11am - 12pm: "Feel Good Movement" with Kirstin Brown! In this workshop we'll have a gentle warm up and work together to explore movement that feels good and natural to each individuals body. We'll do a few exercises that will help create and develop unique movement and some basic movement that we can all do together. From there we'll create a simple base choreography that can be translated into each individuals body and expanded upon to make it your own. This class is for all levels and is a good way to start movement and find your own voice in movement, think of it as an exploration of movement. I highly recommend wearing layers of clothing with an outer layer of long sleeves that cover the back and pants so it's easier to slide around the floor. This class is appropriate for small spaces; you'll just need enough space to lay down completely and be able to turn from side to side with legs and arms extended. 3pm - 4pm: "The Intersection of Culture & Career" with Sonia Kang! This workshop will help guide participants in exploring how intersecting identities can impact an individual’s choice in the workplace. It will create a supportive space for audience to engage in meaningful conversations around issues of culture and career, explore the intersection of culture and career, introduce students to the existence of different career paths, and recommend strategies that can be challenging when trying to leverage the multiracial experience.
Saturday, October 10th Workshops
11am - 12pm:"Exploring Mixed-Race Identity through Poetry/Narrative" with Kamilah Zadi from Blasian Narratives! In this workshop hosted by Kamilah Zadi, participants will draw from personal experience to craft a piece of writing that reflects how they feel about their identities.
3pm - 4pm: "Eating on a Budget: Factors Influencing the Foodscape + Cooking Demo & Grocery Gift Card Raffle" with Ami and Alexander from University Health Services! How to eat well on a budget: how to budget, save money, and enjoy your food! A lot of factors go into our food experiences, and we’re going to show you easy tips and tricks that you can use right now, regardless of your situation or cooking ability. We will cover saving money when spending, the Rule of Thumb for balanced eating, how to overcome barriers in accessing food, and what quality of food really means.
7pm - 8pm: "Empowering Tools for Mental Health and Wellness During Uncertain Times" with Jewel Love! Feeling anxious about employment, depressed about the racial tension nationally, or overwhelmed about your upcoming finals? Well the world of psychotherapy, or "therapy" for short has some powerful answers that could help you not only cope, but thrive. Come join Jewel Love, LMFT as he leads us through a fun, engaging, and practical workshop on how we can stay mentally grounded and resilient during uncertain times.
Saturday, October 17th Workshops
11am - 12pm:Connecting to the Land (A socially distanced event in Berkeley) Join Loa Niumeitolu as she shares her experiences of connecting to land in her native Pacific Islands and in local East Bay Area/Ohlone Territory urban farms. Through her stories, she honors indigenous leadership and practices, and seeks to inspire and support young visionary farmers. 3pm - 4pm: "COMMUNITY: A Conversation with Loving Day" with Rob Graham, Elizabeth Sowers, and Ken Tanabe! What does community mean to us? What do we need from community? And, what can community provide? Join the Loving Day team for a facilitated discussion including these questions and more.
7pm - 8pm: "Mobility with Madoka" Yoga Workshop with Madoka Hara! In this class we will focus on spinal mobility, joint stabilization, proprioception, and various styles of somatic stretches in order address chronic pain, prevent injuries and calm our central nervous system so we can better inhabit our bodies, breath and mind. We will be combining practices of Daoist Yoga, Yin Yoga, Hatha yoga and various postures / movements that promote stability and strength in our connective tissues. Basic prop recommendations include: 1 - 2 blocks, a yoga strap, and some pillows and/or blankets for additional comfort. If you are missing some props no worries, I will offer some alternative options!
Saturday, October 24th Workshops
11am - 12pm: "Identity, Intersectionality & Wellness: How to Find Your Center When the World Puts You on Edge" with Dr. Jennifer Noble! Current events are causing everyone to question where they stand on a host of issues. This can be stressful, especially as we are forced to do much more self reflection. Recognizing how these various events impact us personally becomes complex when we have intersecting identities. How do you navigate caring for yourself amidst all that is going on? In this workshop, we will discuss the various stressors we are all facing today, how we understand ourselves in relation to them, and develop strategies together to stay grounded and strong going forward.
3pm - 4pm: "Dear White People" with Lynae Bogues! This workshop will discuss White emotions in a Black oriented movement. We will discuss the history of Karens, White Tears, Microaggressions, and Allyship. The content with focus on the historical nature of BLM, its necessity, and navigating whiteness as an institution on American Soil. This workshop is beneficial to people of all cultural backgrounds as it provides all with the language necessary to communicate needs beyond racial boundaries and identify where and when privilege may enter the conversation.