June 2023 UWSinKC Unlearning Circle
Start: 2023-06-26 19:00:00 UTC Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
End: 2023-06-26 21:00:00 UTC Central Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
This is a virtual event
Please join us on zoom June 26th at at 8 pm ET, 7 pm CT, 5 pm PT, for our Undoing White Supremacy in Kink Community Unlearning Circle. In this unlearning circle we will return to another characteristic of white supremacy culture: Sense of Urgency.
Our discussion will focus on how this characteristic, which is used as norms and standards for the way groups think and act, show up in us, our institutions, the systems we develop, and our communities. (See resources below for more about this characteristics as defined by Tema Okun and Kenneth Jones.) The website says this about Sense of Urgency: it is"our cultural habit of applying a sense of urgency to our every-day lives in ways that perpetuate power imbalance while disconnecting us from our need to breathe and pause and reflect."
Hope to see you there!
UWSinKC invites you to give us feedback about the ULCs - what you like about our format and ideas you have for ways ULCs could better meet your needs - things you’d like us to try, explore more, what might be altered, . . .. Please take a few minutes to email UWSinKC@UWSinKC.com with the subject line: feedback ULC.
Tricia Hersey Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/for-the-wild/id942809988?i=1000592492078
Tricia Hersey author of Rest is Resistance: a Manifesto https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/tricia-hersey-the-nap-ministry/
“We are socialized into systems that cause us to conform and believe our worth is connected to how much we can produce. Our constant labor becomes a prison that allows us to be disembodied. We become easy for the systems to manipulate, disconnected from our power as divine beings and hopeless. We forget how to dream. This is how grind culture continues. We internalize the lies and in turn become agents of an unsustainable way of living.”
― Tricia Hersey, Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto
People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond - Antiracist Principles
Please note: We appreciate you arriving at the beginning of the unlearning circle. We ask that you be familiar with our Community Agreements. To foster connection, we agree to keep our cameras on during the meeting. At some point we will close the room to latecomers.
UWSinKC invites you to give us feedback about the Unlearning Circles (ULCs) - what you like about our format and ideas you have for ways ULCs could better meet your needs - things you’d like us to try, explore more, and what might be altered.
Please take a few minutes to email UWSinKC@UWSinKC.com with the subject line: feedback ULC.