The Well: Connecting the body and minds

Join us for a discussion on what somatic practices can teach us about Black, Indigenous and racialized leadership.

This event is hosted by The Well, and is exclusively for Black, Indigenous and/or racialized workers in the nonprofit sector in Ontario.

Moving towards the center of ourselves is a concept rooted in Kongo cosmology. As we move toward the center of ourselves, we surprisingly embrace a way of living and working that values self and community integration.

This interactive session will focus on how Black, Indigenous and racialized leadership can be reimagined through embodied practices rooted in Indigenous west-central African world views that support self and community integration. Participants are encouraged to bring along a picture or object that connects to their ancestors, as well as a bowl or a small vessel filled with water to accompany them during the session.

Please note that this session will not be recorded, and that when you register, it is only for this particular event, not the full series. If you have any questions about the event, please contact [email protected].

Facilitator bio

Myrtle Sodhi is a PhD student at York University in the Faculty of Education. Her research focus is Black feminist thought and Indigenous African thought and their application to re-designing systems. She is an artist, writer, and researcher. Myrtle was awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship and is a nominated Vanier Scholar. Through her community work she has conducted civil engagement arts-based research projects that focus on reimagining and rebuilding. Visit www.myrtlehenrysodhi.ca to learn more about her work.

Land acknowledgement

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September 21, 2023 3:30 PM
1h 30min

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