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WORKSHOP | Anti-Racism in Intentional Communities
August 11 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT , 2-hour Live Workshop
Register below to join on Tuesday, August 11th | 1pm pacific / 4pm eastern (See your local time)
This session continues our exploration of white supremacy and racism dynamics in intentional communities. Sky Blue (former FIC Director) and Avi Kruley (Co-Director of Community Well-being at Mount Madonna Center) will guide us through a deep look at anti-racist practices. Join this important and timely conversation by registering below.h
About this Workshop
Now more than ever, predominantly white intentional communities (ICs) are recognizing how they perpetuate racism and white supremacy, and are looking for ways to change. What does this look like in practice? During this workshop, we will continue the conversation and present case studies of practical ways ICs can change their systems and culture to become more inclusive and accessible. We will also focus on how to respond to incidents and accusations of racism in ICs. Finally, we’ll explore ways we can integrate the practice of being anti-racist, as individuals and as communities, in an ongoing and sustainable way. This workshop is open to anyone and is geared towards people living in predominantly white intentional communities.
We will focus on:
- How to make your community more inclusive and accessible
- How to respond to instances of racism or address racist systems in your community
- How to integrate anti-racism work into your daily life
About Avi Kruley:
Avi Kruley ([email protected], she/her) is the Co-Director of Community Well-being at Mount Madonna Center, a non-profit retreat center and intentional community for yoga. She spent her years as a dual degree MBA/MPA student in sustainable management at Presidio Graduate School focused on exploring ways to make intentional communities more accessible and sustainable.
Avi continues to be awed by the quality of life intentional communities can offer, and is driven by a hope for everyone to be able to choose it, if they so desire.
About Sky Blue:
Sky Blue has spent the last 20 years living, working, and organizing in intentional communities, cooperatives, and community organizations. He has visited over 130 ecovillages, cohousing, coliving, co-ops, and communes in the US and Europe. He served as the Executive Director for the Foundation for Intentional Community and has worked for the Federation of Egalitarian Communities, Global Ecovillage Network of North America, and consulted with a variety of projects and events. As a movement builder he explores the relevance of intentional communities as laboratories and training grounds for addressing the systemic problems humanity faces. Learn more at incommunity.us