As we remain suspended in the in-between of shelter-in-place, STRONGHOLD has asked the question What serves given our current conditions and constraints?
STRONGHOLD's foundational training, Racial & Restorative Justice Stewardship (RRJS), is designed to be an in-person experiential training. Instead of grasping to make the RRJS training translate online, we have decided to soften our hold on it so that the true offering for this moment can emerge.
We feel we have arrived at several offerings that are resonant with the call of this moment -- both in structure (screen-minimal) and in content.
We hope you will join us.
us at STRONGHOLD
WITH LOVE FOR US:
a BIPOC* gathering for community care
~a recurring online event~
2021 sessions TBA
we are each other’s harvest, we are each other’s business,
we are each other’s magnitude and bond
- gwendolyn brooks
we are organizers. workers. learners. parents.
envisioners. children. supporters. teachers.
creators. elders. protesters. healers.
we are living.
this is an offering to BE with one another, in community and rooted in radical love, so that we may share in the ceremony of gathering, the wisdom of reflecting, and the embodiment of restoration.
during our time together we will:
center and ground
share the really, really of how we are
have silent reflection
witness and be witnessed
learn more & register here
*BIPOC: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
Collective Practice to End White Supremacy:
A Gathering for White Folks
~a recurring online event~
a recurring event
MONTHLY on the 2ND WEDNESDAY
5.30 - 7.30PM PST
February 10th, 2021
“More than almost anything else, each of us yearns to belong. Within each human body
is this deep, raw, aching desire. Here is what makes white-body supremacy so pervasive and so intractable: Beneath all the exclusion and constriction and trauma, white-body supremacy offers the white body a sense of belonging...We will not end white-body supremacy -- or any form of human evil --by trying to tear it to pieces. Instead, we can offer people better ways to belong and better things to belong to.”
Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands
As white people, we are called not just to fight racism, but to take radical responsibility for it.
This is a moment to summon our collective outrage and channel it into courageous self-examination.
This is painful and critical work. And, we don't need to do it alone.
We can belong to each other in our shared commitment to transform the legacy of white supremacy.
We can rewrite the social contracts of whiteness to center accountability and action rather than silence.
This takes willingness, rigor and practice. This takes heart.
::RECKONING & RESTORATIVE JUSTICE::
a 6-week online exploration of harm, accountability & healing
We have all caused harm, we have all been targets of harm. What are our lived histories within harm? What are its origins in our lives and communities? What cycles of harm-doing have we inherited?
Accountability is an active, ongoing, and embodied practice. What do accountable relationships look and feel like? What disrupts our ability to take accountability?
Healing and repair are not linear. How do we make room for shame, rage, doubt, and fear in our processes? How do we work with incompletion? How do we reclaim trust in ourselves, our needs, our timing, and our right to wholeness?
STRONGHOLD will host and facilitate TWO OFFERINGS of this 6-week online community
of practice exploring harm, accountability & healing.
Wednesday, March 3 - Wednesday, April 7