This week, we’re talking with Lucién Demaris & Cedar Landsman of Relational Uprising about individualism as a system of oppression; “heroic” cultures of organizing; indigenous traditions of healing in Ecuador; repairing rupture, suspicion, and judgment; and bridging as a form of increasing our ability to hold complexity in our movements.
Recommended listening that this episode builds upon: Episode 20: Relational Culture with Mark Fairfield.
Download the corresponding practice (32 Practice: Relational Inclusion) to join Cedar in learning how to inquire appreciatively into what we may be inclined to judge, reject, exclude, dismiss, or devalue about another’s experience. We see what new information this brings to us, helping us to see beyond our own entrenched perspective. Practice episodes always publish on Thursdays.
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Relational Uprising is a training and coaching institute that supports social movements to foster a relational culture of embodied support, interdependence, and inclusion in their organizations and communities. More at www.relationaluprising.org
Cedar Landsman is a heart-centered community organizer, trainer and facilitator who has worked in the field of social justice for over 17 years, from the global justice movement to the low-wage labor movement to the fight for a just and fair food system. She co-founded and co-directs Relational Uprising, which brings relational practice and theory to changemakers, particularly activists and organizers engaged in frontline movement building.
Lucién Demaris is a Somatics-based healer, educator and consultant, training in the US and internationally for the last 15 years. He currently serves as Co-Director at Relational Uprising, a project incubated at The Relational Center in Los Angeles, where he developed a Relational Somatics frame for activists. Lucién is formally trained as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner of Somatic Education, a California Licensed Acupuncturist and a Nationally Certified Bodyworker.---
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