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Friday, November 8 • 10:30am - 11:45am
A Well-being Exploration into Identity, Context & Self-Care

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When Audre Lorde stated, “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare,” her verity and audacity sent a shockwave through all of us who read, learned, or listened to this quote. Lorde spoke particularly from her experience as a black woman, feminist, lesbian, poet, and mother… but how might we all hold these words up to the light, to study their truth and power for us at this present moment of history? This session will be a highly introspective and experiential journey into our layers of identity and context: as individuals, within our institutions and identity groups. We’ll weave meditation, writing, & partnered deep listening, to think about our own positionality and to inquire into how our own self-care might become a conscious, radical act for cultivating resilience and readying us to serve the world. We’ll conclude with full group sharing and discussion. Women and men from all backgrounds, races, and ethnicities are welcomed to attend.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am EST
904-08 Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01105