Staying in the flow: How to align spiritual values with anti - oppression work
Join Camille Barton of the Collective Liberation Project for a workshop on how to align our spiritual values with anti -oppression work. In this experiential workshop, mindfulness, discussion and group exercises will be used to explore how our spiritual values can become a strong foundation to support anti-oppression work, such as activism to dismantle racism. We will explore the phenomenon of spiritual bypassing, where spirituality is used as an excuse to avoid talking about difficult issues, and suggest alternative methods to align our spiritual values with engaged action to end oppression. Participants will develop strategies to acknowledge issues of power and privilege and gain confidence to begin addressing these issues in daily life
Camille Barton is an artist, researcher and the founding director of the Collective Liberation Project (CLP). CLP designs educational experiences to help people understand oppression, and how it relates to their lived experience, so they can stop behaving in ways that reproduce oppression, such as racism and sexism. This work is inspired by Camille’s ongoing research into somatics and social justice: exploring how trauma from oppression is rooted in the body and how it can be healed with movement and mindfulness. CLP has worked with clients including Quakers in Britain, Release, Sisters Uncut, The University of Sussex, SOAS, The Arts Marketing Association and Sunday Assembly London.