2018 Embodied Learning Summit
Racism, oppression, and white supremacy are deeply embedded into our society - historically, systemically, and culturally. It's time to start having meaningful and difficult conversations about racism, oppression, and injustice in this country. As yogis, healers, educators, and mindfulness practitioners, we have a responsibility to put our yoga practice and values into action to fight the systems and beliefs that disenfranchise people of color. Keynote speaker is Patty Adams, a queer CIS white woman, a healing justice worker, and a trauma therapist and community-based yoga teather committed to the work of social movement, global justice, and collective liberation. This conference is organized by Keval Kaur Khalsa, Professor of the Practice of Dance and Theater Studies at Duke, and Dr. Dr. Michele T. Berger, Associate Professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at UNC-CH and the Director of the Faculty Fellows Program at the University of North Carolina's Institute for the Arts and Humanities. This summit is for everyone who is interested in movement, mindfulness, and racial justice work. It is for everyone who has been hesitant to have these conversations, but wants the tools to begin fighting racism in their everyday lives. You can be a longtime practitioner of yoga or new to the mat. We invite all people interested in movement work and mindfulness, not just yoga.