ALLIES TO ACCOMPLICE Thank you so much for being interested in this powerful and imperative in-person work, at Mountain’s Way Sanctuary, on unceded Abenaki land, in the foothills of the White Mountains, colonized as Orford, New Hampshire. Please join us July 8-11 for this powerful workshop weekend: The 13 Week Roundtables Weekend Intensive: A Daily Conversation With White Supremacy Culture - with René Goddess Johnson and Jennie Hahn -
THURSDAY 8th - Short evening gathering, WELCOME
FRIDAY 9th - 9:00 start 12:30 Silent Lunch 1:30 Reopen circle 2:00 - 5:00 Afternoon Creative Process 5:00 Creation circle, recorded 6:30 Dinner
SATURDAY 10th - 9:00 start 12:30 Silent Lunch 1:30 Reopen circle 2:00 - 5:00 Afternoon Creative Process 5:00 Creation circle, recorded 6:30 Dinner
These workshops are intended for white-bodied people. We have BIPOC and White facilitators for each workshop. Part of the day will be sitting in communion and conversation, but we will also be doing a lot of embodied work, and there will be much space for self-reflection time. There is a beautiful little pond within walking distance of the house. We have the beginnings of a BIPOC library, which will be set up with easy access through the weekend. BIPOC family and friends are invited to spend the weekend utilizing the BIPOC retreat space, and meals free of charge.
Food is provided. A huge part of a nourished spirit is a nourished body and is a very important part of the retreat and respite work we do here. Dietary needs and restrictions are completely honored,
Consider this RUSTIC!!! We will have a bell tent set up in case the weather does not permit us to be outside. We have a lovely outdoor kitchen, with a wash station set up. We are still working on infrastructure, to be able to provide lodging in the future, but this summer will be camping only. We have 7 beautiful private campsites and a lot of pasture and field for those who don’t mind curious and friendly horses.
COVID protocols: Masks are REQUIRED in the outdoor kitchen, and any time you are near others. We will have a portapotty and will have wipes and sanitizer available, so that before entering and leaving you can sanitize for yourself and the next person after you. We will have liability release forms for you to sign, and that will include contact tracing information. I know we are doing really well in the Upper Connecticut River Valley, and all of this ensures that we continue to do so. We will have an outdoor wash station set up, and extra masks and sanitizer if needed. No one is allowed inside the house, other than for showers, by sign-up, and masks will be REQUIRED for entry.
ALCOHOL & DRUGS: We have people in recovery attending and staying on the land. Please be responsible and respectful, for yourself and to others. NO bottles or open containers in common areas. Cannabis is OK, but please follow the same rules as for alcohol. AND NO HARD DRUGS EVER.
There is limited to NO cell service here. But we do have WIFI and a house phone that can be used for emergencies. Expect to turn your electronics off and be present. It’s only a few days, and a beautiful way to check in and do the work.
These workshops are REPARATIONS. All proceeds from these workshops will go directly to providing respite, retreat, and sanctuary for Black and Indigenous people to connect with the land, to find healing and radical hospitality, SAFELY, on Black and Women-owned land. Learn more about the concept behind Allies to Accomplice with Mountain’s Way Sanctuary steward, Senayit Tomlinson in this Heart. Change. Consciousness podcast: https://youtu.be/HmxjMo9t62U TO REGISTER: Send an email to email@example.com to RSVP and include your dietary restrictions in the email. PAYMENT: $333 can be made in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org on PayPal or by check made out to Sally Tomlinson.
ABOUT EMBODIED EQUITY EE is holding a space for a group of non-BBIPOC community members to experience the same transformative journey through practice as a collective. We will meet for the weekend to work together in dialogue, embodiment, storytelling, deep listening, creative practice, performance, and joyful anti-racism work. At regular intervals, and in a structure co-determined by the group, we will share our work with each other and possibly invited audiences. We are presenting original performance material within our broader community functions to expand our dialogue and enable necessary feedback for our processes. We will utilize supporting materials, fluid creative structures, shared leadership, and accountability mechanisms to carry our work beyond the discursive into proliferating direct action. Some of the topics we will address include: daily self-activism, community, and familial activism, liberatory futures, characteristics of white supremacy and internalized racial superiority, showing up in BIPOC spaces, fiscal accountability, building confidence and stamina, relationship building, and commitment. We are looking for non-BBIPOC community members with diverse experiences and skill sets to offer a collective performance-based dialogue. Writers, directors, performers, artisans, designers, visual artists, musicians, community organizers, managers, video artists, nonprofit employees, employers, and volunteers, technicians, engineers, educators, makers, doers, and thinkers of all creative backgrounds are invited to join our round tables. This training is an incubator. The incubator is asking: how does this space inform you about becoming a better self-activist?” What is your daily anti-racist work as a white person? What is your daily decolonizing practice? EE’s conversations began with the belief that all humans are creators and therefore are uniquely positioned to envision, model, and enact new worlds. Creators are accustomed to experimentation, risk-taking, and developing new ways of being. Together, we can practice evolved forms of relationship and empower ourselves to manifest these practices among the broader public. Please join René Goddess and Jennie in the vital work of developing accountable relations and practicing de-colonial, cross-cultural anti-racism within our communities.