Celebration and Restoration of Communities of Color
October 26, November 2, 9, 16
6:30pm ET, 3:30pm PT • Online via Zoom
Ages 15+ with a focus on youth
Our Time Is Now…Let’s Build
Ongoing Programming Series for Folks of Color (Ages 15+)
October – “The Cipher” – a BIPOC male-centered, male-led workshop series. We’ll gather to explore culturally relevant themes and offer support to each other during this very important time of social and racial change in the US. We’ll explore how to cultivate curiosity, talk about the impacts of social media, dealing with racism, questions about gender/sexuality, mindfulness and money, feelings, and more. The embodied experience will include: variations of yoga and tai chi, meditation, listening to DJ’d music/beats and discussion.
Hosted by: Aqeel Yaseen
Each session is a time commitment of 2 hours.
Program Manager D. Jylani Brown
As a seasoned educator, Jylani has taught children and adults across the U.S. and abroad. Her background as a progressive, public and private school teacher, in both challenged and affluent school communities, allows her a unique perspective on the diverse experiences of children and the adults that support them. She currently works with youth involved with the juvenile justice system and is particularly interested in the integration of mindfulness, wellness practices, social justice and arts education in urban and underserved communities. She specializes in creating culturally relevant lessons supported by strategies for wellness related to inner and outer peace.
Jylani’s mindfulness journey began as a therapeutic way to deal with the many difficulties and stresses she faced as a low income, single mother of two, in Brooklyn, NY. The salvation of her meditation and yoga practice helped her to find the strength to change careers and realize a fabulous sense of peace for her family. From that point, Jylani redirected her energy toward the mindful education of children and families, community outreach and culturally-relevant wellness practices. The practice peace project, a mindfulness in education + lifestyle movement, was born from this space of love, peace and intention.
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Cost and Accessibility
The sliding scale for this 4-series of Workshops is $10 – $40.
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 $10. If you cannot afford the discounted fee please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make it work for you. No teen will be turned away for lack of funds.
No deadline – drop ins welcome
$40 suggested tuition for families making over $75,000 a year • $10 – $40 sliding scale
2 hour sessions, 4 times
All ages 15+ welcome, we encourage intergenerational engagement with a focus on youth.