42 Acres Social Change Series: Resilience and Renewal – How to Use Mindfulness and Art for Social Justice Work

In collaboration with 42 Acres

42 ACRES Shoreditch, 66 Leonard Street, EC2A 4LW

TUESDAY 30th October 2018

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Join Camille Barton of the Collective Liberation Project for ‘Resilience and Renewal’, a workshop on how to use mindfulness and art to sustain transformative social justice work. In this experiential workshop, mindfulness, dance and group exercises will be used to explore how our meditation or art practice can become a strong foundation to support social justice work, including anti-racism.

Camille will reference their life story, having grown up in a meditation cult, to explore the phenomenon of spiritual bypassing, where spirituality is used as an excuse to avoid talking about difficult issues. Participants will leave with strategies to acknowledge issues of power and privilege and gain confidence to begin addressing this in daily life with self awareness, compassion and creativity.

About Camille:

Camille Barton is a movement artist who brings her passion for social change to life through a variety of art mediums, including dance, film and clowning. Her art practise fuses improvisation, ritual and Afrofuturism to weave new realities inspired by the creativity of the African Diaspora. Most recently Camille directed and danced in ‘Space is the Place’, a three minute Afrofuturist sci-fi film produced by Channel 4 Random Acts. The film was selected to play at Sheffield Doc Fest 2018. In 2016, Camille co produced The Sisterhood, Glastonbury festival’s first intersectional, women only venue. Most recently, Camille co produced and curated the SanQtuary- an intersectional, Queer clubhouse that launched at Shambala festival.

Camille is the director of the Collective Liberation Project (CLP). CLP designs educational experiences to help people understand oppression, and how it relates to their lived experience, so they can stop behaving in ways that reproduce oppression, such as racism and sexism. This work is inspired by Camille’s ongoing research into somatics and social justice: exploring how trauma from oppression is rooted in the body and how it can be healed with movement and mindfulness. CLP has worked with clients including Quakers in Britain, Release, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Sisters Uncut, The University of Sussex, SOAS, The Arts Marketing Association and Sunday Assembly London.

Time: Arrive from 19.15 for a 19.30 start

We are sorry that 42 ACRES is currently unable to offer disabled access and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.