Movement for the Movement: Practices to Stay Woke and Well

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” ― Audre Lorde

The multiple and intersecting systems of oppression in our society show up as physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional duress, often leading to burnout and isolation. In these workshops, we will collectively discuss internalized racism, heterosexism, sexism, cis-ism, classism, and ableism, and reflect upon ways we can listen more deeply to what our bodies, minds, and spirits need from us and our community. Kama and Lillie will share movement and meditative tools and practices that can interrupt how our internalized oppression and privilege shows up in our lives and work.

In order for practices of liberation to matter, they must be enacted internally in our bodies.

We welcome all bodies. No prior movement experience required.

Pre-registration required. Limited to first 20 registrations for each workshop. To register, please complete this form:

Additional Workshop Dates:
Thursday, May 4th and Thursday, June 1st

This workshop series is part of Kama and Lillie’s joint regional fellowship with the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. To learn more, please visit:

With/Out – ¿Borders? ll Conference

With/Out – ¿Borders? ll Conference

October 21 and 22, 2016

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Kalamazoo College
205 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

This will be a CONFERENCE – [UN]CONFERENCE featuring modules that will include panel discussions, breakout sessions, and performances designed to prompt us to collectively conjure, theorize, decolonize, and map a future we can all thrive in.

Modules will focus on the following interventions:

*Cultural and academic work informed by Afrofuturism, the visioning of post-oppression desires through fantasy, film, technology, and speculative fiction.

*Radical teaching, campus activism, and education advocacy that upends colonial knowledge to create liberatory educational structures and paradigms.

*Ideologies and technologies that move toward a renewable energy [r]evolution and sustainable future.

*Global and local work creating next systems and deploying new economic possibilities and strategies.

Confirmed Speakers and Facilitators:

Naomi Klein ~ Adrienne Brown ~ Daniel Beaty ~ Christina Heatherton ~ Peter Bratsis ~ Sunni Patterson ~ Dara Cooper ~ Alice Kim ~ Stephanie Shonekan ~ Prudence Browne ~ Simon Akindess ~ Sean Estelle ~ Nicholas Estes ~ Alex Lubin ~ Shante Paradigm Smalls ~ Cynthia Young ~ Valorie Thomas ~ Shayna Plaut ~ Shreena Gandhi ~ Jaafar Aksikas ~ Erin Polley ~ Scott Kurashige ~ Amaha Selassi ~ Denise Miller ~ Kai M. Green ~ D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem ~ Jiba Anderson ~ Francisco Villegas ~ Xavier Morales ~ Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez ~ Rhonda Williams ~ Rebecca Alexander ~ Ali Abunimah ~ Mildred Williamson ~ Jax Lee Gardner ~ Jacob Corvidae ~ Tama Hamilton ~ Yolanda Vega ~ Sojn Boothroyd ~ shea howell ~ Tawana Petty ~ Shannon Sykes ~ Binney Girdler ~ Kali Akuno ~ Santiago Valles ~ Ntanya Lee ~ Matt Birkhold ~ Sholanna Lewis ~ Jonathan Romero ~ Karla Aguillar ~ Pat Fry ~ Anne Mitchell ~ Elizabeth Vega

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