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CONNNECT Community Center for Wellbeing

The People in Me: An Ancestral Rememberance Project

A Six Week Anti-Colonial Learning Cohort: Practicing our commitments to building culturally appropriate, community-accountable, politicized spiritual practices that deepen, strengthen, and replenish our connection to lineage.

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The People in Me: An Ancestral Rememberance Project
The People in Me: An Ancestral Rememberance Project

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CONNNECT Community Center for Wellbeing, 3892 Wyoming St, St. Louis, MO 63116, USA

About the event

Ready to expand your spiritual toolkit in supportive community?

Join facilitator M. McCubbins for The People in Me: An Ancestral Remembrance Project’s Six Week Anti-Colonial Learning Cohort, designed to help us build, nourish, and sustain a culturally appropriate, community-accountable, politicized spiritual practice.

In this six week processing container, held for both ritual and reflection, we will explore skills, creative practices, and paradigm shifts that deepen, strengthen, and replenish our connections to lineage(s).

This learning space is for:

  • Folks of all backgrounds, traditions, and lineages, seeking alignment with abolitionist histories and futures
  • Folks interested in healing colonial wounds at their core
  • Folks who know little about their lineage
  • Folks who know a lot about their lineage
  • Folks who are questioning or holding complex feelings about their lineage
  • Folks who feel connected to their lineage
  • Folks who feel disconnected from their lineage
  • And/or, any mix or all of the above.

Week By Week Overview:

Week 1: Gathering- Building a collective altar, co-creating a space conducive for anti-colonial healing, grounding in our framework.

Week 2: Listening- Discussing the various ways we access wisdom, self-reflecting on the specific pathways and healing modalities that call us, and, if it feels safe to do so, pulling at those threads.

Week 3: Opening- Expanding our capacity for intergenerational dialogue, developing a relationship of reciprocity with our ancestors and descendants, establishing direct communication through inspired letter writing.

Week 4: Making and Moving- Cherishing our bodies as sites of ancestrally-guided creation, week 4 is a quiet session where creating and resting are encouraged. Participants will be offered materials and guidance on creating vision boards reflective of images, symbols, words, and phrases that best represent our lived experience and the lived experiences of our ancestors, and/or, offered soft space to nap, dream, and rest.

Week 5: Storytelling- Recalling abolitionist histories, imagining abolitionist futures; positioning ourselves within folklore, community wisdoms, cultural stories, and family tales; establishing who we are, what we know, and what we came to do.

Week 6: Sustaining- Celebrating our shared efforts, releasing our group form, and planting seeds for further sprouts of connection!

Logistics:

Specific dates and times are TBA. Cohort will likely begin in the spring. Cohort will meet for three hours, once per week, on Sundays, at Connect Community Center for Wellbeing for the duration of six weeks. Cohort will be open to ten participants.

Pricing for this offering is sliding scale and TBA. Scholarships available! Please email m.mccubbins.connect@gmail.com to explore this option!

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