Nirali Shah: Activism of Beauty, Paradox and Mystery


Join us as we explore why reclaiming and expressing beauty is an intensely courageous and powerful tool of disruption for direct action movements.

We will examine the shame and guilt of soaking in beauty when the world is in extraordinary crisis. Why does it become critical in these times to learn the art of deeply inhabiting the paradoxes of ‘Urgency and Slowness’, ‘Grief and Celebration’, ‘Fierceness and Vulnerability’, ‘Assertiveness and Humility’ in our every choice as activists? What is the role of Mystery, the Sacred and Eros in the dominant western framework of activism and its interaction with Colonization and Patriarchy? 

About the Speaker
Nirali Shah is a meditation teacher, activist, artist and lover. In the past she served in one of the largest slum communities of Asia for close to five years followed by living in remote villages and forests with native communities learning indigenous practices. She has spent many years studying deeply the Nonviolent Freedom Movement of India with Gandhian Elders. She is also the co-creator of the Fierce Vulnerability Workshop at East Point Peace Academy and core member of the YTBN Network. See more at

This event will happen virtually using the Zoom online conferencing platform. If you are not familiar with this platform, click here for instructions.

This is an event being offered in the Gift Economy. No fee is being requested, but donations to East Point Peace Academy are welcome.

June 16, 2020 at 4:30pm - 6pm
Zoom Video Conference
East Point Peace Academy · · (510) 500-7853

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