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Some words, practices and resources in support of the Movement for Black Lives’ demands to #DefundThePolice and #DefendBlackLife

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Some words, practices, and resources for these times of coronavirus.

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An online discussion and practice gathering: Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice in the time of coronavirus

Watch the recording and access the transcript of our online discussion and practice gathering from 5/5/20 with gs teachers, Alta Starr, Prentis Hemphill, Staci K. Haines, and Xochitl Bervera.

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Resources

gs Practitioners Network (gsPN)

The gsPN is an organized network of politicized somatic coaches, therapists, and healing practitioners who have built somatic competence through gs programs. Below is a list of gs practitioners who work with organizers, member leaders, and others in social and environmental justice movements who are seeking this kind of healing and support either one-on-one or in healing groups.

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Reports and Research


gs Reports

Link
coronavirus/COVID-19 resources gathered by gs (2020)
PDF
2018-2022 Strategic Priorities summary
PDF
2019 gs Overview
PDF
2018 gs Snapshot

Other Reports

PDF
2017 Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD) Report
PDF
Ending Child Sexual Abuse, A Transformative Justice Handbook (generationFive)
PDF
National Domestic Workers Alliance: Leading with Love (Movement Strategy Center)
Website
Transforming Lives, Transforming Movement Building: Lessons from the National Domestic Workers Alliance Strategy – Organizing – Leadership (SOL) Initiative (2014, PERE)
Doc
USSF People’s Movement Assembly on Transformation (2010)
PDF
Towards Transformative Justice (generationFIVE)

“One of the reasons the generative somatics approach works for me is that it is concerned about somatics as a collective way of understanding trauma and pain. It isn’t about going away from the community to heal, which was the main way I had experienced healing work prior to somatics. It isn’t about being a special “healer” who is apart from community. generative somatics feels into how, in a collective or group, patterns of pain can indicate the mass, or intergenerational, trauma people are surviving. And how each of us has the power to help each feel more, heal, and move toward our longings for liberation and justice together.”

– adrienne maree brown, ‘Feeling From Within: A Life of Somatics’ Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, gs teacher

Essays and Articles

gs Articles

Essay
Reclaiming Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Time: Embodiment for Black Liberation (Alta Starr)
Essay
What is politicized somatics?
Essay
Transformative Power of Practice
Essay
Why Somatics for Social Justice and a Transformative Movement?
Essay
Personal & Social Transformation

Other Articles

Article
Interview with gs teacher Sumitra Rajkumar Part 1 (2019, Psychology Today)
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Interview with gs teacher Sumitra Rajkumar Part 2 (2019, Psychology Today)
Article
What Your Body Has to Do With Social Change (2019, adrienne maree brown, Yes! Magazine)

Webinars and Videos

Webinar
An online discussion and practice gathering: Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice in the time of coronavirus (2020)
Video
2019 Year-End Video
Webinar
Pleasure Activism: what’s somatics got to do with it? (2019)
Video
2018 Year-End Video
Webinar
Get to know gs: Year in Review (2018)
Video
2017 Year-End Video
Webinar
Somatics In the Time of Trump: A National Conversation & Practice Group (2017)
Webinar
Why Somatics: Conversation and Practice with Movement Leaders (2017)
Video
2016 Year-End Video

Podcasts

Podcast
Trauma, Healing, and Collective Power (2018)
Podcast
Somatics, Trauma Healing and Social Change (2018, Bioneers)

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