The work Beyond ‘The Work’

The work Beyond ‘The Work’

by adélàjà simon
Many in this cultural context dream of a workshop where they are in a space with peoples of all ‘colors’ singing together in harmony…is that you? In that same dream, do you imagine which language(s) will be spoken? English...Spanish? Both dominator languages forced on the majority of peoples through physical and/or economic violence. Do you feel the weight of what is lost in service of assimilation for that dream to happen?
Intersectionalization of the Work that Reconnects

Intersectionalization of the Work that Reconnects

by Sarah Thompson
While we're all in this together in the Great Turning, we’re all in it together differently. Nowhere currently in the facilitated spiral process of the Work that Reconnects (WTR) is there a specific process to address the brokenness within the beauty of the communities that gather in service of the Great Turning. My assessment leads me to believe that in addition to North American society, the WTR itself is going through positive disintegration in order to open so that less harm is done... and to prepare us for this next level of intersectional decolonial struggle.
Building Safety, Inclusion, and Belonging in WTR: Considerations of Social Identity, Power and Privilege, and Intrapersonal, Interpersonal and Group Dynamics

Building Safety, Inclusion, and Belonging in WTR: Considerations of Social Identity, Power and Privilege, and Intrapersonal, Interpersonal and Group Dynamics

by Erica Peng
Transforming how we connect with ourselves, each other, and the greater system is increasingly critical now. I see a great opportunity – and need – to develop and evolve WTR learning experiences and facilitator capacity to create more safety, inclusion, and belonging. In this article, I offer my perspective and recommendations for continued development of WTR.
Re-imagining Harvesting the Gifts of the Ancestors

Re-imagining Harvesting the Gifts of the Ancestors

by A.M. Davis
The first time I did the exercise, “Harvesting the Gifts of the Ancestors” I mentally pushed aside the places that overlooked the majority of my ancestry. I was in a workshop with Joanna, and when she said the word “we” I automatically and almost subconsciously replaced “we” with “they.” I have learned to do this replacement since Kindergarten in order to survive this culture with my sense of self intact.