Today we’re talking with Kelly Germaine-Strickland & Jardana Peacock about white ancestral healing as anti-racist practice, faith and spirituality, white fragility, the complexity of ancestry and white supremacy, some Christian perspective, and why white people gotta love each other to fully be in the fight for racial justice.
NEW FEATURE on the podcast this week: AFFIRMATIONS
We will be hosting a new segment each week that is a time for us to feature community voices and words; to uplift people, organizations, and communities that are embodying the values of healing justice. For a $35 donation, you can submit your own personal shout-out to spread love on the airwaves! It’s not for promotion, but for a public gratitude. So, if you want to submit a community-love affirmation to be played in a future episode, CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR AFFIRMATION
This week’s AFFIRMATION celebrates Movimiento Cosecha, the Dreamers & DACA-mented folks, and especially organizers Thais Marques & Cata Santiago. Thank you for sharing your struggles & resilience!
ABOUT OUR GUESTS: JARDANA PEACOCK & KELLY GERMAINE-STRICKLAND
Jardana Peacock is a southern-based writer, spiritual teacher, and a healer. She is the director of Liberation School, a school for changemakers working to center healing and spirituality in movements. She has worked with thousands of changemakers and organizations globally to address trauma through an anti-oppression lens. Stay connected.
Kelly Germaine Strickland is a trauma therapist and plant-based healer based in Cincinnati, Ohio. She works with change-makers and institutions to heal from and dismantle systems of oppression.
To work further with Jardana and Kelly, check out their online course beginning Feb 20 called Practice Showing Up: Anti-Racist Spirituality for White People.
Download the accompanying practice to hear Jardana and Kelly lead you through an ancestral healing practice that is focused on white ancestry, but can be used by anyone. It involves meditation and writing… you need a place where you can be still, and paper and pen to write with. Practices post on Thursdays.
RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE:
Practice Showing Up: Spiritual Anti-Racism for White People is the upcoming course led by Jardana & Kelly online. Learn more & sign up here! //
Liberation School is a program for changemakers who want to center healing & spirituality in their work - you can also hear stories and songs from Liberation School in episode 11 of this podcast.
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Mixed and produced by Zach Meyer at the COALROOM
Intro and Closing music gifted by Danny O’Brien
All visuals contributed by Josiah Werning