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      Healing our Bias: Race & Gender in Philadelphia

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      April 17, 2019

      Wednesday   7:00 PM

      1170 South Broad Street
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146

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      Healing our Bias: Race & Gender

      Healing our Bias is back with 2 distinct workshop! We invite you to take steps forward decolonizing your thoughts and actions. These workshops will center us in the uncomfortable yet revolutionary seat of change. As we each begin to identify our own bias and privilege, we will work together to re-map our thoughts and build a lifestyle of anti-racism/gender inclusion through mindful & somatic reflection. Our facilitators include movement in our learning process. This helps us access our subconscious reactions and thoughts to thoroughly reflect and change. If possible, wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. Healing our Bias: RaceWednesdays 7-9pmMarch 20th, 27th & April 1stWe will dive into reflective and physical practices to un & re learn how our bodies respond to racism.This series will be led by artists and activists Esther Baker-Tarpaga and Shanel Edwards. Healing our Bias: GenderWednesdays 7-9pmApril 17th, 24th and May 1stWe will expand our thinking to discover how acceptance of a full person includes a broader gender spectrum, and how we can work through our unconscious bias & discomfort to heal ourselves and pave new pathways of inclusivity for the future.This series will be led by artists and activists Eppchez Yes! and Shanel Edwards WHEREHeadlong1170 S Broad St. CONTRIBUTIONWe require that participants enroll in the full 3 weeks. We believe that in order to make a real, tangible difference in one’s life, enrollment a session should be viewed as a commitment to a practice.$65 per 3 week session$30-$60 per 3 week session (POC)ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS Shanel Edwards is a Black Queer Non-Binary Philadelphia based dancer, photographer and poet. Their work centers Black Queer Femme-hood, intimacy as a tool for healing, and radical joy. Shanel is a world builder and doesn’t rely on capitalism to imagine art. Their poetry has been published/featured in Wusgood magazine. They received an Art and Change grant through The Leeway Foundation and the Small But Mighty Arts Bartol Micro Teaching Artist Grant. Shanel holds a BFA in African American Studies and Psychology from Temple University.Esther Baker Tarpaga is a performance artist, educator, and choreographer. She co-directs Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project, a transnational performance company based in Burkina Faso and Philadelphia. She is a member of Propelled Animals, an interdisciplinary arts and social justice collective. Her work is focused on racial and environmental justice, and how art can be used as a tool for healing. She has taught at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Temple University, Princeton University, University of the Arts, University of Iowa, and Ohio State University. She is co-founder of Meredith Elementary School Parents Anti-Racist Discussion Group. Eppchez Yo-Sí Yes is a queer, Quaker, Cuban & Jewish theater artist, musician, designer and cultural change agent. Ey is the artistic director of Alma's Engine, self-producing lyrical, deeply querying work in music and theater, as well as the founding designer at Darb Garb. Where Eppchez makes wearable art objects and articles to affirm non-binary and Non Conforming life. Eir broad range of work asks big questions with frankness and humor while making space for folks living in queer/non-white bodies and imaginations to feel seen, valued and thrive. Eppchez holds a BA in theater and writing from Wesleyan University. Since 2010 Ey have worked on Quaker committees focusing on anti-racism and dismantling White Supremacist culture within the Religious Society of Friends. Learn more about eir work: 3 weeks: Race - $65.00 3 weeks: Race (POC) 1 - $60.00 3 weeks: Race (POC) 2 - $50.00 3 weeks: Race (POC) 3 - $40.00 3 weeks: Race (POC) 4 - $30.00 3 weeks: Gender - $65.00 3 weeks: Gender (POC) 1 1 - $60.00 3 weeks: Gender (POC) 2 - $50.00 3 weeks: Gender (POC) 3 - $40.00 3 weeks Gender (POC) 4 - $30.00

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