Who Taught You to Be White? Retelling Our Nation’s History In the Classroom
June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A workshop with Goddess Carroll
Friday, June 25th, 1-4pm ET/10am-1pm PT
What are the stories that have been passed down in your family? Can you see your own history deeply woven into your classroom’s curriculum, and where were Black and brown folx in these moments? This workshop invites participants to reclaim their ancestor’s stories and repair generational trauma. We will be following the stories and values passed down from generation to generation, acknowledging the power structures we uphold as educators and leaders, and co-creating ways to disrupt the belief that the colonizer’s retelling of our history is the only valid one.
You are a part of history and that means engaging in community care. The unpacking of the whiteness within is lifelong toil in healing trauma. Non-CIS and/or hetero, disabled, BIPOC folx are not subcategories in the timeline of the human experience. History can not be generalized: It is reflected in our present reality and it is personal and profound.
Goddess (they/them/theirs) is the Proud MoMo of Sun Seed Community, a platform for the practice of collective healing. The intention of SSC is to feel into and sit with emotional, mental, and physical trauma while acknowledging whiteness, cis-heteronormativity, and patriarchy through their podcast, consulting, body/energy sessions, workshops, and group and individual container building. Creating Goddess’ tools of liberation took a whole community of support and they hope their village’s stories can resonate with others. They graduated from the Healing Arts Institute of Massage in October of 2018 and continue to explore therapeutic and spiritual practices while teaching workshops internationally and practicing body and energy work. You can usually find them in the “pagan” section of the bookstore, sitting in the back of a concert, caressing crystals at your local metaphysical shop, or binge-watching old sci-fi movies while cooking.