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Friday, June 15 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Black Touch

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Black people need the medicine of our bodies. In a society that demonizes and hypersexualizes Black bodies touching we create a container for liberatory physical dialogue to bring connection, unity, and transformation. Participants will explore somatic techniques rooted in compassion and shared presence, releasing tension and recalling our innate worth and value as beings. Together we share the wisdom of our bodies to organize and heal, to affirm that we are not alone.


Angela Davis Johnson

Angela Davis Johnson comes from generations of healers and creators. Informed by their wisdom, she creates paintings, sculptures, public art installations, and ritual performances to examine the technologies of black people. Merging art into a contemplative practice she embodies Live... Read More →

nyx zierhut

Alternate Roots / Institute for Somatics & Social Justice
nyx zierhut is a mixed black genderqueer performance artist, dancer, and poet. an edgewalker and creator of visceral aesthetic and political interventions, they practice at the crossroads of somatic healing and contemplative movement traditions. nyx believes in embodied creativity... Read More →

Friday June 15, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm