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Warps and Whorls: Meditating on Disability Justice in the Redwoods

Honor ancient resilience and discover the roots of disability justice amidst the majestic redwoods.

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Warps and Whorls: Meditating on Disability Justice in the Redwoods
Warps and Whorls: Meditating on Disability Justice in the Redwoods

Time & Location

Jul 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Redwood City, 15709 Skyline Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA

About the event

After a gentle, meditative hike through the redwoods, learners gather at the roots of the Methuselah tree – an 1800+ year old redwood which has survived centuries of logging and colonization through their unique knots and burls. Here, learners celebrate the many ways Disability Justice manifests in nature, find power in their own somatic patterns and needs, and craft an offering to the tree using native plants.

By the end of this workshop, participants will leave with:

  • An understanding of the ways Redwoods exemplify Disability Justice ⚖️
  • An appreciation for the divergences/detours their own bodies take on the path to belonging 🌀
  • Appreciation and wonder for the Methuselah tree ✨

 What's Included 

  • Guided meditation and journaling practices
  • A cozy cup of tea & baked treats

 What to Bring 

  • Comfortable clothing and shoewear for spending time outdoors, such as a jacket, hat, warm socks, hiking boots etc.
  • A blanket for sitting comfortably on the forest floor (we'll have a few extras)
  • Your favorite journal and a pen

Workshop Pricing* 

By all of us contributing what we can afford, make this experience accessible for a diversity of incomes. The range reflects the disparity between economic conditions in the Bay Area, and is designed for those with more wealth to cover some of the costs of those with less access to wealth. Thank you for giving as much as you are able so that people of different economic backgrounds are able to join our programming.

As you decide what amount to pay, we ask that you not only consider your present-day financial situation governed by income but also factors including historical discrimination faced by your peoples, your current financial wealth, your access to income and financial wealth, people counting on your financial livelihood, and the socio-economic conditions of your locale.

  • Partner: $40
  • Supporter: $35
  • Friend: $30

*Adapted from Dr. Bayo Akomolafe’s We Will Dance with Mountains: Into the Cracks Slow Study course with For The Wild.

Covid-19 Safety 

Please do not attend if you are not feeling well, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in close contact with anyone who is COVID-19+.

About Wild Awake 

Wild Awake curates immersive outdoor learning experiences that are rooted in connecting with and caring for ourselves, each other, and the more-than-human world.

We believe that when we re-orient our attention to the time and space around us, we can cultivate relationships that recognize our mutuality and interdependence.

For more details about Wild Awake, please visit www.wildawake.us.

 

About the Guide 

Julia Dunn (they/she) is an Environmental Justice educator and organizer with over 9 years experience working at the intersection of community care, personal healing, and creative liberation. Currently, they are collaborating with incarcerated people and allies to create Sea Forester – a decarceration, reentry, and Ocean stewardship program focused on kelp forest restoration and Restorative Justice. Julia is dedicated to creating accessible, connective learning spaces for all people. They connect to nature through painting, scuba, gardening, and strange poetry. When Julia was 11, she looked a whale in the eye and immediately burst into tears.

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