Support Black Feminist Breathing: The Retreat!!!
The retreat is July 4-6 2014 in Magnolia Mississippi. For more details see the event page here: http://www.alexispauline.com/apgblog/event-view/black-feminist-breathing-retreat-july-4-6th-magnolia-mississippi
This is a weekend retreat to practice and celebrate the technology of black feminist breathing. We will use breathing, mantras and poetry rooted in short wise sayings from black feminist teachers and writers as a resource for mindfulness, sustainability and connection to legacy and purpose. This retreat builds on a successful national (plus Canada) Black Feminist Breathing Tour through which Sista Docta Time Traveller Space Cadet visited schools and community centers around North America. It also builds on 5 years of retreats by Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind in North Carolina and South Carolina. We are excited to bring this energy to Magnolia Mississippi. We will be gathering about 21 participants (including facilitators) for a weekend full of LOVE!
This retreat is for black-identified people who breathe or who want to breathe and who would cherish a space to breath in the queer affirming, gender transforming, loving and abundant context of black feminist legacy and practice! We are especially excited for people who live and work in the deep south and people with roots in the deep south who are breathing elsewhere to participate in the reality of what it means to breathe in the legacy of freedom and struggle in this geographic area.
Cosponsor this life-giving event:
If you or your organization want to be listed as a co-sponsor of this event and have your work publicized as part of what makes it beautiful and worthwhile for black feminist visionaries to BREATHE you can offer a donation of $50 or more here:
thank you to our first two supporters
Kifu Faruq of Greenspace Initiative
Aishah Shahidah Simmons of Afrolez Productions
Become a partner!!!
If you want to be a retreat partner and either send members of your organization to the retreat or fund scholarships for other participants you can offer a donation of $500 or more here:
Co-sponsors can provide scholarships at 3 levels
$500 for one participant
$400 each for two participants ($800 total)
$350 each for 3 or more participants
Ask the folks you are sending to register here:
The retreat will take place at the Flowering Lotus Retreat Center founded by a visionary black woman named Dolores Watson in Magnolia, Mississippi. We will be using their meditation hall and two of their large houses for our retreat. They will also be providing us with vegetarian meals prepared by a gourmet chef for the duration of the retreat. There are directions to the retreat center here: http://www.floweringlotusmeditation.org/directions.html
The retreat costs $500 per participant and includes housing, all meals, and world-renowned facilitation and transportation from the airport for a limited number of participants.
Flowering Lotus also has a 30 minute work meditation policy which means that each participant will (mindfully) do something for 30 minutes that supports the functioning of the center…like washing dishes. You will not miss any retreat programming during this time.