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Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism

With Resmaa Menakem
co-facilitated by Carlin Quinn

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with guest appearance by Jennifer-Lee Koble

Embodied anti-racist practice and process of culture building

Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism (FSA)

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

Please note: This offering is a monthly event offered throughout 2023. It is not a year-long series.

 

SLIDING SCALE TUITION

$250-$400 USD for bodies of culture 

$400-$600 USD for white and white passing bodies

 

(please register based on your body designation)

 

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FOR BLACK BODIES & BODIES OF CULTURE:  

All self-identified Bodies of Culture and Black bodies are invited to join Day 2 w/ Resmaa Menakem of the July & October offerings. If you prefer to be in a space w/out white bodies, please register for either the June or September offerings (which are for Bodies of Culture & Black Bodies ONLY).

FOR WHITE BODIED PARTICIPANTS:

 Day 1 w/ Carlin Quinn and Day 2 with Resmaa Menakem are mandatory for white bodies. If you miss day one, you will not be admitted to day two.  

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

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ARE YOU IN NEED OF A PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP? 

Once you select your body designation on the registration form, the sliding scale option & scholarship application will appear. Each FSA will be open for scholarship applications up until two weeks prior to its start date.

 

Recordings for this offering will not be provided 

This offering will be held online using the Zoom platform.

  • FEB FSA
    (Registration closes February 6th)
    (Scholarship application process closes January 30th)
    8th / 8am - 2pm PT
    Mandatory session for white bodies w/ carlin

    9th / 8am - 4pm PT
    Session for all bodies w/ Resmaa Menakem, Ja Young Ahn-Williams & Jennifer-Lee Koble
    (includes all bodies of culture & white bodies)

    15th / 9am - 10:30am PT
    retention space for white bodies w/ carlin

    16th / 9am - 10:30am PT
    retention space for all bodies of culture w/ resmaa

  • APRIL FSA
    (Registration closes April 3rd)
    (Scholarship application process closes March 27th)
    5th / 8am - 2pm PT
    Mandatory session for white bodies w/ carlin

    6th / 8am - 4pm PT
    Session for all bodies w/ Resmaa
    (includes all bodies of culture & white bodies)

    12th / 9am - 10:30am PT
    retention space for white bodies w/ carlin

    13th / 9am - 10:30am PT
    retention space for all bodies of culture w/ resmaa

  • MAY FSA
    For Bodies of Culture ONLY
    (Registration closes May 1st)
    (Scholarship application process closes April 24th)
    4th / 9am - 1:30pm PT
    Session One w/ Resmaa

    5th / 9am - 1:30pm PT
    Session Two w/ Resmaa


    11th / 9am - 10:30am PT
    retention space for all bodies of culture w/ resmaa

  • JULY FSA
    (Registration closes July 10th)
    (Scholarship application process closes July 3rd)
    12th / 8am - 2pm PT
    Mandatory session for white bodies w/ carlin

    13th / 8am - 4pm PT
    Session for all bodies w/ Resmaa
    (includes all bodies of culture & white bodies)

    19th / 9am - 10:30am PT
    retention space for white bodies w/ carlin

    20th / 9am - 10:30am PT
    retention space for all bodies of culture w/ resmaa

  • SEPT FSA
    For Bodies of Culture ONLY
    (Registration closes Sept 11th)
    (Scholarship application process closes Sept 4th)
    14th / 9am - 1:30pm PT
    Session One w/ Resmaa

    15th / 9am - 1:30pm PT
    Session Two w/ Resmaa


    21st / 9am - 10:30am PT
    retention space for all bodies of culture w/ resmaa

  • OCT FSA
    (Registration closes Oct 2nd)
    (Scholarship application process closes Sept 25th)
    4th / 8am - 2pm PT
    Mandatory session for white bodies w/ carlin

    5th / 8am - 4pm PT
    Session for all bodies w/ Resmaa
    (includes all bodies of culture & white bodies)

    11th / 9am - 10:30am PT
    retention space for white bodies w/ carlin

    12th / 9am - 10:30am PT
    retention space for all bodies of culture w/ resmaa

REGISTRATION FOR EACH DATE CLOSES A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT.  

PLEASE SEE EXACT DATES ON THE CALENDAR ABOVE.

 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.

For the FSA Only: Transfers to a different event date are available up until 7 days prior to the event. Your registration is limited to two transfers, and once your registration has been transferred it is no longer eligible for a refund.