Social Change Sundays 3: Courtship, Kinship, and Consent (FREE)

with Christos Galanis & Tyler Rai

June 23, 2019 -
4:00pm to 6:30pm

Social Change Sundays are a series of 7 workshops for opening dialogue about intersectional social justice at Earthdance.

In each 2.5h training, co-led by a trained Social Justice Facilitator and a Somatics Practitioner, participants will engage in open dialogue, critical thinking, and creative, interactive, & movement-based tools for building authentic, equitable relationships. Post-session there's a shared supper and open dance/jam space where we can further integrate the material.

We encourage local & regional community members, leaders, and organizations 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 for more info.
*Trainings may be filmed to offer documentation to the general community as reference tools, and for further learning and engagement.


Workshop description:

Courtship, Kinship, and Consent
To what - or whom - might we extend the social? In this two-hour workshop, we will inhabit and invoke our responsive bodies to guide us into dialogue with the other-than-human world, extending the social realm beyond an exclusively human-centered framework. We will utilize somatic awareness and conscious listening to practice principles of kinship, courtship, consent and reverence for those who are other-than-human. Together we will ask permission, offer gifts, intuit protocols and nurture intimacy between ourselves and the land that holds us. Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook for writing and be prepared to stay for the entire two-hour timeframe. We will primarily work outdoors and participants are encouraged to wear clothes suitable for the weather that greets us that day.


3:45pm Arrival
4 - 6:30pm Workshop 
6:30 - 7pm Light supper
7 - 9pm Open Jam

Stay tuned for these future Social Change Sundays: 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)