Pacific Palisades is celebrating its centennial this year. However, when the first Founders Day was celebrated on January 14, 1922, this area already had a…
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Seeking Wholeness as a White-Bodied Leader – Workshop Series
September 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 2, 2021
Practicing embodied justice: how whiteness impacts your leadership.
A space for white bodied leaders to build awareness, skills, and practice for unlearning
and disrupting how white supremacy acts through you in your leadership roles.
This series is an introduction to the characteristics of whiteness and how they show up in
us and our roles. Much of the session time is dedicated to focusing on the felt and
embodied experience of these topics in our current experience as white bodied leaders
in the world, whether in our families, communities, at school, at work, or in another
setting in our lives. I use the word “leader” broadly here. If you are interested in joining
but are not sure you qualify as a leader, please just join us and see how it lands with
This moment asks us to come to this work with a willingness to be changed by what we
hear, see, feel, and learn with our minds, bodies, and hearts.
We meet Tuesdays from September 14th to November 2nd, from 5-6:30pm pacific time.
We will meet using Zoom. Each session will be recorded and available to watch if you
cannot make them live.
Cost: You can purchase a pass to all 8 sessions for $180 (any that have already
happened you will get access to when you sign up) or you can drop in to any session for
More info and registration is here: https://www.heartinpolitics.org/events/finding-
Jess Dervin-Ackerman (she/they) is a Topanga based community organizer, embodied
trainer, justice oriented facilitator, and artist who holds integrity, authenticity, and
vulnerability at the center of her work and life.
September 14th: Power & Positionality
September 21st: Denial & Defensiveness
September 28th: Fear of Conflict & Right to Comfort
October 5th: Accountability
October 12th: Sense of Urgency
October 19th: Worship of the Written Word
October 16th: Perfectionism & Only One Right Way
November 2nd: Progress is More & Quantity Over Quality