The Capacity for Conflict: Generating Our Collective Ability to Transform Through Interpersonal Challenges

with Prentis Hemphill
Prentis Hemphill
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About the Event 

In this time of increasingly challenging conditions and divisiveness, our communities and movements are in dire need of strengthening our abilities for generative conflict. Prentis will utilize embodied practices as a tool for increasing somatic awareness, identifying internal patterns, and addressing interpersonal challenges.

About the Speaker 

Prentis Hemphill is movement facilitator, Somatics teacher and practitioner, and working at the convergence of healing, collective transformation, and political organizing. Prentis has spent the last 15 years bridging wellbeing and power building as a part of movement building organizations, most recently as the Healing Justice Director at Black Lives Matter Global Network. In 2016, Prentis was awarded the Buddhist Peace Fellowship Soma Award for community work inspired by Buddhist thought. At present, Prentis is the founder and leader of The Embodiment Institute and The Black Embodiment Initiative as well as host of the Finding Our Way Podcast.

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This event is part of the colloquium series "Black People Healing for Justice & Liberation: Fierce Resolve in Times of Crises," sponsored by the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies with the Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Initiative and the Department of American Studies co-sponsoring.
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