Virtual Event

Downdogs & Democracy: Anti-Racism

Wednesday January, 27 2021

07:30PM - 09:00PM EST

Virtual Event

DownDogs & Democracy is Namaste in Action.

Yoga classes are often ended with collectively saying “Namaste.” When we utter this term with respect and reverence, it is a way to see, acknowledge and honor the reality…

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DownDogs & Democracy is Namaste in Action.

Yoga classes are often ended with collectively saying “Namaste.” When we utter this term with respect and reverence, it is a way to see, acknowledge and honor the reality of others. It is a term from the sacred ancient Indian language of Sanskrit and speaks to the collective oneness and connection that we all share.

When we consider that Namaste has this deep and meaningful essence, there’s no way that Yoga doesn’t go hand-in-hand with activism and social justice. It is imperative as folks who practice yoga to see, acknowledge, and advocate for equity for all beings.

Join Kady of Big Booty Yoga for an all-levels accessible virtual yoga class followed by anti-racism activism and resource sharing.

A portion of each ticket and all donations go to Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.

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Here's how we're taking action

Educate Yourself with Anti-Racism Curriculum

A curriculum for white people to dismantle white supremacy. 

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Committing to Dismantling White Supremacy

This campaign exists to mobilize action and education towards anti-racist work and will be a space for white people and non-Black people of color to learn and unlearn without putting the burden and oweness on Black friends, acquaintances and public figures to do all the teaching. There is not enough accountability on those who benefit from white supremacy and it is a moment which requires intra-community work that is deep, meaningful, and has accountability structures. Those will be developed through gatherings so that we can speak up, speak out, and contribute to a massive and sustainable power redistribution in our culture and social structures.

We will engage with these materials and will dialogue and discuss the role race and white supremacy plays in our lives, how we can dismantle it, actions we can take in our day-to-day lives, and the accountability we need to keep this work ongoing. We will look critically at ourselves, our identities and our actions, and practice speaking about race in a space so that our learning and unlearning will not be triggering or retraumatizing to Black people. We will invite into the space other white people and non-Black POC to build a coalition and learn with and from one another, understanding that no one is expected to be an expert and that feedback when our actions do not align with our beliefs is welcomed.

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Kady Lafferty

Kady Lafferty

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$10.00/person

All Ages