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We Come From Mermaids: African Diaspora and Water (Classroom Workshop, Black womxn & Black Non-binary folks))

$15

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 17, 2022 at 12 pm

Who is this workshop is for: Black womxn & Black non-binary folks. 

This classroom based workshop is an invitation to folks of African descent to immerse ourselves in the rich history of the African Diaspora and water!  Learn more about the ways our ancestors engaged with water for resistance and joy during slavery times and the middle passage, and the multitude of rich aquatic traditions in Atlantic African cultures pre European contact.  Through games, conversation, readings, lecture, and meditation, we will tap into the joy, liberation, resistance, and wisdom that connects us to our ancestors.  Thanks to the generous sponsorship and collaboration with Braided Seeds (https://www.braidedseeds.org/), this $50 workshop is being offered for $15!  We encourage you to register for both the classroom session and the pool session, though you are welcome to join for just one!

Maximum number of Students: 15

*COVD-19 Precautions: Class size limited to 15 students, to increase access, students and instructors are required to be vaccinated, students are asked to distance from each other, masks to be worn on deck.*

*Accessibility: The front entrance has three small stairs, and there is a back entrance that is accessible in a wheelchair.

*Please note this class is a space for folks of African Ancestry who have experienced gender and race based exclusions from aquatic environments (Black womxn and Black non-binary folks). Contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved!* 

 

We Come From Mermaids: African Diaspora and Water (Pool Workshop, Black womxn & Black non-binary)

$15

with Chandrika Francis

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 30, 2022 at 2 pm

Who is this workshop is for: Black womxn & Black non-binary folks. 

Join for an embodied journey into African diasporic aquatic traditions!  Gain swim skills while learning more about the ways our ancestors engaged with water for resistance and joy during slavery times and the middle passage, and the multitude of rich aquatic traditions in Atlantic African cultures pre European contact.  Through games, water meditation, songs, and other aquatic activities we will tap into the joy, liberation, resistance, and wisdom that connects us to our ancestors.  This space is geared towards beginner to advanced swimmers (to fully participate you can comfortably move around independently in 4ft deep water, and submerge your body in water at least up to your neck.  If you have fear around entering water, you are still completely welcome to join, we will find ways for you to engage in the activities.) Thanks to the generous sponsorship and colloaboration with Braided Seeds (https://www.braidedseeds.org/), this $50 workshop is being offered for $15! We encourage you to register for both the classroom session and the pool session, though you are welcome to join for just one!

Maximum number of Students: 15

Pool Description: Indoor Full size pool 4ft all the way across, 92 degrees, located in Renton. 

*COVD-19 Precautions: Class size limited to 15 students, to increase access, students and instructors are required to be vaccinated, students are asked to distance from each other, masks to be worn on deck.*

*Accessibility: ADA accessible parking and locker rooms, five steps with a hand rail to enter pool.* 

*Please note this class is a space for folks of African Ancestry who have experienced gender and race based exclusions from aquatic environments (Black womxn and Black non-binary folks). Contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved!* 





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