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Sound of Rest Song Circle is a song meditation centering on black voices uplifted to interrupt the trauma story of Unrested Labor. This is an opportunity for us to be in prayerful meditation and a slowing down of what it means to absorb a collective commitment to supporting folks who have been navigating the state of being Unrested in their resource gathering.
This is a mixed-space event. Both people of the global majority and allies are welcome. The meditation will support holistic thinking on how to make resource gathering happen in a rested state in communities that have historically had to fight for survival. The event will also help break down what it means to be an ally, a key supporter, an anchor person, and a disruptor of the Unrested Labor trauma story, not just this week or this month, but as a part of a life practice.
Unrested Labor is the acknowledgment of the slavery and post-slavery exploitation of black labor that is often unvalued, untracked, and unsupported.
Let us sing, chant, meditate, and rest in community.
Aaron Johnson is a facilitator, public speaker, and touch specialist working to identify and interrupt barriers between people. As co-founder of both Holistic Resistance and Grief to Action, Aaron takes the time to hold the stories of black people around homophobia, transphobia, internalized racism, and those that are Chronically UnderTouched. Because oppression is a part of historical and present American culture, the long-term impact of those trauma stories should be acknowledged and held as a map for our collective healing. Aaron Johnson practices and invites various methods of moving through these stories, such as the communal listening ear, sound healing, meditation, and closeness to the earth.
Song Circle: Masking in indoor settings is required for the song circle (performers/facilitators may be unmasked after rapid testing prior to the event).
Workshop Location: Masking is optional for the workshop; however, we ask that those who would like to be mask-free rapid test beforehand.
*If you are feeling unwell the day of the workshop or have had a Covid exposure, please do not attend. Thank you!
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