PeoplesHub Workshop – Connect online as an individual
Breaking Down Barriers
Delve into the power of questions and real-life scenarios to deepen your BODY’s (not just your mind’s) analysis of anti-racism. This workshop is for white-identified folks to dive courageously into exploring our racism, oppression, and privilege. We’ll explore how our own and others’ trauma and oppression are ultimately linked to white supremacy culture. Through connection and building relationships, we aim to break down barriers in our hearts and minds, reaching for each other for a lifetime.
Porsha Beed, Aaron Johnson, Dylan Wilder Quinn, & Jennie Pearl
Length and Type:
2 hours per session
Connect as an individual
Friday, December 4th
From 4-6pm PST/ 6-8pm CST/ 7-9pm EST
Saturday, December 5th
From 12-2pm PST/ 2-4pm CST/ 3-5pm EST
This training is ideal for:
White identified people interested in a body-based approach to antiracism (BIPOC welcome to attend).
- Practice reaching for each other using strategies that connect us in long-term community, as opposed to shaming and blaming people out of the movement
- Expand your ability to sit with discomfort
- The ability to use your voice in various ways to express and discharge emotions
- Gain tools for self-inquiry and holding others in their personal process
- Mindfulness and embodiment to create long term resilience and anti-racist patterns in our bodies
What do you do to prepare?
Please choose a location with a strong internet connection, where you are able to share and listen comfortably. You’ll need a laptop or desktop computer, with video and headphones.
Choose what to pay, starting at $20. The true cost of this workshop is $50/person, which allows us to continue offering programs like this one and pay trainers a fair wage for their time and expertise. Like you, our trainers work hard for change in their communities and have often developed the knowledge, skill and gifts that they are offering through many unpaid hours — let’s support them to be sustainable in their work and craft!
Ready to sign up?
Porsha Beed (she/her) is an intimate activist and mentor who specializes in teaching young people and adults about the importance of deep human connection and the importance of self-love and resiliency. As an earth builder and integrator of race, she strives to build a lifelong community to end racism. Her love for the Earth and for intentional community is the nest in which Porsha has chosen to fight systems of oppression.
Aaron Johnson (he/him) is an earth builder, teacher of closeness, and activist. Using intimacy and closeness to blackness as a way to dismantle racism, he is often found speaking, teaching, singing, photographing, filmmaking, and practicing minimalism. Aaron leads a mentoring program called Turn It Up Now that focuses on elevating the power, talent, love, and work ethic of black youth. He believes that deep connection is one of the most powerful tools in dismantling racism as a life-long practice.
Dylan Wilder Quinn
Dylan Wilder Quinn (they/he) believes closeness is necessary to dismantle oppression. Their combination of life experiences as a childhood abuse survivor and holding both oppressed and oppressor identities informs their liberation work. They are especially passionate about bringing fellow trans, queer, masculine, and disabled white people along in seeing how our own liberation and mental wholeness is deeply tied to ending white supremacy while centering POC liberation.
Jennie Pearl (she/her) is a facilitator, yoga teacher, and bodyworker who leads from emotion and embodiment in liberation work. She is committed to bridging the gap between racial justice and healing work. She founded and facilitates Wake Up: a group for white-identified people who want to unlearn their racism and white supremacy culture from the inside out. She believes cultivating anti-racist relationships with other white folx, is a necessary aspect of the work white people must do in order to dismantle racism.