Radical Inclusion: Community Constellations and Social Justice

Where: Zoom

From: 12 Sep 2020 time: 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Until: 13 Sep 2020 time: 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Radical Inclusion:  Healing and Reconciliation in the Time of `COVID 19 ....A Community Constellations and Social Justice Event

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Overview

The scenes of police brutality and murder of George Floyd in the US have seen the Black Lives movement take centre stage. It is an ongoing community moment, bringing people together across class, race and colour. And yet the deep and sustaining conversations that are needed to move past token gestures and into lasting change, remain largely out of view in the public domain.

It could be that we are not yet at that step, of being able to engage and bridge conversations from different perspectives. Or maybe the fear, resentment and distrust that is also being created in this moment, are acting as barriers to ‘dive-deep’ dialogue.

The Offer: A Weekend of Radical Inclusion - Online Via Zoom

Saturday and Sunday 12 & 13 September 2020 2pm - 5 pm BST

On Saturday and Sunday 12-13 September Sonya Welch-Moring (Ancestral Constellations www.ancestralconstellations.com) and Beatrice Millar (PCSR www.pcsr.org.uk) will be hosting two online workshops. These will be emergent and en-visioning, a collective space for developing conversations around the concept of Radical Inclusion.

We will continue to use the systemic constellations method as a dialoguing tool. One of the principles in systemic constellations work is to include the excluded. In this community constellations weekend we aim to include conversations that are excluded from the public domain during the time of Covid 19.

Together we will be initiating conversations on a range of issues drawn from the Black Lives Matter Movement and Examining Whiteness meetings. We see these two themes as complementary and intertwined and we want to get curious about Radical Inclusion in the context of therapeutic settings and professional relationships.

Embodied Dollies for Mapping Constellations

Joining many others, we have moved online to hold this event. We will be using ‘dollies’, sourced and made in South Africa by Zimbabwean women. Back in 2015 Sonya had a vision of building community using the creative potential of the dollies. She has built an ‘urban village’ of over 150 dollies and we will be using some of these to help bring the systemic constellations process alive.

We will draw on the resources and the energy of the group to create an embodied, visual, narrative - illustrations of the conversations taking place, asking questions like……..

• What does it mean to be a Black or Brown person (keeping the framing of those terms widely open) during this time of Covid 19 ?

• What does it mean to be a White person, in support or allyship with the Black Lives Matter movement; what constraints and opportunities does this afford?

• How does examining whiteness become an actionable tool in the real world and outside of an online conversation?

The Flow of the Weekend Sessions

Such complex and challenging issues demand setting their own time and space. We will not know until the day how the dialogue will emerge on the Saturday. On Sunday we will build on the themes that arise from the previous day, to shape a Super-Vision session that explores personal and professional constellations in social justice movements.

Each day will be stand alone, come to one or both. We want to build a space for safety and containment so that everyone can feel free to express themselves. Know though, that this is deep work. It impacts and influences our worldview, it makes a difference, but the difference can be hard to see and hear and watch and listen. In the end if you can sit with that and come with an open heart and mind, there will be much for us all to learn together.

Agreements and Disclaimer

We are standing at the crossroads of an extraordinary time and it requires those who attend to show up and be willing to self-reveal. As an online workshop we will ask for people to be willing to be seen, to have their video on.

Please note that this is not a therapy group, it is a personal and professional learning circle, open to people from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. However, you may experience strong emotions connected to emotional wounds from the past, or feelings of guilt, shame or anger.

We ask you to think about your emotional health before coming on the workshop. Think about whether you are in a good enough frame of mind personally and professionally to benefit from the day.

For more information contact sonya@sonyawelchmoring.com

https://ancestralconstellations.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prices:

Full fee      £30 per day            PCSR members adn Concessions £20 per day

 

 

 

For more details contact: sonya@sonyawelchmoring.com