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HYBRID: Black Womxn and Aging: Cultivating Self-Love, Creativity and Resilience

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Black Womxn and Aging: Cultivating Self-Love, Creativity and Resilience
For self-identified African/Diasporic womxn over 50 and of all body types.

A Daylong with Arisika Razak

Sunday, Aug. 18th, 2024

10a.m. – 2 p.m. PT (Time Zone Converter)

HYBRID, ONLINE on Zoom and In-Person at EBMC

Closed Captioning Provided on Zoom

The center is fragrance-free and wheelchair accessible

N95/KN95 masks required

As Black womxn over 50, we’re moving into an era of transformation – and it’s time to make medicine out of the diverse experiences of our lives. Our bodies are changing whether we are able-bodied or disabled – and our struggles as mothers, caretakers, artists, activists, leaders, workers, educators, and partners, has both seasoned and exhausted us. It’s time to reflect on what will sustain us in the years to come, and to cultivate ease and resilience even in the middle of our personal and social challenges. In this session, we’ll use meditation and movement, story-telling and art to reflect on the issues that are foremost in our bodies, minds, hearts, and spirits. Please bring art and writing materials as we share, play, and move together, cultivating the healing that we have taken birth for.

You are also invited to bring something for the altar that represents yourself at this time of life. You may wish to wear clothing that you can do gentle movement in.

 

 

Teacher Bio

Arisika Razak, MPH, is the former Chair of the Women’s Spirituality Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Previously a nurse-midwife, her teachings incorporate diverse spiritual traditions, women’s health and healing, multicultural feminisms, queer theory, and diversity theory. Arisika has led national and international healing workshops and ritual celebrations for women for over three decades, as well as embodied spiritual workshops for people of all genders. She has co-facilitated workshops with Marlene Jones at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and regularly leads workshops at EBMC.

 

Cost

The teachings are regarded as priceless. So they are offered without a fee. You are invited to support the teachings and our efforts by contributing voluntary donations (the practice of “Dana”) for the expenses of the meditation center and the support of the teachers.

The ticket prices are listed as different tiers with suggested donations based on income ranges. For those who wish to give more, you may choose an “add-on” to your ticket. For those unable to give, there is an option for that.

Other ways to give:

To make a gift to sustain the work of East Bay Meditation Center, you may do so via Paypal: paypal.me/eastbaymeditation or our website: eastbaymeditation.org/dana 100% of our programming is sliding scale and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.

Please also consider giving a financial gift to our teachers as well, who do not receive a salary for their work, and give their teachings freely to all.

PayPal: arisikarazak@gmail.com

Thank you for the gifts of your generosity and for supporting the work of East Bay Meditation Center and our beloved teachers who have volunteered their time.

For in-person participation:

For those wishing to practice in person, space will be limited to 40 people to allow ample space for social distancing. Participants will be asked to wear N95 or KN95 face masks. (N95 face masks will be available at EBMC.) Please note: The teacher may be unmasked while teaching.

To attend in person, you need to be completely free of fragranced body and clothing products — more information and a list of fragrance free products, including those that are especially good for people of color, appears on our website:

East Bay Meditation Center is a scent free / fragrance free space and is wheelchair accessible.

For Zoom participation, these are our Universal Access Guidelines:

– Please do not use virtual or blurred backgrounds

– Please keep your camera still when it’s turned on

– Please say your name when you speak

– Facilitators will attempt to read any comments in the chat out loud

– Please mute when you’re not speaking.

Details

Date:
August 18
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Phone:
510-268-0696

Details

Date:
August 18
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Categories:
,

Venue

East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
510-268-0696