Waking Up to Our Own History
Dates in 2019: March 20, April 3 and 17, May 1
9-11 am PST Noon - 2pm EST
Registration is on a sliding scale: $45-$75
This 4 session online workshop (2 hours each), with extensive interaction with other attendees, will be based on seeking right relationship to all peoples and our Mother Earth. Developed by the Elder Activists for Social Justice group of EAN, as a group we turned out to be mostly descendants of settler/colonizers and immigrants from Europe. We have endeavored to learn the truth about our own family history so as to better understand our place now, in particular as elders and people dedicated to creating a better world for future generations. We wanted to understand how we got where we are embedded in a culture of continuing oppressions, and on-going harms, in crisis mode today. We will be using a social justice lens to look at the history of white supremacy and systemic racism in the US. We have noticed a disconnection with our own authentic sense of self, particularly as elders in this culture, but also in grasping what responsibility do we have for our own lifetimes and all the past lifetimes that created us today.
What is our role as elders in this current culture, facing the social injustices in our lifetimes and in our lineage, and proclaiming our moral voice for a better world?
Facilitators Molly Arthur and Molly Brown.
Dates in 2019: March 20, April 3 and 17, May 1, 9-11 am PST