Spiritual Ecology CoP #7: Dismantling racism


Spiritual Ecology CoP #7: Dismantling racism


DECOLONISATION PT. 3 – DISMANTLING RACISM
// We’ve hosted two sessions on Decolonisation in this Spiritual Ecology Community of Practice series last year, exploring topics of power, privilege and colonial history. We approach these sessions with care and attention, with the intention of creating a space that can bring us further, that deepens our understanding and commitment to action.

// This session is focused specifically on having a conversation about institutional and systemic racism – conversations that we really need to have as a society but that are often difficult to have. It is intended to be a learning space, a place where we can practice how to be in these conversations. There will likely be discomfort, perhaps awkwardness, or painful moments, but hopefully also a sense of connection and progress (however small).

// We’ll offer some framing from Spiritual Ecology, explore together how systemic and institutional racism works, inquire into how we are a part of these systems and what we can do to change these systems. Regardless if you’ve only recently become interested in this topic, or if you’ve been at the fight for a longer time, you are welcome to join.

PRACTICALITIES
Date: Thursday July 9th
Time: 19:30 – 21:30. Doors open at 19:15. Kindly allow yourself some time to arrive. Tea and cookies will be ready 🙂
Location: Crossboat @ de Ceuvel, Korte Papaverweg 2, Amsterdam.

TICKET
Cost: €10,- (student), €15,- (regular).
If money is a barrier for you, drop us an email: maaike@brightfuturelab.nl
Maximum 12 participants. Please note that your registration is complete after payment (via Tikkie).

Get your ticket here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-ECSQFMy_hd09DqzmQ4H3oC6g5OsDsE4yJtOZtKhSzIodeA/viewform

BACKGROUND
What is Spiritual Ecology?
For me, Spiritual Ecology is about living in a peaceful, kind relationship with oneself and all other forms of life. I think it is a radical shift from the status quo. A shift that requires great bravery.

We have developed a highly dysfunctional society that is based on continuous economic growth at the expense of the Earth and its many life forms, including human lives. This system is intentionally designed to be more oppressive for some than for others, and ultimately harms everyone. From how I have been introduced in this work, Spiritual Ecology brings together environmental injustice with social injustice.

To shift to a regenerative society, I think we need to
• grow our own capacity for compassionate action
• build relationship and inclusive communities
• reconnect with Earth and find ways to be in service to life

This Community of Practice is a place to practice and learn together. To grow our ‘muscles’ of resilience, compassion and warriorship.

THIS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
It is my aim to create a space that welcomes all identities, recognises that everyone is on spectrums of privilege and oppression and to hold space for people to express what it’s like to have these experiences. I would like it to be a space where we can hold difficult conversations, allow all emotions to be present, and support our own and each others’ learning process. You are very welcome to join.

Looking forward seeing you there,
Maaike
founder Bright Future Lab

9 July 2020

€10,- (student), €15,- (regular)

Crossboat

starts: 19:30

ends: 21:30