Sat, Jan 13|
Becoming Justice: Rewriting the Racial Stories in Our Bodies & Communities
Becoming embodied justice practices invite participants to engage social and political questions related to human rights, equity, and inclusion in ways that center the body and process questions somatically.
Time & Location
Jan 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – Jan 14, 2024, 4:00 PM
Seattle, 115 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
About the event
Taught by Lin Lucas; Hosted By DAIPAN Butoh Collective
January 13-14, 2024; 11am - 4pm
$45 - $165/ day (sliding scale) We’re hoping folks will attend both days for continuity and depth.
@Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts Studio
115 Prefontaine Pl S Seattle, WA 98104
Description: Becoming embodied justice practices invite participants to engage social and political questions related to human rights, equity, and inclusion in ways that center the body and process questions somatically. Using a variety of creative mediums, participants will cognitively and somatically explore the intersection of Art, Education, Race, and Equity. In community, we will share, collaborate, make, and reflect on creative praxis as it relates to expanding individual and organizational practices that heal historical and systemic wounds. How can we challenge prevailing cultural narratives about race through creative somatic praxis?
What is creative equity? Why is it important to center equity as a creative objective? What challenges does the notion of equity present (personally as well as professionally)? What are the specific challenges? What impact will cultural awareness have on our practice? On our audience? On society? How do we bring authentic questions about racial equity into our work?
- Provide opportunities for artists and teachers to respond to questions about racial justice and equity as it relates to their work.
- Explore creative applications of culturally responsive practices.
- Unpack common terminology (race, racism, equity, bias, social identity, oppression, culture, cultural appropriation)
- Provide resource materials to assist in further development of these skills
- Build a foundation for further training and intentional conversations.
- Understand that everyone has an active role to play in creating and sustaining an inclusive community.
How can we challenge prevailing cultural narratives about race through our creative praxis?
Lin Lucas is an educator, multi-disciplinary artist, and ritual practitioner specializing in ancestral lineage healing. Lin is adept at developing programs that enhance learning by bridging distinct disciplines through integrated practices that center creative expression. He has engaged in social justice and equity training with National Association of Independent Schools, The National Coalition Building Institute, Young Audiences of Oregon & Washington, The Right Brain Initiative, and Seattle Race & Social Justice Initiative.