This is the second in a series of community conversation events focusing on racism. The topic of race and racism in America has become a hot button issue in popular culture, however, rarely if ever is the topic discussed from the perspective of depth psychology.
Juxtaposing the traditional idea of American Exceptionalism with the historical facts of native genocide and the enslavement of kidnapped Africans, we will ask participants to discuss the roots of the trauma of racism in America as an archetypal, cultural complex. This is the second event in an ongoing series and will focus on the trauma of racism, the impact of unprocessed grief, and the possibility of group healing through shared experiences of grieving the cultural losses that have resulted from Racism. Visit this link for more on The Souls of White Folk.
- Join in an online discussion with Alliance members and Alliance Board members
- Join in community to reflect on the trauma of racism in America from a Depth Psychology perspective, discuss the impact of unprocessed grief related to the historical impact of racism, and discuss the possibility of group healing through shared experiences of grieving the cultural losses that have resulted from Racism
- Discuss ways that we as individuals, as a community, and as a culture might come together to address and grieve these losses and experience shared healing
Cost: Free for all Depth Psychology Alliance members, with a suggested donation of $10 to help us cover the cost of offering the event.
James Newell Ph.D. is vice-chair of the Depth Psychology Alliance Board. James is an educator, counselor, personal coach, and professional musician. James teaches online courses on world religions for Central Michigan University, Thomas Edison State University, and other schools. He earned his master’s in Pastoral Counseling and Theology from Vanderbilt Divinity School, with a focus on Jungian psychology, and his doctorate in History of Religions from Vanderbilt University Graduate School of Religion. James did his doctoral research on music and religion, with a focus on the South Asian Sufi music, qawwali. James is also the producer of the short Depth Psychology Alliance video "An Introduction to Depth Psychology."
Join us for this free Community Discussion.
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Meeting ID: 967 209 114
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=xubS4DxfvlVAlftTFmnivG-fA6cjRQlZ
Please note: All attendees will start with web cams turned OFF and you may choose to turn yours ON if/when you want, though we highly recommend using the web cams to facilitate more intimate and connected conversation.
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