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Healing Justice Podcast

116 EpisodesProduced by Kate Werning - Social Justice Organizer & Trainer; Healing PractitionerWebsite

Healing Justice Podcast is a virtual practice space, bridging conversations at the intersections of collective healing & social change. Hosted by organizer and healing practitioner Kate Werning, each week we share a conversation with a powerful social justice leader, and an accompanying audio practi… read more

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16 Practice: Leading Movement Songs with Intention with IfNotNow (Ilana Lerman & Helen Bennett)

In this practice, you’ll learn techniques to hone your skill in leading group song - including honoring lineage, guarding against appropriation, skilled coordination of group teaching and singing, and WHY songs are critical for movement building. 

Download the corresponding conversation (episode 16) titled “Building Liberatory Movement Cultures” to learn more with IfNotNow leaders Michal David, Helen Bennett, and Ilana Lerman. We talk culture design as a key component of movement building, including dealing with internalized oppression as a community, guarding against appropriation as people search for belonging, the role of song and ritual, celebrating and supporting leadership, and more.

RESOURCES FOR THIS PRACTICE:

* Amazing guide for leading song: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LNkXlsWotZOD9TPWn9saUcqBKYa3mZ5fKgmo8Itx5Jo/edit?usp=sharing

* IfNotNow’s comprehensive song collection on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/ifnotnow

ABOUT OUR GUESTS: ILANA LERMAN & HELEN BENNETT OF IFNOTNOW

IfNotNow is a movement founded and led by young Jews working to transform the American Jewish Community’s support for the Occupation in Israel/Palestine into a call for freedom and dignity for all Palestinians and Israelis. www.ifnotnowmovement.org

Ilana Lerman’s ashkenazi family flooded her life with song and tradition, as well as a commitment to facing injustice with a fierceness. She is blessed to have been one of the early mischief-makers in IfNotNow and is currently the Spiritual & Cultural Life Organizer with Jewish Voice for Peace and co-leads a Jewish liberatory singing retreat called Let My People Sing!

Helen Bennett is a community organizer, trainer, and spiritual director committed to helping people remember how much it’s worth it to trust and depend on each other. As a volunteer organizer for IfNotNow, Helen leads on culture as strategy, which means experimenting with intuitive ways to keep rooted and also grow, while prioritizing both personal and collective healing, support, and transformation. 

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We pay for all costs out-of-pocket and this podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help us cover our costs by becoming a sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice

 

NEW FEATURE on the podcast: AFFIRMATIONS

We are hosting a new segment each week in our conversation episode that features community voices and words; to uplift people, organizations, and communities that are embodying the values of healing justice. For a sliding scale donation, you can submit your own personal shout-out to spread love on the airwaves! Submit your own community-love affirmation to be played in a future episode at https://healingjustice.typeform.com/to/YjvuU2

THANK YOU:

Editing by Yoshi Fields

Mixed and produced by Zach Meyer at the COALROOM

Intro and Closing music gifted by Danny O’Brien

All visuals contributed by Josiah Werning

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