Storytelling, poetry & prayer with Guam-born indigenous rights/environmental lawyer and poet/author Julian Aguon and Pasifka minister, justice educator, and Indigenous circle-keeper, Chantilly Mers. Followed by a 3-week practice grounded in Aguon's book, led by Chantilly Mers and Kavitha Rao.
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Karma & Carving: Spoon-carving and talk story sessions with Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey This series met on Thursday evenings in July, 2021, and may repeat in a few months. We will let you know! Participants joined CWC faculty member and Vipassana meditation teacher Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey for a 4-session exploration of the mysteries of labor, value, […]
Beyond Solidarity: Brenda Salgado and Bayo Akomolafe We welcomed allies, ritualists and cultural healer-teachers Brenda Salgado and Bayo Akomolafe to riff on solidarity and what lies beyond. Together, these two brilliant and powerful guides shared wisdom and insights with our community. On May 19th, these two gifted teachers offered reflections on caregiving, and new frameworks and […]
This practice series began 3/15, 3/17 and 3/19/21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT, and concludes Wednesday 4/28/21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT. The class is free, and you are welcome to join any and all classes during the series. Dear ones, How are you? Yes, You. How is your body, your spirit, your resolve? For most of us it has […]
What does race have to do with it? Barriers to civic engagement and equity in Vermont Delma Jackson, Senior Fellow at the Center for Whole Communities, and Vermont State Senator Kesha Ram talked race, civic engagement, and the humanities. The speakers reflected on how our history and policies have contributed to creating, maintaining--and disrupting--systems of […]
Recording not available. For the last several months, CWC has been hosting virtual community conversations exploring Black/Indigenous solidarity. As we prepared to transition into a new series of community conversations AND launch the Dive-In-Justice Podcast, we wanted to mark this occasion by inviting back Shadiin Garcia, to join Delma Jackson (co-hosts of the new podcast), Ginny […]
We welcomed in the new year with a grief-transformation ceremony, led by two holders of tremendous visionary work being done to address reparations, rematriation, and sovereignty on land. We are so grateful to have been held in that space by Stephanie Morningstar and Leah Penniman! Listen to the recording here. Carrying on the legacy of […]
Fall series host Delma Jackson, III and Dr. Shadiin Garcia returned in conversation, connecting Black/Indigenous solidarity to the broader events and movements of 2020. We held space for folks to reflect on this year we’ve had, and Delma and Shadiin introduced their upcoming podcast, Dive-In Justice. You can find Delma’s latest blog post here.
We welcomed San Francisco-based poets Kim Shuck and Maurisa Thompson, hosted by Delma Jackson as a part of our ongoing Fall series on Black/Indigenous solidarity. Kim and Maurisa shared their art, honoring where we’ve been and imagining where we could go in relationship to our planet, our country, our communities, and ourselves. Their friendship, love for their natal city, […]
Pat McCabe (Weyakpa Najin Win, Woman Stands Shining) and Enroue 'Awo Onigbonna' Halfkenny, in conversation with Delma Jackson. We rejoined Pat McCabe and welcomed Enroue Halfkenny to our ongoing fall series. In the spirit of Black/Indigenous solidarity, CWC invited participants to practice the power of self care, healing, ceremony, and wholeness with our renowned guest practitioners. Pat […]
Dr. Shadiin Garcia and Dr. Claudia Ford joined our ongoing series of conversations, hosted by Delma Jackson, III, exploring the promises and challenges of justice, solidarity, and community building among Black/Indigenous populations. Together, these two brilliant and powerful women discussed where we’ve been, where we are, and where we might go. Opening with adrienne marie brown's […]