Whole Heart Connection
for People of Color
Baltimore, MD – April 25-26, 2020
Taught by Mahlía Joyce and Rachelle Dixon
Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Communities, Healing Our Nation
Right now is a time when we need to be at our most clear and most strong, so that we can reach out to each other and create connections that will serve everyone’s health and the health of our planet. This has been a time of great pain for many people of color. We aim, specifically, to offer this workshop to this specific group at no cost in an effort to heal wounds, repair damage, and assist our communities in moving forward together in health.
Whole Heart Connection is a set of tools for mutual empowerment, and for holding non-violent core alignment in conflictual situations. The body-based nature of these practices makes them ideal for becoming conscious of, and clearing, unconscious embodied racism and sexism, including internalized racism and sexism. These are tools for fostering equality even in the midst of social power imbalance.
Our goal is the well-being of entire communities, and so we are committed to fostering personal health every step of the way. There is no division between being an activist and taking care of ourselves.
Rachelle Dixon is a Black Latvian American woman with over a decade of experience in teaching about health, sexuality, spirituality and gender within the LGBTQ community. She is dedicated to and passionate about serving minority populations in public health efforts and social justice actions.
“This class is like continuing education in decolonizing ourselves. It’s like a jailbreak—taking down the walls we’ve built to defend ourselves, but which have come to stand between ourselves and our full potential.”
Mahlía Joyce is a Black woman with over 20 years of experience in education, social justice work and community engagement. She is dedicated to and passionate about cultivating healing among individuals and communities experiencing historic and ongoing oppression.
“These are life saving body-based practices. It’s life saving work. This is how to not die when people are trying to kill you. This is beyond self-defense. It’s beyond self-preservation. It’s towards health.”
Saturday and Sunday
April 25-26, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
There is no tuition for this workshop!
We are accepting donations only.
2720 Sisson St
Baltimore, MD 21211
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