6-week series | Saturdays, April 10 - May 15 | 10 AM - 12 PM (ET)

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6-week series | Revised dates: Saturday, April 14 from 10 AM - 12 PM,
then Thursdays 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 7 - 9 PM

Artwork displayed created in art journaling sessions. 

Event information

Are you wishing you had a supportive and spiritually centered space to explore your own internal wisdom about race and racial justice? 

 

This series is an invitation to step into a creative and spiritual process meant to bypass typical ways of thinking and understanding. This is a 6-week course with a maximum of 12 participants. The structure is designed to support the groups’ co-creation of an open-hearted, creative and collective space that honors each individual’s experience and thoughts without judgment. The closed nature of the group will enable members to build trust with each other. 

 

In this way, at your own pace you can:

This workshop is for anyone of any racial/ethnic identity who feels drawn to both exploring the topic of one’s own internal relationship to race and witnessing others’ stories no matter where they are in their journey of understanding. Courage, compassion, and vulnerability are required to do this work collectively. LJ is highly skilled in holding this type of space, and requests that in signing up for it, you are also ready for this collective experience.

 

No previous artistic experience is needed, as we will be using art to process rather than producing pieces of art. No matter your level of artistic skill, no matter your previous relation to spirituality and racial justice, you may be surprised at what emerges when you allow yourself to relax into creative flow.

 

SERIES DATES/TIMES ** REVISED **

Saturday, April 24th 10 AM – 12 PM, THEN Thursdays, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 7 – 9 PM

 

COST

This program is “pay-as-led” — meaning registrants can choose the pay they pay to register for the series based on what they are led to pay. To aid in discernment, we recommended the following options based on the cost to run the series: 

 

$150 – Full cost for the series 

$250 – Pay-it-forward (help another attend this workshop who might not otherwise be able to afford to)  

$50 – Recommended reduced rate

 

FORMAT

To begin each session, LJ will offer poetry, creative writing, teachings about white supremacy culture and/or visual art that focus on an aspect of race and race relations. Participants will then be invited to relax into a guided meditation, followed by the flow of art journaling. From a space of listening, there will be time to open to Spirit’s guidance as a way of creating what most needs to be expressed or remembered in this moment. 

 

We will close with an opportunity for those who are inspired to share. This will be in the style of Quaker worship sharing in which people share the spiritual crux of their stories and/or drawings for the group to lovingly and silently witness. There is no feedback or response to individual shares. This creates a space for each person to be heard completely, without filter, interpretation or question.  If no one is moved to share, we’ll simply enjoy the gifts of contemplative quiet. 

 

Please bring a journal (or paper) and any art materials that you’d like to work with (this can simply be a pen or pencil) and ensure you have a quiet space to reflect, create and share.

Register here!

Use the form below to register.

Pay-as-led is an opportunity to listen to your own inner guidance and determine how much you are led to pay. 

 

We have listed a few options for rates based on the cost of running this program, to guide your discernment: 

 

$150 – Full cost for the series 

$250 – Pay-it-forward (help another attend this workshop who might not otherwise be able to afford to)  

$50 – Recommended reduced rate

 

We don’t ask for proof of income or any other type of application for lower rates. 

You are able to register for this program at any rate, by changing the number in the box labeled “Name your price.” 

LJ Boswell is white, a Quaker, educator, interfaith chaplain, social justice activist and artist. As such, LJ nourishes curiosity and creativity in order for us to process, heal and come alive! They offer Spiritual Direction, anti-racist education and social justice coaching to groups and individuals. 

 

For more info: lj@spiritheals.me | www.spiritheals.me