APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
Dates: 11-12 February 2023
Location: Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
More than ever before we are being called to practice how to hold ourselves and each other in community.
We are in urgent times of need, with the continuous rise of food and energy prices, alongside the colder temperature in our environment and in our bodies. Access to resources grows lower and lower and everything is starting to feel much much colder and isolating. The State’s aim is to keep us cold, immobilised, alone and helpless.
Our work reaffirms that we are not alone and we must be in community now more than ever before!
Voices that Shake! is organising a free weekend, intensive course, on radical facilitation, taking place on 11th-12th February 2023. During this programme, we’ll be igniting and activating our bodies as conductors of energy in community as we fight to keep, preserve and spread warmth.
We are offering an introduction to the principles of an inclusive, radical justice-oriented practice of facilitation. This will be informed by our Shake! Guidebook, and based upon the 7 pillars of our practice: Nurturing Trust; Centring Arts, Culture & Play; Moving from Participation to Presence; Embodying Liberatory Practice; Nurturing through Nature & Food; Sustaining Ourselves; Community Care Work.
The course will cover:
- An introduction to questioning harmful facilitation practices in schools, academia, our communities.
- An introduction to trauma-informed practice: how to invite our bodies into the room and what this implies.
- Radical safeguarding and harm reduction in facilitation with each other.
This course is for young people who want to gain skills at facilitating and holding spaces for people in their communities. Aimed at 18+ year olds, prioritising people who are at least one of the following:
- young Black people and/or people of colour/people of the global majority*
- working class
- from a migrant background
- Queer, trans and/or intersex people
- Disabled people
- neurodivergent people
* people of the global majority: coined by Dr. Barbara J. Love is inclusive of non-white folk around the world. It renders non-white people’s identities independent of whiteness, and it also affirms non-white people’s inherent power as the majority of the world’s population. (Lim, D 2020)
We’re offering a limited number of funded places to allow people who would otherwise be unable to attend due to commitments (work, childcare etc), lack of resources or other reasons that prevent you from full participation. Contribution to travel expenses are offered.