Meeting Our Shadows
In the struggle for climate and social justice, we will inevitably experience complex emotions in the face of violence and marginalization. Sometimes these emotions show up in relation to those who trigger us most, and sometimes in relation to those who we idolize. With gentle and brave curiosity, we will go through a set of mindful and reflective practices to explore our own shadows and to further develop our own personal practices. Through being in nurturing relationship with the parts we dislike most about ourselves, we will find a source of compassion and wisdom that will enable us to show up with fierce vulnerability.
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!!
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.