Our Offerings

Reparative
Communal Consultations
in Somatic Abolitionism
for White Bodies

With Resmaa Menakem
& Carlin Quinn

February – July 2022

Thursdays for 2 hours

A 6-month communal journey of healing and reparative practice for white bodies.

Countering white body supremacy and the restoration of wholeness for Black, indigenous and all other bodies of culture requires white bodies take an embodied approach to consciousness and healing. Cognition is ineffective in dealing with white body supremacy because it shows up in the way we move through space and time. Any project, strategy, scheme or idea that is not embodied will be tossed into the cultural bonfire of “Curing Race-ism.” The roots of white body supremacy run deep and are implicit to our experience. It’s from our embodied experience, therefore, that our work begins.

The “reparative” nature of these communal consultations for white bodies has meaning on multiple levels. First, the healing of white body supremacy, within white bodies and white community spaces, is a reparative act that is our collective responsibility. These reparations move forwards and backwards in time, repairing the impact our ancestors had on passing white body supremacy to our generation. simultaneously, in healing white body supremacy within this generation we break the chain and it is stopped from being passed down to future generations.

Second, ERE is committed to the redirection of financial resources back to those whose communities were most impacted by white supremacy and colonialism. Part of our financial living practices is that a majority of the income from this event will go to Indigenous and Black led, land based community projects which focus on the preservation and restoration of their culture and communities.

 What is a communal consultation?

Through establishing a communal container we will tend to the ways white body supremacy moves through us individually and collectively. We will work together to dismantle and heal the impact of white body supremacy on ourselves and our people. This in turn will support us to cause less harm across race and culture. We will learn what it means to stay together, through the fire of trigger and when the impulse towards separation surfaces. This will be a collective learning space where white bodies, all holding different social locations, will lean into building culture through engaging embodied practices, together.

What is the commitment?

As the kick off to the communal consultations we require all registrants to attend our Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism course being offered on February 2nd & 3rd, 2022 with Resmaa Menakem & Carlin Quinn. This event offers a foundational base for cultivating a practice of somatic abolitionism personally and communally and will serve as the foundation for our work moving forward. For white bodies, this is a two day event. The session on February 2nd is for white bodies only, with Carlin, and February 3rd with Resmaa is for all bodies.

Part of this foundation’s course is also attending the retention space happening one week later on February 9th, 2022.

Following the foundations course, the commitment for communal consultation includes one session a month for two hours with Resmaa and Carlin and 1-2 meetings a month with your communal triad (which will be assigned) to work the practices in between our larger group sessions. If you have already participated in prior communal consultations and you already have a triad and wish to continue with them, this will also be possible.

Who is this for?

Reparative Communal Consultations for people who identify as white and move through the world in a White Body (RCCWB). It is also open to people who may be mixed race or mixed heritage and yet experience white privilege in their daily lives. This group is open to men and women, queer, trans and non-binary identities. We intend for this to be an inclusive space and wish for all bodies to feel welcome and nourished.

For Indigenous, Asian, Latine, brown or any other Body of Culture, we ask that you join the Communal Consultations for Bodies of Culture (CCBOC).

For Black bodies, we ask that you join the Communal Consultations for Black Bodies (CCBB).

For white passing bodies of culture, we realize that part of the strategy of white body supremacy is to erase culture and dilute meaning. We ask that people who walk through the world with white privilege and have a lived experience of being treated as white in the world, please attend the group for white bodies. For those who are white passing and live as a body of culture in the world, please feel free to join the BOC group with the recognition that both your proximity to whiteness and your experience as a body of culture will be asked to be worked with.

“When white Americans build culture that is sane and loving, they will no longer feel a need to exclude people of color from it. Ultimately, whiteness must transform race to culture. Once this has been achieved, it can begin to transform from culture into community.”

~ Resmaa Menakem

Important Registration Details

SLIDING SCALE TUITION
$800-$1,800

Participants have two options to pay:
Option 1: Pay in Full at time of registration.
Option 2: Pay in Two Installments.
Payment 1: Non-refundable deposit equal to half of sliding scale amount due at time of registration.
Payment 2: Second half charged on January 15th, 2022.
This option is only available to those who register by December 16th, 2021.
In order to qualify for the payment plan, you will be asked to sign an agreement to have your credit card automatically charged for the final installment.

Partial scholarships are available – once you select your racial identity on the registration form, the sliding scale payment option and scholarship application will appear.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT:  All participants are required to attend the Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism course in February 2022, and attend LIVE a minimum of 5 out of the 6 monthly sessions. Participants are also required to meet monthly with their assigned triads. We will be tracking attendance.

Recordings of sessions will be made available for private use only for two weeks prior to each session and will not be available after that.

These offerings are being offered online held over Zoom. Please come prepared to be fully present in a non-public space. Please do not attend while driving in your car.

  • February 2022
    2nd / 8am - 2pm PST
    Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism Course
    Mandatory session for White Bodies with Carlin Quinn

    3rd / 8am - 4pm PST
    Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism Course
    Session for All Bodies with Resmaa Menakem

    9th / 9am - 11am PST
    Retention Space for White Bodies with Carlin Quinn

    10th / 9am - 11am PST
    Reparative Communal Consultation For White Bodies
  • March 2022
    24th / 9am - 11am PST
    Reparative Communal Consultation For White Bodies
  • April 2022
    14th / 9am - 11am PST
    Reparative Communal Consultation For White Bodies
  • May 2022
    19th / 9am - 11am PST
    Reparative Communal Consultation For White Bodies
  • June 2022
    9th / 9am - 11am PST
    Reparative Communal Consultation For White Bodies
  • July 2022
    14th / 9am - 11am PST
    Reparative Communal Consultation For White Bodies

Registration is now open

Refund Policy

Cancellations requested up to 14 days prior to the event are eligible for a full refund minus a $75 administration fee.

Cancellations requested within 14 days of the event are not eligible for a refund.