Architecture of Connection: Decolonizing Our Person and Practice
Start decolonizing the body from the empire of the mind by unconditionally witnessing and sensing into your own body. Then break down the isolating individualism of the dominant White culture by sensing the social field - within and through the small screen - as your body moves among other bodies.
Presented by Rie Algeo Gilsdorf
May 01, 2021
If Divide and Conquer are the tools of Colonization, what are the tools of Decolonization? Join Rie Algeo Gilsdorf to build Architectures of Connection, reaching across the divides within our bodies and communities. We will explore practices of Unconditional Witness, Collective Sensing, and Action Confidence as methodologies of Decolonization. Utilizing the embodied social art form, Social Presencing Theater (SPT), start decolonizing the body from the empire of the mind by unconditionally witnessing and sensing into your own body. Then break down the isolating individualism of the dominant White culture by sensing the social field:
- within and through the small screen
- as your body moves among other bodies.
Move past whatever's got you stuck and find seeds of possibility and connections to help you get there.
In this workshop you will:
> Deepen understanding of White as an embodied color, culture & consciousness
> Examine integration of antiracism into the private somatic practice
> Situate individual efforts to decolonize/dismantle racism within a systems change paradigm > Practice factual, empathetic and generative listening to the individual body as well as the social body,
> Structure mutual support for the ongoing journey of antiracism.
Rie Algeo Gilsdorf (She/Her) is passionate about seeing and integrating the big picture. She aspires to connect humans across distance and difference; to integrate mind and body, science and art, healing and change-making. With advanced degrees in Biology and Dance, Rie has an appreciation for the perceptions of the mind, heart and body, and the critical thinking and creativity they can provoke. Rie integrates Systems Change, Social Presencing and Critical Race Theory to apply all of this to overcoming systemic racism on a personal, social and global level. Throughout her career Rie has worked with innovative schools, nonprofits, and progressive faith communities to facilitate adult learning that develops capacity to achieve equity across race, gender, sexuality and ability as well as urban, suburban and rural cultures. Most recently she spent six years as part of the team at Courageous Conversation, learning how to engage productively in equity work as a white woman. She now provides racial equity seminars, coaching and consulting through Embody Equity, and is recognized as a leader in the global community of online movement facilitators of Social Presencing Theater and Theory U.
Zoom Video Conference
Early Bird (Until April 10, 2021) $147.00 Thereafter $197.00