Shake it Off! A Movement Workshop for Tired Activists

Tired of working around the clock for peace, justice, and social change? Weary from long meetings, long marches, long rallies, and short nights of sleep? You need to recharge! Join Miss Olivia for a time of movement, dance, gentle exercise, laughter, quiet, and renewal. Be prepared to let go of some inhibitions and fatigue. Come tired and leave rejuvenated. No dance or any kind of experience necessary. People of all ability and mobility levels welcome – there will be a place for everyone and a way for us all to move and express ourselves.

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Trainer: Olivia Ilano-Davis, Founding Artistic Director, Spectrum in Motion Dance Theater Ensemble, Hartford. Olivia created Spectrum in Motion in 1982 as a dance education program for ages 4-17, celebrating people of color and the American experience. She has now guided two generations of young people and is a teacher, mentor, educator, counselor, and “mom” to hundreds and hundreds of young adults.

Resting to Rise

Want to change the world – but are bone tired? Participate in a community nap with other motivated but weary folks interested in personal growth for social transformation. Fuel leadership development with this introduction to Daring to Rest – a profoundly healing practice that involves lying down, resting, and resetting one’s nervous system to plug back into personal power. (This class will require mats and blankets. Please bring those with you, if you can. We will have some available for you as well. Chairs will also be available for those who choose not to lie down.)

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Trainer: Benita Jackson is Professor of Psychology at Smith College, Director of the Society, Psychology, and Health Laboratory, and a Trained Facilitator in the Daring to Rest methodology.

Movement for Movement People: A Stretch, Dance, Jiggle Workshop for Tired Activists

As activists we often work too much, carry worries, and push ourselves hard. Always another meeting, vigil, rally, campaign, gathering, strategy session, or march to attend! Self-care sometimes get side-lined while work gets us up early and keeps us up late. Join dancer, educator, and beautiful-spirit Miss Olivia for a time to stretch, move, dance, carry on, enjoy good music, let go, and feel free. No dance or any kind of experience necessary. People of all ability and mobility levels most welcome – there will be a place for everyone and a way for us all to move and express ourselves. Join us!

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Trainer: Olivia Ilano-Davis, Founding Artistic Director, Spectrum in Motion Dance Theater Ensemble, Hartford. Olivia created Spectrum in Motion in 1982 as a dance education program for ages 4-17, celebrating people of color and the American experience. She has now guided two generations of young people and is a teacher, mentor, educator, counselor, and “mom” to hundreds and hundreds of young adults.

 

Shake it Off: A Movement Workshop for Tired Activists

Trainer: Olivia Ilano Davis, Founding Artistic Director, Spectrum in Motion Dance Theater Ensemble, Hartford. Olivia created Spectrum in Motion in 1982 as a dance education program for ages 4‐17, celebrating people of color and the American experience. She has now guided two generations of young people and is a teacher, mentor, educator, counselor, and “mom” to hundreds and hundreds of young adults.

Olivia Ilano Davis

Class Description: Tired of working around the clock for peace, justice, and social change? Weary from long meetings, long marches, long rallies, and short nights of sleep? You need to recharge! Join Miss Olivia for a time of movement, dance, gentle exercise, laughter, quiet, and renewal. Be prepared to let go of some inhibitions and fatigue. Come tired and leave rejuvenated. No dance or any kind of experience necessary. People of all ability and mobility levels welcome – there will be a place for everyone and a way for us all to move and express ourselves.