Black, Indigenous and People of Color Sacred Circle Series

Black, Indigenous and People of Color Sacred Circle Series

Black, Indigenous and People of Color Sacred Circle Series

Date and Time:

Dates and Times for Practitioners:

Tuesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 2021

5-weeks, 90 minutes/session

Times: 5:30 p.m. Pacific, 6:30 p.m. Mountain, 7:30 p.m. Central, 8:30 p.m., Eastern.

No charge

Dates and Times for Members:

Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2021

5-weeks, 90 minutes/session

5:30 p.m. Pacific, 6:30 p.m. Mountain, 7:30 p.m. Central, 8:30 p.m., Eastern.

No charge.

Online

A Centers for Spiritual Living Event

Registration is now open for Practitioners and Members Sacred Circles
Starting in January 2021

We are hosting a three-part Sacred Circle series for the opportunity to connect with others from Centers for Spiritual Living Member communities to continue the conversation for greater awareness around racial disparity and transformation. The first series for Black, Indigenous and People of Color Ministers is in progress and concludes on December 18, 2020. The sessions for Practitioners and Members will start in January, 2021, which is highlighted in this announcement.

This is a prime moment for healing to be revealed in the Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities. There have been ongoing oppressions and marginalization of these communities historically up to current times. The varieties of trauma that result from these experiences often are retained in the physical, emotional and psychological bodies of people in Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities.

The next two parts of the Sacred Circle series starts in January for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color: A Circle for Practitioners (who are not ministers), and one for Members.  Details are outlined below. We will explore the somatic responses that are held from the traumas of our historical and current day societal experiences using the same curriculum.  As these groups sit in sacred circle together in support and discussion, the guiding resource will be My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem (Central Recovery Press, 2017).  Each group will explore together the concepts in the book, their lived experiences, as well as engage some of the suggested exercises individually and collectively.

Here are the desired outcomes of this Sacred Circle Series:

  • Create a safe space for honest reflection and awareness of racialized trauma in our lives and in our bodies
  • Incorporate spiritual practice with body practices from the book for healing to be revealed
  • Regardless of knowledge and awareness levels, come together in community for individual and collective healing and support

It is our full intention that this program will create a confidential space to be honest without shame or judgment for opportunities to learn and grow together. These sessions will not be recorded. Please purchase the primary book as soon as possible. There is also other suggested material that is optional as shown below.

Black, Indigenous and People of Color Circle Facilitators:

Rev. Dr. Sunshine Michelle Coleman is the lead for both the Practitioner and Member Sacred Circles. She is a seasoned facilitator and convener of sacred space, an ordained CSL minister, and founding community leader of Authenticity Journey of Renewal Focus Ministry. She recently completed her doctorate on the exploration of authentic self-expression within Black and Brown women in the United States.

Rosana Martinez, RScP will co-facilitate the Practitioners Sacred Circle. She has been a licensed practitioner and student of Science of Mind at East Bay Church of Religious Science – CSL in Oakland, California since 2007. She is an advocate of mental health rights and is retired from the mental and public health sector. Rosana lives and moves in the world treating others and the Earth from a place of honor and respect, and working for the benefit of all humankind.

Ayodele (Ayo) McClenney, RScP will co-facilitate the Members Sacred Circle. She is a seasoned coach, small group facilitator, and licensed Practitioner at Oneness Columbia Center for Spiritual Living in Maryland. Ayo has designed and delivered workshops in her spiritual community, as well as coursework guiding individuals and organizations to achieve high impact goals.

Black, Indigenous and People of Color Practitioners and Members Circles:

Times & Dates for Practitioners: Tuesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 2021

5-weeks, 90 minutes/session

5:30 p.m. Pacific, 6:30 p.m. Mountain, 7:30 p.m. Central, 8:30 p.m., Eastern.

No charge.

Times & Dates for Members: Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2021

5-weeks, 90 minutes/session, 5:30 p.m. Pacific, 6:30 p.m. Mountain, 7:30 p.m. Central, 8:30 p.m., Eastern.

No charge.

Resources and suggested pre-reading for Black, Indigenous and People of Color Practitioners and Members Circles: