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Composting Supremacy Culture: Unpacking Racial Literacy, Embodiment, and Social Healing.

Pre-Festival Offering
Thursday September 2, 2021
9 am – 5 pm

cost: $59.00


Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza | Jo Luehmann | Lenny Duncan

Composting Supremacy Culture: Unpacking Racial Literacy, Embodiment, and Social Healing.
Supremacy culture is a maladaptive coping mechanism we’ve all been conditioned with. The invitation of our faith should be to dismantle it and divest from it, so that we can adopt healing and wholeness instead. A faith that empowers supremacy culture is just a weapon of it, but faith is meant to be a tool of individual liberation that leads to collective liberation.
At the root of all oppression we always find unhealed people trying to survive. Oppression can end, heaven on earth is possible, we can move together toward it as we commit to embodying individual and collective healing. Being anti-racist is not an issue of intellectually understanding racism and its many ramifications, but instead one that must be embodied & enacted.
Learning to translate thought to action creates conditions for an embodied activist theology.  This year, we will provide chances to participate in active learning through a series of conversations and somatic movement experiences.  The work of embodying relational concepts of emergence, interdependence, and adaptability by exploring insights that emanate from our deep bodily wisdom is the primary work we will embark upon together as a learning community.
Listen carefully to the messages of the body – move, let go, and take risks in a co-creative environment. Explore the paradox of chaos and order as we flow between leading, following, tracking desire, and attending to choice.
Our bodies tell a story, and learning to weave together a collective embodied story will help us dismantle & compost the reigning supremacy cultures that cause harm and disunity.
Through a strong sense of community, experience a simultaneous celebration of individual and group orientation while highlighting the beauty and power of our ever-emerging communal consciousness.

Dr. Robyn

Dr. Robyn is a Transqueer Activist, Latinx Scholar, and Public Theology. They are the Author of Activist Theology, published by Fortress Press, and Founder of a collaborative project called The Activist Theology Project, based in Nashville. Their forthcoming book is Body Becoming, available March 2022 from Broadleaf Books.

Lenny Duncan

Lenny is the author of United States of Grace and Dear Church. Born on 62nd and Race in West Philly he now lives in the Pacific Northwest. Lenny is a nationally recognized writer, speaker, preacher, thinker, and agitator who has centered most of his theological work in the task of dismantling White Supremacy in the republic. Lenny is just another Black queer writer trying to survive “America”. He loves hip hop, tattoos, Jesus, liberation, and most likely you. He is ordained in the ELCA and is the Public Theologian at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley CA, and as Mission Developer Pastor for the Jubilee Collective in Vancouver WA.

Jo Luehmann

Jo Luehmann is a Colombian born and raised pastor who moved to the US to get her masters degree in ministry and theology. After 10 years working inside of churches, developing curriculum and teaching classes on theology and doctrine, and finding in personal and systemic ways how harmful and abusive the evangelical church is, Jo quit her job and committed to finding a faith that wasn’t abusive. Alongside her partner she started the Living Room ( a non-profit reclaiming faith and Christianity as spiritual expressions that can lead us toward wholeness, healing and heaven on earth. In the summer of 2020 alongside a group of victims and survivors of church abuse, Jo started @doBetterChurch an online space where people abused in churches can be seen, heard, believed and connected to others who can offer tools in their journey toward healing, as well as an initiative to invite churches to do better. In less than 6 months the space grew to over 15000 people with well over a thousand different reports of abuse submitted. Jo speaks and teaches about decolonizing faith and theology, as well as the importance of dismantling white supremacy, patriarchy and capitalism both individually and collectively.

Check In for pre-festival events will be available on Wednesday from 1 pm to 5 pm, and Thursday from 7am to 9 am.

If you’re tent camping, there’s no additional campsite charge for Wednesday night.
Some campsite locations are restricted due to large venue tent construction in several areas.
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