BMCA Conference: Engaging with Decolonial Practices to Nurture the Future of BMC

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June 23, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm America/New York Timezone

with Amelie Gaulier, Sarah Johansson Locke, E.E. Balcos, Nicole Bindler, Martha Eddy, 
Wendy Hambidge, river jackson-patton, Roxlyn Moret

In this conversation, panelists will share how they integrate BMC and social justice practices. Some questions to sit with: How does one experience and engage with concepts of “rejoining the circle” and “somatic agency” – as the BMC community, and as individuals with varying intersectional identities? Everyone has positionality and social location that influence how we see/hear and are seen/heard. How can participants hold accountability, individually and collectively, for actively decentering whiteness, heteronormativity, ableism, and other ways people disconnect from their full humanity? The invitation is to engage with decolonial practices: noticing and questioning internalized assumptions, embodied stories, experiences of belonging and not-belonging. Can one inhabit different truths and inquire collectively about what kinds of social transformation one wants to nurture? The goal is to notice who sits in the circles and who isn’t present, in order to co-create a BMC culture that includes all who wish to engage.
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