CARE Strategies

OPENING CONJURE: FACE POWER

CARE Strategies
OPENING CONJURE: FACE POWER

Activators: Eb. Brown & Afia Walking Tree

Healing Modalities: Sitting Practice, Drum, Story, Voice

When we started planning this year we didn't know #SurvivingRKelly was coming. We didn't know our community, in a real way, again, was going to be asked to look at how we use power. Because after all sexual assault isn't about sex, it is about power. It is about power over others. It is about not believing yourself to be powerful. It is a response to all of the times one feels disempowered.

So as our ancestors would have it, our second theme for Black Love Convergence this year is FACE POWER. Very clearly and specifically a call to Black Folks to look at how we use power within our relationships with each other. To ask ourselves hard questions, sit with our authentic answers, and then practice something else.

To be in the undoing of using our gender, sexual orientation, education, ability, skin color, immigration status, class, and social capital against each other. To be in the unlearning of exploitation, othering, and leaving each other behind. To relinquishing the belief that it has "always been this way and always will be this way" in favor of dreaming/living/being different.

We invite you to join us to look into the shadows and be in the hard work of RESTORATION by exploring the question- "How can I FACE MY POWER in relationship to other Black people?" and see what emerges.