing about how to transform racism and white conditioning.

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

Six Sundays beginning in May: May 19; June 9 & 30; July 21; August 4 & 18
12:30-2:30pm PT /3:30-5:30pm ET

Let us know if you need financial assistance.

For questions about the class, call Jennifer Denning at 404-272-0848 or Katie Hymans at 916-502-0924.

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Note for Office:

Cost: $250

Registration/Information: For registration or financial assistance questions, email office@interplay.org


Online Workshops

Jennifer Denning, MSW
Jennifer is keenly interested in using the InterPlay forms to promote racial justice and healing and has collaborated in developing and leading the workshops “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 has taught regularly at Trinity House and The Friendship Center. Jennifer has also worked as a professional actor and taught and directed with Synchronicity Theatre’s “Playmaking For Girls” program for over fifteen years. Her work has long centered on the intersection of creativity, spirituality and social justice. Jennifer currently works as a financial social worker, using financial education as one tool to advance economic equity. She delights in weaving deep breaths, InterPlay storytelling forms, and body awareness into her workshops. Jennifer is a former co-president of the Body Wisdom Board of Directors and a founding member of InterPlay's Racial Equity and Transformation committee.
Katie Hymans
Katie Hymans is a passionate racial justice educator who incorporates movement into her work toward collective liberation for all. With a focus on exploring white privilege/whiteness, she blends creative expression with social justice in ways that are all at once healing, fun, insightful, and approachable. Katie brings an easy-going and welcoming attitude that puts people at ease and allows for us all to laugh at ourselves at the same time as pushing our edges. With additional education in Theatre of the Oppressed, a Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology and Social Transformation, a Certificate in Sound, Voice, and Healing, and extensive exploration of her own whiteness, Katie offers a unique approach to racial justice that focuses on our connections with each other.

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