Yoga is Awareness

What is Yoga is Awareness?

Yoga is Awareness:
An open forum to continually shed light on how racism shows up in our community, and how we can learn and do better
Join this free live stream forum on the 4th Tuesday of each month @ 7:30pm
There is no cost to attend and absolutely EVERYONE IS WELCOME!  The forum is not recorded or available for watching after the live session so we can encourage and maintain a brave space for people to share openly.  Our intention each month is to select relevant books, movies, documentaries, podcasts, etc. that we can use as jumping off points for discussion.

“We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.”  ~ Malcolm X

UPCOMING FORUMS

Tuesday, Jan 26 @ 6 – 8pm
The Perkins Conroy Speakers Series will present a moderated online panel discussion entitled, “A Community Conversation: Discussing Race and Racism”.

In an effort to support local organizations that are bringing awareness of racism in communities, as well as elevating black and brown voices, we have decided to postpone the Yoga is Awareness forum, “Cultural Appropriation vs. Cultural Appreciation” originally scheduled for that same evening. We encourage those who planned to attend the Yoga is Awareness forum to attend this panel discussion if at all possible. Please register at: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Join-us-for-A-Community-Conversation–Discussing-Race-and-Racism.html?soid=1103889870247&aid=qcvonxHucbA&fbclid=IwAR0LP2LTWEmquu5WgCMnfbyrS7Iv7rEqU2VLFey9NttY93jaJK4JWaoHSQU

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd @ 7:30 – 9pm
Cultural Appreciation vs. Cultural Appropriation
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RESOURCES:

Tuesday, March 23rd @ 7:30 – 9pm
Special Guest Kent Alexander:
A History of Policing
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A History of Policing: A PowerPoint webinar (w/a Q&A)  facilitated by Kent Alexander. This webinar will explore the history of policing in America, its relationship to the current scene, as well basic steps for creating meaningful change.

Kent Alexander is a writer and an anti-racism and workplace culture consultant.  His current and past clients include Gilburg Leadership Inc., the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, the Wildflower Alliance of Western MA,  Mount Grace Land Trust, TerraCorps, UMASS Amherst Theater Dept., the Center for Community Resilience after Trauma, the United Way of Hampshire County, and the Franklin County Development Fund, among others. Kent is serving his third year as the diversity, equity, and inclusion advisor for the ValleyCreates initiative of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Northampton Arts Council.

Learn more about Mainspring Change Consultants – the organization that Kent runs with his partner in change, Ang Roell –  https://www.mainspringchangeconsultants.com/.

Kent Alexander’s presentation is sponsored by Revolution Community Yoga.


RESOURCES FROM PAST FORUMS:

Resources from the 7/22 Forum “White Fragility”:

Resources for the 8/25 Forum: