Social Change Sunday 4 (FREE)*

Facilitated by Roberta Wilmore & Jamila Jackson

September 22, 2019 -
4:00pm to 6:30pm


Co-hosted by the West Cummington Congregational Church and held at the Parish House (27 W. Main St, Cummington, MA 01026)

The Art of Supportive Connections & Principled Compromise
Are you a rebel, change agent, helper, or advocate? There are many different approaches to changes in human interactions. Join us for an Earthdance evening of expansion, light, and energy to help combat these difficult times. 

Social Change Sundays is a series of 7 workshops for opening dialogue about intersectional social justice at Earthdance and across the region. Through critical thinking as well as creative, interactive, & movement-based tools for interrupting oppression, the intention of the series is to build authentic, equitable relationships and strengthen our collective resources for transformative justice.

We encourage local & regional community members, leaders, and organizers of all types to come learn and build with us! Advance registration required.



Schedule:
3:45pm Arrival at the Parish House (27 W. Main St, Cummington, MA 01026)
4–6:30pm Workshop 
6:30–7:30pm Light Supper 

Stay tuned for these future Social Change Sundays: October 27 & November 24, 2019

Jamila is an artist, facilitator and scholar who uses embodiment, storytelling, and contemplative practices to build community and cultivate leadership development. Originally from the Bay Area, California, she attended Howard University for two years and received her B.A. from Hampshire College. She is currently completing her Masters of Fine Arts at Wilson College. Her background in dance, cultural & community expressive arts, and emotional and trauma release work has helped to shape the leadership model she offers through her work running The Embodied Leadership Project – a local non profit organization. EmbodiedleadershipProject.org

 


Roberta Wilmore has over 30 years of leadership, organizational, and business development experience in settings as diverse as real estate management, science & technology, and education. She is also passionate about supporting Creatives. Her work focuses on developing the capacity of individuals and teams to be courageous, liberated learners and leaders. While she has many titles over her professional career, multicultural leader, educator and learner best reflect who she is.

Raised in Pennsylvania, her father, a preeminent theologian, historian, and educator, gave her the gift of vision and perseverance. Her mother, her biggest mentor, taught her to push aside all self-limiting beliefs. Her message to all—be true to yourself; that which you love, you must spend your life doing. This has led her to take risks where others have not, to make unexpected connections among individuals, ideas and organizations, and to create new organizations and programs which reflect her beliefs and values.

A non-traditional educational journey, including international travel, extensive horse-womanship, and meditation, built her love of learning and her leadership style. Today, she laughs a lot. Roberta’s journey has shown her that happy people work harder and that work must not kill the human spirit.



We are offering this event for FREE! The value of this event is $40–$75. Please consider making a donation in any amount to help support this event and others like it at Earthdance. Donate Here >>

The West Cummington Parish House is ADA Accessible. For more info, contact development@earthdance.net.
Free childcare is available if you register by 9/8. Email development@earthdance.net for more info.

Please Note: Trainings may be filmed to offer documentation to the general community as reference tools, and for further learning and engagement.

  
Thank you to the National Endowment for the Arts, Easthampton Savings Bank, Springfield & Cummington Cultural Councils, and the West Cummington Congregational Church for generously sponsoring this event.

photo credits: Anna M. Maynard