CREATING POST-CAPITALIST FUTURES:
LIVING AND DYING IN TIMES OF CRISIS
Co-Facilitated by Alnoor Ladha & Carlin Quinn
SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2022
Bayo Akomolafe (Ph.D.), rooted with the Yoruba people in a more-than-human world, is the father to Alethea and Kyah, the grateful life-partner to Ije, son and brother. A widely celebrated international speaker, posthumanist thinker, poet, teacher, public intellectual, essayist, and author of two books, These Wilds Beyond our Fences: Letters to My Daughter on Humanity’s Search for Home (North Atlantic Books) and We Will Tell our Own Story: The Lions of Africa Speak, Bayo Akomolafe is the Visionary Founder of The Emergence Network and host of the online postactivist course, ‘We Will dance with Mountains.’ Websites: www.bayoakomolafe.net; www.emergencenetwork.org.
Vanessa Andreotti, PhD, is one of the co-founders of the Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures Art/Research Collective (decolonialfutures.net) and the author of Hospicing Modernity: Facing humanity's wrongs and the implications for social activism. Vanessa is also a professor at the University of British Columbia and a Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change.
Orland Bishop is the founder and director of ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation in Los Angeles, where he has pioneered approaches to urban truces and mentoring at-risk youth that combine new ideas with traditional ways of knowledge. ShadeTree serves as an intentional community of mentors, elders, teachers, artists, healers, and advocates for the healthy development of children and youth.
Orland’s work in healing and human development is framed by an extensive study of medicine, naturopathy, psychology, and Indigenous cosmologies, primarily those of South and West Africa.
Alixa García is a Colombian born, globally raised, multi-disciplinary artist and movement architect whose work is imbued in ritual, spirit, and deep reverence for our Great Mother, Great Lover: our Earth. She is an award-winning activist, poet, and filmmaker. She is also a professional writer, visual artist, musician, and facilitator. She is co-founder of Climbing Poetree and Truthworker Theater Company, and founder of Alixa Garcia Studio. Garcia’s words, visions, and music continue to travel the world on a mission to transform destruction with creativity.
Tiokasin Ghosthorse—Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota—is an author, international speaker on Peace, Indigenous and Mother Earth perspective. A survivor of the “Reign of Terror” from 1972 to 1976 on the Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River and Rosebud Lakota Reservations in South Dakota and the US Bureau of Indian Affairs Boarding and Church Missionary School systems. Tiokasin has a long history of Indigenous activism and advocacy. He speaks frequently at venues such as Yale University’s School of Divinity, Ecology and Forestry, Union Theological Seminary focusing on the cosmology, diversity and perspectives on the relational/egalitarian vs. rational/hierarchical thinking processes of Western society. Tiokasin was a 2016 Nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize from the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy.
Tiokasin is the Founder, Host and Executive Producer of the 30year-old award-winning “First Voices Radio” (formerly “First Voices Indigenous Radio”), a weekly one-hour live program syndicated to over 120 public, community and commercial radio stations in the US and Canada.
Dr. Jason Hickel is an economic anthropologist, author, and professor at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is Associate Editor of the journal World Development, and serves on the Advisory Panel for Harvard-Lancet Commission on Reparations and Redistributive Justice. He is the author of The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions (Penguin, 2017), and Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World (Penguin, 2020).
Claudio Miranda invited friends thirty years ago to form a band to promote and provide a culture of solidarity, culture, joy and community support to the population of the favelas of São Paulo Brazil.
Claudio started making music at the age of 9 in a neighborhood considered by the United Nations to be the most violent place in the world for two decades, and his collective dream was to “change the place without moving from there.”
Resmaa Menakem is a visionary Justice Leadership coach, organizational strategist and master trainer. To help Justice leaders really realize their potential in the areas of Equity & Racee, Resmaa created cultural somatics which utilizes the Body & Resilience as mechanisms for growth. Resmaa is a dynamic and fully engaged justice leadership coach who is dedicated in partnering with leaders whose intention is to assist others in leading better lives and organizations. Resmaa is passionate about coaching those courageous leaders who dedicate their lives toward making the world a better place. He is author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.
Lynn Murphy is a strategic advisor and thought partner with foundations and not-for-profit organizations. She was a senior fellow and program officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation where she focused on international education and global development. She resigned as a ‘conscientious objector’ to neocolonial philanthropy. Lynn currently co-directs the Transition Resource Circle and is the co-author of Post-Capitalist Philanthropy: Healing Wealth in the Time of Collapse. She holds an MA and PhD in international comparative education from Stanford University.
Brontë’s work and rest is guided by the call that “black wellness is the antithesis to state violence” (Mark Anthony Johnson). as a black-latinx transdisciplinary artist, curator, trickster, educator, jibarx and wakeworker, their eco-social art praxis lives at the intersections of black feminist placemaking, abolitionist theologies, environmental regeneration and death doulaship.
mostly, brontë is up to the sweet tender rhythm of quotidian black queer-lifemaking, ever-committed to humor & liberation, ever-marked by grief at the distance made between us and all of life —
V (Formerly Eve Ensler) is the Tony award winning playwright and author of the Obie award winning, theatrical phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues translated into 48 languages, performed in 140 countries along with many other plays. She is the author of a number of books including her latest best sellers, The Apology, translated into nearly 20 languages, and In the Body of the World. She is founder of V-Day, the 24-year-old global activist movement which has raised over 120 million dollars to end violence against all women (cisgender and transgender), gender diverse, girls and the planet—and founder of One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender-based violence in over 200 countries, as well as a co-founder of City of Joy. She writes regularly for The Guardian. Her new book, Reckoning will be published in 2023 by Bloomsbury.
Alixa Garcia | Bayo Akomolafe | Tiokasin Ghosthorse | Orland Bishop | Vanessa Andreotti | Brontë Velez | Jason Hickel | Resmaa Menakem | Lynn Murphy | Claudio Miranda | V (formerly known as Eve Ensler)
Cultivate radical understanding, love and resilience in the midst of the Anthropocene
A four-month communal exploration through our current epoch in time which can also be described as the Anthropocene, the meta-crisis, the Kali Yuga, or the end of the world as we know it.
The aim of this course is to create a deeper collective understanding of the current crisis moment, how we situate ourselves within it, and how to cultivate practices to deepen empathy, resilience, and collective liberation. The course will help cultivate equity consciousness, expose the underpinnings of our economic system(s), foster deeper ecological interconnectedness, and co-develop “contextually relevant” etiquette (the manner in which we approach and interact with other beings, human and more-than-human). We will examine our unconscious agreements with the political economy and connect the dots between equity, economy, ecology and etiquette.
This course will offer analysis of intersecting systems of oppression, their various entanglements, and suggest possibilities of what may be needed to dismantle them within our own bodies, our communities, and the broader culture-at-large. We will offer theoretical frameworks that are anchored in concrete, embodied practices to create the lived possibilities needed for our collective survival with the Earth.
Each module will consist of a three-hour discourse session (with guest speakers) with the full group of up to 100 people. There will be separate, more intimate two-hour dialogue/integration sessions in smaller cohorts of up to 50 people each, facilitated by co-facilitators Carlin Quinn and Alnoor Ladha. Please choose the cohort that works best for your schedule.
Discourse Sessions (All Cohorts): One Saturday/Month, 9am-12pm PST
Cohort A: One Additional Saturday/Month, 9am-11am PST, plus one Sunday in December 9am-11am PST
Cohort B: One Monday/Month, 9am-11am PST, plus one Sunday in December 9am-11am PST
Contextualizing the Anthropocene w/ Alnoor Ladha & Carlin Quinn | Guest Speaker: Tiokasin Ghosthorse
This session sets the frame for our four months together and focuses on deepening our collective understanding of the dominant ideology, how the inner and outer mirror each other, and how the logic of late-stage capitalism is playing out in our bodies, communities, and culture-at-large.
Post-Capitalist Futures | Guest Speakers: Orland Bishop, Lynn Murphy, & Jason Hickel
This module explores what post-capitalist futures could look like. What are some of the lived possibilities that already exist? What are potential pathways for transition? What futures are we being called into by the ancestors related to healing, money, gift economy, and tapping into generative fields of creation?
Creativity, Eros and Post-Capitalist Futures | Guest Speaker: Claudio Miranda, Brontë Velez, & Resmaa Menakem
This module explores what conditions are necessary to help usher in post-capitalist realities. What is equity consciousness? How do we shift the values of the dominant culture? How do we create new/emerging/ancient ways of being and knowing without replicating the injustices of the past?
Living, Creating, & Dying Well in the Anthropocene | Guest Speakers: Bayo Akomolafe, Vanessa Andreotti & V (formerly known as Eve Ensler)
Our final session will focus on ways by which we can approach and embody post-capitalist realities in how we live, create and die well in the midst of the meta-crisis.
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Important Application & Payment Details
SLIDING SCALE TUITION
$800 – $3,000
TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP – Be sure to submit a program application in addition to your scholarship application. Link to the scholarship application found on the form below.
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.
September 20223rd / 9am - 12pm PDT
Module 1 : w/ Alnoor & Carlin
Guest Speaker: Tiokasin Ghosthorse
17th / 9am - 11am PDT
communal cohort A: w/ Alnoor & Carlin
guest facilitator: Alixa garcia
19th / 9am - 11am PDT
communal cohort B: w/ Alnoor & Carlin
guest faciliator: Alixa garcia
October 20221st / 9am - 12pm PDT
Module 2 : w/ Guest Speakers Orland bishop, Lynn Murphy & Jason Hickel
15th / 9am - 11am PDT
Communal Cohort A: w/ Alnoor & Carlin
17th / 9am - 11am PDT
Communal Cohort B: w/ alnoor & carlin
November 20225th / 9am - 12pm PDT
Module 3: w/ guest speakers Resmaa Menakem, claudio miranda & brontë velez
19th / 9am - 11am PST
Communal Cohort A: w/ alnoor & carlin
21st / 9am - 11am PST
Communal Cohort B: w/ alnoor & carlin
December 20223rd / 9am - 12pm PST
Module 4: w/ guest speakers Bayo akomalofe, Vanessa Andreotti, & V (formerly known as Eve Ensler)
4th / 9am - 11am PST
Closing Communal Session cohorts A & B:
w/ alnoor & carlin
guest speaker: tiokasin ghosthorse
Applications are now open
Cancellations requested up to 30 days prior to the event are eligible for a full refund minus a $75 administration fee.
Cancellations requested up to 14 days prior to the event are eligible for a 50% refund.
Cancellations requested within 14 days of the event are not eligible for a refund.