Join folks who completed the InterPlay Waking Up White Series & are committed to racial equity and transformation within ourselves & the world.

White Awake Affinity Space

Agnotti Cowie, Jennifer Denning, Daniel Dilliplane, Christine Gautreaux, MSW, Karen Hatch, Katie Hymans, CC King, Lisa Ward, Gretchen Wegner, and Cynthia Winton-Henry

Online, ONLINE

2nd Thursday of the Month - 4:00-5:15pm PST; 4th Sunday of the Month - 1:00-2:15pm PST.

White affinity spaces are for white people to come together to figure out how to dismantle white supremacy within ourselves and our communities.

There will be different facilitators bi-monthly who will share some of their learnings about white fragility, white guilt, and how centuries of historical racism are bubbling up to the surface now due to the continued horrific killings of Black people.

Come here with your questions and concerns, so we do not burden our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) friends with ANYTHING.

This will also be a time to move, share stories, and use your voice in your authentic way.

We will work on physically letting go of what doesn't serve the whole community and calling in what is asked of us from our BIPOC community.

Once you sign up using the Buy Now button below, the zoom link will be emailed to you before the start of class.

No one turned away for lack of funds - email the co-leader of the upcoming session for the zoom link. This info can be found on the InterPlay Facebook Event listing.

(50% of your payment will go to the Racial Equity and Transformation Mini-Grants Fund)

Payment Options
Day/Date or Note for Office:

Cost: $20 per session; more if you can/less if you can't (50% will go to the Racial Equity and Transformation Mini-Grants Fund)

Registration/Information: You can Register by using the Buy Now button on this page

Venue

Online

Online, ONLINE
This will be an online event which could originate from anywhere in the world and would be open to anyone around the world.
Leaders
Agnotti Cowie
Agnotti Cowie attended the first ever “Art & Social Change: InterPlay for Millennial Leaders” in 2010. Since, she joined InterPlay’s national board as well as becoming a certified InterPlay leader. For the past two years, she returned to Oakland as a facilitator of the Art and Social Change training. Agnotti facilitates workshops worldwide employing a variety of pedagogical techniques such as InterPlay, Theatre of the Oppressed, and Devising. Currently she is based in Chicago where she does workshops in schools, organizations and with social movements. Recently, she has taken her work around the globe teaching workshops in Vietnam, India, and Germany.
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.
Daniel Dilliplane
Dan uses InterPlay in the college curricula that he develops for classes that he teaches in Communication and in Theatre/Performance. His work focuses on performance for social change.
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.
Karen Hatch
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.
CC King
CC King is a certified InterPlay Leader and trainer, Boston-area coordinator and a memory play specialist. She has been practicing the joyous unfolding of Interplay for almost 20 years. CC is an expressive therapist, visual artist, teacher and community activist. As the co-founder of a local arts and environment program, she facilitates workshops in organic sculpture and organizes public performance. Play with elders and Memory Cafes are a special interest, as are cancer support and racial healing & transformation. Her background includes nonprofit management, art and family therapy, trauma-informed InterPlay and a life-long commitment to finding sustenance, creative activism, and joy in the natural world.
Lisa Ward
Lisa is a certified Interplay leader, mother of two, and Unitarian Universalist minister. Born and bred UU, Lisa's first career was in theatre and film, specializing in ensemble work. She has served congregations for the last 28 years in Manhattan, Queens, White Plains, New York, Churchville, Maryland, and Milton, Massachusetts.

Ways interplay threads have woven in her life: Change the Race Dance, Competency with Discomfort (White affinity group addressing racism), UU minister and/or youth groups, occasional moments in worship, and ways to play with seeking wholeness when impacted with domestic violence.
Gretchen Wegner
Gretchen Wegner is a teacher, performer, and academic life coach who delights in helping others find expressive freedom. When she first came to InterPlay she was a burned out brainiac with degrees in Intercultural/Post-Colonial Performance Studies and Education (phew!); now she is an impassioned storyteller, dancer and teacher (yay!). Her warm presence and structured classes make the technique of InterPlay fun, accessible and transformative. Gretchen teaches the Tuesday night drop-in class at InterPlayce and performs with Wing-It Ensemble.
Cynthia Winton-Henry
Cynthia Winton-Henry, co-founder of InterPlay with Phil Porter, has researched "what the body wants" in the arts, in jails, shelters, slums, hospitals, churches, businesses, classrooms, doctoral programs in theology and the arts, and in multicultural education. She develops somatic curriculums to address racism, leadership for the Earth, and spiritual intelligence with an eye to supporting millennials. A featured speaker on the Body Intelligence Summit and a keynoter at conferences, Cynthia is the author of What the Body Wants, Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last; Dance - A Sacred Art: Discovering the Joy of Movement as Spiritual Practice; and Chasing the Dance of Life: A Faith Journey. Currently writing on Body Wisdom and Social Justice and on "Ensoulment," she coaches leaders seeking spiritual intelligence for our time at cynthiawinton-henry.com.

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