Relational Culture Series
Many communities working for social justice face challenges in building strong and dependable relationships. Often we fall into grinding conflict, rupture, and pain despite striving to live by our values. The reality is, it is challenging to build resilient community amidst a dominant culture of individualism, oppression, isolation, and competition.
We need to shift away from this culture, and toward renewed community connection. This is urgent. We believe we need to prioritize holding dependable relationships at the center of our strategies for change.
In Relational Uprising, we use storytelling and somatics to cultivate that culture shift together. We see resilience as a community’s collective capacity to sustain this intentional culture.
Through our 3-part training series, Bonding, Embodying, and Bridging, participants learn tools and practices that build resilience at the ecological, cultural, community, and individual levels through three cultivated relational capacities or resources: 1) Distributed Dependency & Dependability, 2) Sensitivity to Connection, and 3) Sustained Inclusion.
This is deep, meaningful work that requires intention and effort. To shift culture in these times, it will take collectives of people working together over time. We created Relational Uprising because we want to support this shift, and support communities who are committed but need more tools for collective resilience.
We would love to build a relationship with you, and welcome you and your team into our growing community of practice!