The Ecology of Power and Privilege

The Ecology of Power and Privilege

There is a powerful historical relationship between our disconnection from the natural world and systems of human oppression. By grounding our social justice work in connection with nature, and our nature connection work in social justice, we gain access to new tools and strategies to bring healing and justice to all wounded places--our psyches, our human communities, and our ecosystems. Join Pinar Ates Sinopoulos-Lloyd and Darcy Ottey of Youth Passageways’ Cross-Cultural Protocols Working Group for an experiential, body-based, trauma-informed workshop. Together, we will build an ecological understanding of power, privilege, and oppression, and explore our own niche within these contemporary structural dynamics, as we look through the eyes of nature, gaining naturalist skills in awareness, observation, and tracking, and applying them to our social world....

Looking through the Veil: Exploring Ancestry as a Path of Liberation

Looking through the Veil: Exploring Ancestry as a Path of Liberation

Connecting with one’s ancestry is much more than an idle hobby. It has deep relevance in our lives and in the struggles we face as individuals, in our communities, and as a human species. The wounds of our ancestors are “etched deeply into our bones,” as scholar Ronald Grimes puts it.

Coming together at the full moon, during the time of year when the veil is thin between worlds, we will sing, dance, play, tell stories, walk the land, and listen to the ancient ones whose voices have been silenced yet still whisper in our ears. We will dive deeply into social justice theory and practical, hands-on ancestral reconnection, all the while tending to our hearts and the fierce and gentle work of ancestral healing...