racist?” or “What has my white privilege given me” “Why are so many black
people harassed and killed by police.” “Why do black people feel they deserve
reparations.” “Why should I care about black people’s problems, I’ve got my
These are questions being raised in social media, publications, and on the streets of cities and towns across the USA. These questions cannot be answered easily or glibly. But, through a close exploration of the story you’ve told yourself about race and the stories you’ve grown up with, understanding and lasting racial change can occur.
To facilitate racial understanding and social transformation, Vibrant Velvet Voice Productions has launched this healing circle. In this circle you have the opportunity to address racial issues and ask questions, in a non-threatening, non-judgmental, informative space.
R.A.C.E.S. is a two hour live Zoom story sharing event created and facilitated by Skywalker Payne.
Participant in this Circle will
A Circle requires
a minimum of five participants to a maximum of fifteen. Circles must be a homogeneous, people who work together, are in the same
organization, institution, class or group. The ideal circle will have a diversity
of people, but if the group is not diverse, that and other issues can be
addressed in the Circle.
This is a participatory Circle. However, no one will be required to speak but participants should be prepared to write and reflect.
You have one of the most gentle, kind, compassionate spirits I have ever come across. Your presence is calming and soothing. You are walking medicine to the soul.
Skywalker Payne, storytelling energy healer, is the founder of Vibrant Velvet Voice Productions. With a degree in storytelling, ten years of work as a registered nurse, Reiki Master certification, and a lifetime of spiritual practice, Skywalker’s insights are based on experience, empathy, and education.
Skywalker's experience in the black community includes
In addition, she expanded her knowledge of other peoples' racial/cultural struggles by travel to conferences, such as the Conference on the Disappeared in El Salvador. And as a nurse she worked in the Navajo and Hopi nations and with Alaska natives.
Business, school, club, non-profit, or congregation ready to go beyond liberal platitudes to explore racial root stories?
The R.A.C.E.S. Circle creates an open, storytelling space to nurture education, conversation, reflection, and revelation.
Storytelling reveals common human qualities, experiences, and emotions. Stories also perpetuate and reinforce stereotypes, prejudice, and bigotry.
R.A.C.E.S. Circle is a healing process with the goal of initiating and maintaining open, honest racial dialogue and interaction.
Please contribute to this work by sharing this page with any organization you think would be interested.
Your financial contribution will allow us to more quickly help more people heal their racial stories.
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