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Meeting #1: By Way of Revolution | Facilitated by Helina Metaferia

Helina Metaferia

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May 11, 2024 at 2:00pm

46 Washington Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11205

For the opening workshop, Session artist Helina Metaferia will explore the overlapping practices of performance art and protest movements, and how each of these histories of incremental activism have led to our present day moment. Through a series of embodiment exercises, participants will deconstruct the ways trauma gets stored in the body, and build up creative and tangible tools to release it. The artist will lead participants through a series of writing, mindfulness, somatic and performance exercises, based on histories of social change movements. Moving between ritualistic practices and applied strategies, participants are encouraged to adapt the practice to suit their own experiences and lives.

Access Note: This workshop is only open to those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and women (cis and trans), and gender non-conforming folks. Light refreshments will be served. All participants have the option to be photographed for Helina Metaferia’s collages at the conclusion of the workshop.