Celebration and Restoration of Communities of Color: Our Time Is Now

Celebration and Restoration of Communities of Color

Tuesdays, times vary (see below)
June 30, July 7, 14, 21 • Online via Zoom
Ages 15+ with a focus on youth

Our Time Is Now…Let’s Build

Contemplative Workshops for Ages 15+

iBme’s affinity space programming returns this summer with a restorative, contemplative, and joyful month-long of online gathering open to all folks ages 15+ who identify as a person of color. In this course, we will celebrate our identities and explore ways to unleash the power of mindfulness to restore and heal our communities. We will practice relational mindfulness, self compassion, and joy and apply these qualities to cultural expression, food and wellness, emotional resilience, and community building. Each session is a time commitment of 2 hours.

Session 1: June 30 – 1pm ET/10am PT- Feelin’ Like I’m Winning and Living My Best Life, engagement around Joy, Victory and Contemplation. Hosted by our esteemed iBme Teaching Team w/Dawn Mauricio and Sara Shapouri

Session 2: July 7 – 1pm ET/10am PT – All Up In my Feelins’, a book discussion facilitated by the infamous Lama Rod Owens with his new book Love and Rage. Each participant will receive a copy (IG: @lamarodowens)

Session 3: July 14 – 6pm ET/3pm PT – Feelin’ Like I Have Sumthin’ to Say, an arts-based experience tapping into cultural expression and Right Speech/Communication with the international cultural artist Charisse Minerva (IG: @minervatrueheart)

Session 4: July 21 – 6pm ET/ 3pm PT – Feelin’ Like I Need to Eat Healthy, Got Guacamole?!, a cooking and revealing journey about food, sustainability, and wellness with Chef Korby (IG: @chefkorby)


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Charisse Minerva

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D. Jylani Brown

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Cost and Accessibility

The sliding scale for this 4-series of Workshops is $0 – $150.

If your family earns $75,000 or more per year, then we request that you pay the full price. If your family earns less than $75,000/year, you may self-select an amount to pay. If you are in true economic hardship (e.g, recently lost job, health situation, etc.) we are offering the discounted rate of $40. If you cannot afford the discounted fee please email registrar@ibme.com and we’ll make it work for you. No teen will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Application Deadline
No deadline – drop ins welcome

$150 suggested tuition for families making over $75,000 a year • $40 – $150 sliding scale

2 hour sessions, 4 times

All ages 15+ welcome, we encourage intergenerational engagement with a focus on youth.