Voices of Belonging: The Art of Collective Liberation
Co-facilitated with Aryeh Shell, Education Director at Creative Action Institute.
How do we embody now the future we want to live into?
How do we build beloved communities of belonging?
How do we strengthen our resilience, internally and collectively, to stay present and responsive to our changing world?
Using trauma-informed embodied arts practices, we will strengthen our capacity to be effective leaders and allies in authentic relationship with each other, working together for mutual transformation and collective liberation. This innovative diversity training creates a space for deep sharing and listening to foster a sense of belonging and solidarity.
We will explore:
- Ancestral stories and legacies
- Power, privilege and intersectional identities
- Trauma resiliency
- Communication and feedback skills
- Transforming limiting beliefs/internalized oppression
- Effective ally interventions and solidarity actions
- Deep ecology and biomimicry
- Emergent strategy
- Embodied visioning
Using poetry, visual art, storytelling, singing, drumming, ritual performance, Theatre of the Oppressed and the Work that Reconnects
7 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm, Feb 21-April 4 and 1 daylong Sunday March 11 10am-5pm. Terra’s Temple, 3051 Adeline St., Berkeley. At Ashby BART.
$650, a few sliding scale spots available.
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Aryeh Shell, MA is currently the Education and Training Director with Creative Action Institute, building the capacity of hundreds of organizations throughout the US, Latin America and Africa to develop leadership, foster innovation, deepen collaboration and shift attitudes, behaviors and systems. With more than 15 years of experience in popular education, cultural activism, program design and transformative facilitation, Aryeh has implemented dozens of innovative training programs for collective liberation. She holds two Master’s Degrees in Education:Equity and Social Justice and International Relations and has extensive training in community theater, Deep Ecology and the Work that Reconnects, anti-oppression theory and practice, Theatre of the Oppressed, Art of Hosting, conflict transformation, trauma resiliency, systems thinking, somatic resourcing and mindfulness practices. She was the founder and Director of the Herstories Project, building solidarity amongst women across lines of difference through ancestral research, workshops and theatrical productions. Aryeh has a gift and passion to create spaces for transformation, empathy, belonging and emergent strategies of change. She is also an avid gardener, archer, poet and dancer.
Amber Field is a queer Korean American adoptee performer, teacher, and healer. They are a graduate of Tamalpa Institute’s 3 year movement-based expressive arts training. They started out as a community organizer through Center for Third World Organizing and worked on living wage campaigns in the Bay Area and Chicago. After years studying music and healing practices such as yoga, reiki and meditation in India, they returned to the Bay Area in 2006 and started Amber Field Music. Amber uses music as a tool for individual and collective liberation and teaches Free Your Voice, Free Your Harmony, Free your Chakras, and Free your Drum and Sing. They facilitate a 5-day training The Art of Solidarity that uses somatic practices, expressive arts and drama therapy. They also facilitate Adoption Stories: Healing the Primal Wound for adult adoptees. Amber has extensive experience performing and directing collaborative theater and performance arts shows including Border Out about queer immigrants and Mixed, Blended & Whole about transracial adoption, mixed-race identity and interracial relationships. They transmit the love frequency through eclectic global sounds and beats. Music and liberation are their favorite themes. www.amberfieldmusic.com