Being Curious Together About Race: A Time for Learning and Connection (True Colors: Part 2)
Sunday, April 23rd:
3pm at The Cotton Building,
Downtown Port Townsend
Join us to discover what happens when we are curious together about race.
Quanita Louise, an internationally acclaimed teacher, healer, singer, ritualist and director of nzuzu.com, and Judith-Kate Friedman, singer/songwriter, recording artist, and director of Songwriting Works Educational Foundation will facilitate.
As artists skilled in creating safe, supportive environments for authentic expression, inclusion, personal inquiry, and social transformation, Friedman and Louise will engage participants in a new kind of conversation: One that rises from deep- heartedness and supports individuals and communities to move from judgment to curiosity and from isolation to real connection.
"We are living in a time when the freedom to express ones identity and celebrate our differences in terms of culture, ethnicity, race, religion and also age, ability, class, sexual orientation, etc. is of key concern everywhere, including in Port Townsend and the region," Judith-Kate Friedman puts the event in context.
"Creating welcoming communities is about affirming culture. As artists, we wish to bring tools to address what's happening around us. The divisiveness we're seeing between all kinds of people are often rooted in confusions that reach back centuries. Together, we can change this."
Quanita Louise adds: "What has our attention has really deep heart and meaning. All these can be used as portals to knowing ourselves and each other."
Together we'll build understanding and trust, allow fear, despair, and grief to be catalyzed in healing, and find new levels of honesty, courage, freedom and connection with each other.
This event is part 2 of the "True Colors" weekend - which begins with a concert of song, poetry, and improvisation.
True Colors Part 1:
Friday April 22nd
7 pm at Madrona MindBody Institute
Fort Worden, Port Townsend
One can attend either, or both of these related events.
The True Colors Concert and the Being Curious Community Event are presented on a "Pay as you wish" basis, with the support of the Port Townsend Arts Commission. Donations are gratefully accepted. All revenues will support event costs and the local work of Songwriting Works Educational Foundation. Volunteers are invited to help with outreach and on the days of event. To volunteer or for more information, contact: Songwriting Works at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360.385.1160
The Cotton Building (View)
607 Water St
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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