In this session, we will have a chance to connect with each other with questions and guided practices, 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!!
The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Vickie Ya-Rong Chang (she/her) was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. In her work as a psychologist and writer, she is dedicated to personal = collective liberation. She supports API movement spaces through offering awareness and somatic practices, which are fundamental to her individual and group counseling work. She is strengthened by her connection to Chinese ancestral practices and shaped by her relationship with the people, culture, and land of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, first settled by the Puebloans, Ute, Jicarilla Apache, and Navajo/Diné; the holy hill Arunachala in India; and the Divine Buddha Temple in Taiwan.
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.
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.