with Liana Foxvog and Lailye Weidman
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.
*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!
*Earthdance is ADA accessible.
*Free childcare is available with at least two weeks advance notice. Email email@example.com for more info.
*Trainings may be filmed to offer documentation to the general community as reference tools, and for further learning and engagement.
4 - 6:30pm Workshop
6:30 - 7pm Light supper
7 - 9pm Open Jam
About the workshop
Anti-Oppression Approach to Facilitation
This second training in the series is for people who facilitate meetings or who expect to do so in the future—whether at work, with family, or among organizers. The use of embodied awareness and an approach focused on equitable participation can transform meetings from repressive settings to collaborative gatherings. Come discover tools and tricks of the trade from a highly interactive workshop.
About the facilitators
Liana Foxvog is an organizer and campaigner in the global justice movement with a focus on amplifying and supporting the struggles of grassroots groups organizing for change in the supply chains of multinational corporations. Her background includes anti-oppression training, popular education, story-based strategy, and non-violent direct action. Liana finds joy and presence in dance, and has practiced Contact Improvisation for 17 years.
Lailye Weidman is a choreographer and educator based in Western Massachusetts, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Hampshire College, and a 2018 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow in Choreography. Her recent projects include Showman, an homage to the resonance of hardcore music; Social Animal Please Tame Me, an ensemble dance theater work investigating consent and consensus; and Dike Dance, a site-specific performance and community dialogue on salt marsh restoration. She worked with the Movement Party from 2013-2016 to collectively produce Fleet Moves, an annual site-based dance festival on Cape Cod for four seasons. She is also a member of Femmelab, a queer research and movement collective. Lailye received her BA in dance from UCLA and an MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work has been shown in venues on both coasts, the Midwest, and Europe. She has been an artist-in-residence at APE Ltd Gallery in Northampton, Light Box in Detroit, the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance (iLAND) in New York City, Hothouse UCLA, and the SEEDS Festival at Earthdance. She was Associate Editor for several issues of Contact Quarterly and remains a contributing editor of the publication.
Stay tuned for these future Social Change Sundays: June 23, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 17
Thank you to the National Endowment for the Arts, Easthampton Savings Bank, and the Springfield & Cummington Cultural Councils, our generous sponsors for this series!
(Photo credits: Anna M. Maynard)