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Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism

With Resmaa Menakem
co-facilitated by Carlin Quinn

Sept, Nov 2021 and Jan, Apr, July, 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, and to organizations entering a year of learning with Resmaa Menakam.

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

  • Day 1 with Carlin Quinn is mandatory for white bodies and white community members.
  • Bodies of culture and black bodies are invited to register for day 2 with Resmaa.
  • If you are a white passing body of culture, you can decide what feels right for your journey.
  • September 2021
    1st / 8am - 1pm PST
    2nd / 8am - 4pm PST
  • November 2021
    3rd / 8am - 1pm PST
    4th / 8am - 4pm PST
  • January 2022
    12th / 8am - 1pm PST
    13th / 8am - 4pm PST
  • April 2022
    6th / 8am - 1pm PST
    7th / 8am - 4pm PST
  • July 2022
    6th / 8am - 1pm PST
    7th / 8am - 4pm PST
  • October 2022
    5th / 8am - 1pm PST
    6th / 8am - 4pm PST

Registration is Open

Refund Policy

Cancellations requested up to 12 days prior to the event are eligible for a full refund minus a $75 administration fee.

Cancellations  requested 12-5 days before the event are eligible for a 40% refund of total paid.

Cancellations requested 5 days to day of the event are not eligible for a refund.