About this Session
Each week of Groundwork: Healing within Community Arts Education (“Groundwork”) began with a General Assembly to open the weekly theme. In keeping with the third week’s theme of Healing for Movement Building, this session begins with a Grounding Practice by Trinity Miracle (aka Afroetic) about the creation of personal mantras to affirm one’s purpose. This session ends with our Featured Storyteller, Phoenix | Sun Park, who shares a set of guiding principles and frameworks to help ground and equip us in digging deeper into our work, particularly should our work include disrupting systems of oppression that have impacted our social structures, cultures, relationships, personal experiences, perspectives, and communities.
This session was held on November 1, 2021, with American Sign Language interpretation provided by Pro Bono ASL.
Week 3 | General Assembly on Healing: Healing for Movement Building
- Grounding Practice: “The Creation of Affirmational Mantras” with Trinity Miracle (aka Afroetic)
- A Message from Groundwork Advisor Calida Jones
- Featured Storyteller: “Stepping into Embodiment —Self to Collective Healing and Movement Building” with Phoenix | Sun Park (Founder, Voice of Purpose)
About the Groundwork Program
Groundwork was a 3-week virtual gathering that centered healing in the context of community arts education, as a pathway towards personal, interpersonal, and systemic change, informed by the idea that we must get right with ourselves before we can work with each other to reimagine and create a more just future. To that end, Groundwork’s themes unfolded each week as: Healing for Self (Week 1), Healing for Collective (Week 2), and Healing for Movement Building (Week 3).
For more information about the gathering, please visit the program details, here.
This program was made possible through generous support from Aroha Philanthropies, The Music Man Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.