Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism
For internal family systems and/or somatic experiencing practitioners
With Resmaa Menakem
co-facilitated by Carlin Quinn
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.
As the founder of Justice Leadership Solutions, a Justice Leadership consultancy firm, Resmaa Menakem dedicates his expertise to “coaching justice leaders through civil unrest and restlessness; justice leaders who feel isolated; and for those who sense that their voice is unsupported and feel somewhat cynical but who still have the fire and desire for change and creating justice for all.” Resmaa is an accomplished author of three books; My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, 101 Tips for Emerging Justice Leaders, and a powerful book on conflict in relationships titled Rock the Boat: How to use Conflict to Heal and Deepen Relationships.
As a prodigious public speaker, radio and television personality, Resmaa has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Phil shows as an expert on conflict mediation, self-care and healing. Resmaa has been a non-profit executive and business owner for over 28 years. He possesses vast expert experience in strategic planning, equity leadership coaching and marketing. Visit him at JusticeLeadershipsolutions.net
Resmaa successfully coaches and trains a diversified array of Justice Leaders who are community activists, police leaders, clergy, and non-profit executives in achieving their objectives of change and justice, while partnering with them in achieving meaningful work experiences, as well as accomplishing life and career balance. Resmaa is also available for keynotes and 1-2 day workshops.
As an impressively experienced international trainer and skilled effective communicator among diverse ethnic populations, Resmaa has instructed and trained personnel extensively in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) police departments, as well as provided years of experience as a Trauma Counselor and trainer to military and US contractors in Afghanistan.
Jennifer-Lee Koble (she/her) is of Métis/Cree and mixed European ancestry. She was born on Treaty 6 Territory and the homelands of the Métis (Saskatoon, SK). She is a mother of three, partner, auntie, daughter, sister, niece, and friend. These relational connections guide her - providing daily learnings, responsibilities and joy.
Jennifer-Lee has a Master’s in Social Work and is currently living, working and raising her family on the stolen ancestral homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (Vancouver, BC). She has a private clinical practice exclusively supporting Indigenous community members in the healing from the historic and ongoing impacts of colonization. Jennifer-Lee also provides clinical consultation to therapists seeking to explore the impacts of racism within their practices. As an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia she taught Indigenous perspectives and decolonizing courses. Jennifer-Lee has been invited to facilitate Anti-Indigenous Racism workshops in the health, education, social services and private sectors for numerous years. She has also sat on boards and committees focusing on decolonizing & Indigenizing structures and policies.
Jennifer-Lee’s strong voice and heart-centred practices come from the deep connections she feels with her ancestors. She has been influenced by teachings from many Elders and Knowledge Keepers and most especially from the fire and courage passed on from her Métis kin.
with guest appearance by Jennifer-Lee Koble
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.
~ Resmaa Menakem
Author of NY Times Best Seller – “My Grandmother’s Hands”
Important Registration Details
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)
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 the September offering (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.
CAMERA ON POLICY:
We want to share a direct request from Resmaa and our facilitators. One of the key aspects of facilitating a space online in somatic abolitionism is that the facilitators need to be able to see the faces and body language of participants, to read the room and work with the somatic information that comes from body language.
In order to participate in a program of somatic abolitionism we ask all participants to keep your camera on throughout the session. If you have a medical reason for needing to have your camera off occasionally, please communicate that to our team ahead of time. If your camera is off for more than 15 minutes and we haven’t heard from you, Resmaa has asked us to place people in the waiting from for the duration of the session.
PLEASE do not register if you need to be driving or in transition during this event.
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.
(Registration closes DECEMBER 4th)
(Scholarship application process closes NOVEMBER 27TH)6th / 8am - 2pm PT
Mandatory session for white bodies w/ carlin
7th / 9am - 2:30pm PT
Session for all bodies w/ Resmaa - DAY ONE
(includes all bodies of culture & white bodies)
8th / 9am - 2:30pm PT
Session for all bodies w/ Resmaa - DAY TWO
(includes all bodies of culture & white bodies)
REGISTRATION FOR EACH DATE CLOSES A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT.
PLEASE SEE EXACT DATES ON THE CALENDAR ABOVE.
Refunds / cancellations / transfers / Disputes
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.
Your payment will appear on your credit card statement as “EDU for Racial Equity”. If your payment is disputed with your credit card company – we will be passing the $15 service fee that Stripe charges us for that process onto the registrant.