Hey St Albans! We want you to be familiar with our facilitators for tomorrow's Justice Conversation!
Meet Kelly, who will be facilitating our space for White persons:
Kelly Germaine (she/her) is a politicized somatic trauma therapist, facilitator, consultant, and movement builder who is practising Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression (ARAO) in her body, community, and industries. She is the Co-Founder of Energetic Justice, working with other white people to deepen our awareness of the pervasive and shape-shifting nature of white supremacy, sprout + strengthen mechanisms of accountability with BIPOC organizers, and erupt a community of white culture-makers and institutional organizers across Turtle Island who are committed to an oppression-free world.
Kelly is trained in Somatic-Based Psychotherapy and Anti-Racist Training + Education, having 8+ years of experience in these fields of practice alongside the essential community-based training of grassroots organizing. She has organized for Economic and Housing Justice in Rural Appalachia, Indigenous Sovereignty & Environmental Justice, and for Black Liberation including ending gentrification, mass incarceration, and discriminatory policing.
Kelly Germaine seeks to change systems so individuals + communities won’t need healing or charity in the first place, offering individual and organizational consulting to support people and institutions who are committed to enacting systemic equity and justice. Additionally, Kelly supports activists and spiritual communities in healing from the impact of systematic oppression and racialized trauma.
Kelly Germaine has had the honor of serving as a Founding Steering Committee Member of Organizing Against Racism (OAR), the Vice President of the Over-the-Rhine Community Council (OTRCC), Conference Lay Leader for the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, and as an alumnus of Union Theological Seminary’s Millennial Leadership Project (MLP)
See y'all tomorrow at 7:30 EST on Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/j/89881244882?pwd=cXh4azNXMDRsTHB4VWRsaXJpQ3Urdz09
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This Thursday at 7:30 p.m., we will be hosting a conversation on social justice for the members of the St. Albans community.
Our discussion this week will focus primarily on systemic racism and what that looks like both in the church and in our day-to-day lives.
This guided conversation will provide a space for BIPOC church members to share experiences together and another space for white church members to reflect amongst one another. We encourage all of those who can make it to come and be ready to listen and actively engage in discussion - see you soon!
Please message us for the Zoom Password: us02web.zoom.us/j/89881244882?pwd=cXh4azNXMDRsTHB4VWRsaXJpQ3Urdz09 ...