A chance to connect with each other with questions and guided practices related to prior BCW sessions, holding whatever is alive in the moment and following what emerges.
About Beloved Community Well
Beloved Community Well is a weekly practice space to build skills and connections for people committed to justice, healing and wholeness. Each week we will rotate between workshop sessions where facilitators will offer content on topics relevant to nonviolent movement work and relational sessions where people can give and receive support. This project is a collaboration between East Point Peace Academy and the Necessary Trouble Collective.
We welcome everyone from around the world to participate in this weekly space and we have an intention to address the reality that BIPOC folx often feel isolated and alone in nonviolent movement spaces, so we will have affinity spaces each month where we hold separate break out groups for BIPOC identified folx and white identified folx. We hope you will join us in this experiment!!
laura ann coelho
laura (she/they) identifies as queer, kid of immigrants from India and the Philippines, born a settler on stolen Ohlone land with class privilege. laura brings 10 years of experience in the fields of public health and community mental health, working with community-based nonprofits, grassroots organizations, and government agencies on program and evaluation design and implementation, facilitation and coaching, and fundraising. after experiencing a personal health scare in 2013, laura began consciously studying embodiment and healing arts. as an embodiment practitioner today, laura is committed to politicized healing with intergenerational immigrant and BIPOC communities. laura’s greatest joy these days is laughing with their two niblings.
Luis Miranda (he/him) - Luis is a core circle team member and trainer at the East Point Peace Academy. He is based out of unceded Eastern Shoshone and Goshute land now known as Salt Lake City, Utah. In the past, Luis has organized with transparency movements in Guatemala, with grassroots leaders participating in the Colombian peace process, and with immigrant justice groups in the United States. These days, he works as a Senior Organizer with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign supporting the movement for a Just Transition in the Mountain West. Outside of work or organizing, Luis enjoys playing music, practicing mindfulness, and exploring Utah's majesty.
Chris Moore-Backman Chris is an activist-organizer and author of The Gandhian Iceberg: A Nonviolence Manifesto for the Age of the Great Turning. He is also producer of Bringing Down the New Jim Crow, a radio documentary series examining the movement to end the U.S. system of mass incarceration.
Chris has worked with a variety of human rights, peace, and social justice organizations, including the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Christian Peacemaker Teams, the Alternatives to Violence Project, and Right Sharing of World Resources, and he has served on international peace teams in Colombia and Palestine.
THIS EVENT IS OFFERED ON A GIFT ECONOMY BASIS. NO FEE IS REQUESTED, BUT DONATIONS TO EAST POINT PEACE ACADEMY IN SUPPORT OF OUR FACILITATORS ARE INVITED.
This event will happen virtually using the Zoom online conferencing platform. If you are not familiar with this platform, click here for instructions.