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.
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.
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.
For this session, you’ll need a comfortable, quiet place to lie down – a chair, the floor with padding, or a leaned back seat of a car can all do. A blanket, eye pillow, and small object from nature that you find pleasing and can fit in the palm of your hand (like a small stone) are also supportive, though not necessary. Most importantly, bring your tired, curious self and a desire for personal and collective change.
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.