An invitation to untangle yourself from dominant cultural norms like perfectionism, urgency, and competition, and cultivate a liberatory practice of repatterning
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We cannot manifest the futures we dream of without changing our actions. That's why we've created Unpacking Culture - a space for community to collectively experiment with new (or old) ways of being, doing, and thinking, to align with liberation.
Building on the foundation of Tema Okun's White Supremacy Cultural Characteristics, this is an invitation to work with the mind and the body, and compassionately shift practice, with the support of community.
Introduction and Week 1 Overview
Dominant Cultural Norms
Emotional Drivers and Change
Embodiment Practice - Week 1
Resources - Week 1
Grounding Meditation and Overview
A Relational System
Interview: Josephine Grey, St. Jamestown Cooperative
Exploring Your Values
Embodiment Practice - Week 2
Welcome and Grounding Meditation
Interview: Eman Salem on the Practice of Re-patterning
What to Anticipate When Re-patterning
Embodiment Practice - Week 3
Embodiment Practice - Week 4
Weekly content is released on Mondays, starting June 19, 2023. Every Wednesday at 9AM PT, beginning June 28, 2023 there will be a 1.5 hour live zoom call with members of the cohort. These are opportunities to practice with community through facilitated activities and applied learning. The dates of the live sessions are: June 28, July 5, July 12, and July 19.
Hours of learning content will vary each week but will not exceed 1.5 hours per week. Instead of "homework" we offer embodiment practices that consist of reflective prompts, invitations to move the body, express emotions, connect with land, and integrate learnings from the week. We expect on that on average, students will dedicate around 1 to 2 hours per week for journaling, community discussion, and/or artistic practice.
Our course content is available through pre-recorded video with captions. Transcription is available upon request for accessibility purposes. Resources are shared through PDF documents which can be read through screen reader. This platform is not optimized to provide image descriptions, however we do describe important visuals in weekly lectures. PLEASE let us know if you have other access needs and we will do our best to meet them. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
No. Refunds are not available. That said, you will have access to all course material including the live zoom call recordings, for 3 months after the cohort concludes.
The final course deliverable will be an applied learning reflection piece. You can share this reflection through a variety of modalities including written text, poetry, art, music, movement, video, audio. You will have until July 31, 2023 to complete this deliverable in order to receive a certificate of completion.
We do not treat our course deliverables as "homework". Everything is an invitation. We are happy to accommodate your need for flexibility, within reason, if you have trouble meeting timelines. We have also made the process for completing the final deliverable non-prescriptive and leave it up to you to decide how you would best like to share it.
A monthly payment plan is available to support you in paying for this program over 3 instalments. We will also be releasing a DIY version of this course in the future, which include asynchronous learning material without the live sessions or community. If you are unable to afford the price of this cohort, or if you are interested in the DIY version of the program, kindly email us at email@example.com. Depending on registration volume, we may have a couple of scholarships available based on financial need and your intention. Folks who are racialized and those with disabilities will be prioritized.
If there is an opportunity to practice repair in the moment and share in the collective practice of harm reduction during community sessions this will be the preferred method, however if there is not an opportunity to practice repair as a teachable moment, the harm will be addressed in a separate meeting so as to prioritize everyone's safety and time to practice in community.