What We Need Is Here: The Art of Resistance and Welcome
, facilitated by musician/activist, Carrie Newcomer, is an exploration how to resist an ideology of fear and division, while embracing a new story of empowerment, welcome and interdependence. In a time when many of us are feeling overwhelmed and disheartened by what seems to be 24/7 crazy, this workshop affirms that what we need is here – within us and between us. Hope is the experience of holding in creative tension all that is with all that could and should be, and everyday taking action to lessen the distance between the two. We all have tremendous power in how we choose to live our daily lives.
Carrie will incorporate music, small and large group discussion and creative/reflectional exercises to help frame what undermines our personal/community health and well-being, explore the practices to help us become more resilient to the personal and societal ills we face, and then what it means to center ourselves in daily, hopeful and life-giving action. This workshop will be conducted in a safe and respectful atmosphere. No previous experience with creative art forms necessary.