A SERIES TO EXPLORE RACE AND EMBODIED PRACTICES, WISDOM, AND SUPPORT FOR YOURSELF AND AS ACCOMPLICE TO PEOPLE OF COLOR

Waking Up White - Aug-Oct 2020

A 6-Session InterPlay Series
Jennifer Denning and Katie Hymans

ONLINE

Every other Sunday, starting Aug 9

• 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 August: Aug 9 & 23, Sept 6 & 20, Oct 4 & 18
12:30-2:30 PT /3:30-5:30 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.


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 Katie Hymans at 916-502-0924

Venue

Online Workshops

ONLINE
Leaders
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.
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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