Our Offerings

Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism

With Resmaa Menakem
co-facilitated by Carlin Quinn

 FEB, Apr, JUNE, July, SEPT, Oct 2022

Embodied anti-racist practice and process of culture building

Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism

Somatic Abolitionism is an embodied anti-racist practice and process of culture building. This event offers a foundational base for developing the skills to cultivate somatic abolitionism personally and communally. This course is available to the general public.

Somatic Abolitionism is an emergent process, and a form of maturation into a more integrated human experience. It is an embodied anti-racist practice of cultural building. It is a way of being in the world.  It is a return to the age-old wisdom of human bodies respecting, honoring, and resonating with other human bodies.  

Somatic Abolitionism is not a human invention. It is the process of resourcing energies that are always present within one’s body, the collective body, and the world. 

“Trauma decontextualized in a person looks like personality. Trauma decontextualized in a family looks like family traits. Trauma decontextualized in people looks like culture.”

~ Resmaa Menakem

Author of NY Times Best Seller – “My Grandmother’s Hands”

Important Registration Details

THIS OFFERING IS A STAND-ALONE EVENT THAT WE ARE OFFERING MULTIPLE TIMES IN 2022 – IT IS NOT A SERIES.

Information for all white bodied participants: (February, April, July, & October): Day 1 with Carlin Quinn is mandatory for white bodies and white community members.  If you miss day one, you will not be admitted to day two.

 

Information for black bodies & bodies of culture:  You are invited to register for Day 2 of the February, April, July, & October offerings as well as the June and September offerings which are for BOC and BB ONLY.

 

If you identify as a body of culture who is white passing or socialized as white you are invited to register for both days or just for the one with Resmaa.

ERE defines ‘BODY DESIGNATION‘ as: your daily racialized bodily experience as you move through the world.  Examples: black body, a white body, or a body of culture.
 

The 1.5-2 hour retention space the week following the course is an integral part of the Foundations course and therefore it is mandatory for the certificate of completion. Separate sessions will be held for white bodies (by Carlin Quinn) and for bodies of culture/black bodies (by Resmaa Menakem). Please check dates to be sure you can attend all days of the foundations course before registering.

SLIDING SCALE TUITION

$200-$350 for bodies of culture

$350-$600 for white and white passing bodies

Ongoing monthly retention spaces are open to all graduates of our Foundations of Somatic Abolitionism course for a fee: sliding scale $35 – $60 based on ability to pay.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT:  If you wish to receive a certificate of completion for this course, you will need to attend at least 5 out of 6 hours of day one (if you are white bodied) and 7 out of 8 hours of day two.

Some partial scholarships are available –  once you select your racial identity on the registration form, the sliding scale payment option and scholarship application will appear.  Scholarships are based on application and current financial situation.  Each FSA will be open for scholarship applications up until two weeks prior to its start date.

The video recordings of this time will not be sent to participants.  If you register, please plan to be present for the entire time scheduled on all days.  It will be in meeting format and the facilitators will be working with the group.  Again recordings will not be available.

THESE OFFERINGS ARE ALL BEING OFFERED ONLINE HELD OVER ZOOM.

  • February 2022
    2nd / 8am - 2pm PST
    Mandatory session for white bodies
    3rd / 8am - 4pm PST
    Session for all bodies
    9th / 9am - 11am PST
    Retention Space for white bodies
    10th / 12pm - 1:30pm PST
    Retention space for bodies of culture
    Registration closes January 31th @ 5pm Pacific
  • April 2022
    6th / 8am - 2pm PST
    Mandatory session for white bodies
    7th / 8am - 4pm PST
    Session for all bodies
    13th / 9am - 11am PST
    retention space for white bodies
    14th / 12pm - 1:30pm PST
    retention space for bodies of culture Registration closes April 4th @ 5pm Pacific
  • June 2022
    2nd / 8am - 4pm PST
    Session for Black Bodies and Bodies of Culture Only
    8th / 9am - 11am PST
    retention space for white bodies
    9th / 12pm - 1:30pm PST
    retention space for bodies of culture Registration closes May 30th @ 5pm Pacific
  • July 2022
    6th / 8am - 2pm PST
    Mandatory session for white bodies
    7th / 8am - 4pm PST
    Session for all bodies
    13th / 9am - 11am PST
    retention space for white bodies
    14th / 12pm - 1:30pm PST
    retention space bodies of culture
    Registration closes July 3rd @ 5pm Pacific
  • September 2022
    8th / 8am - 4pm PST
    Session for Black Bodies and Bodies of Culture Only
    14th / 9am - 11am PST
    retention space for white bodies
    15th / 12pm - 1:30pm PST
    retention space for bodies of culture Registration closes September 5th @ 5pm Pacific
  • October 2022
    12th / 8am - 2pm PST
    Mandatory session for white bodies
    13th / 8am - 4pm PST
    Session for all bodies
    19th / 9am - 11am PST
    retention space for white bodies
    20th / 12pm - 1:30pm PST
    retention space for bodies of culture
    Registration closes October 9th @ 5pm Pacific

Registration is Open

 Refunds  /  cancellations  /  transfers 

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.

Transfers to a different event date are available up until 7 days prior to the event.