Reconciliation &

Vibrant Activism

GraceBetweenRaces

GraceBetweenRaces is an online gathering space to share about race issues and reconciliation as an online group on facebook that Hilary and AnnMarie Modeste birthed out of their connection and conversations about race and healing as a result of the Feminine Emergence Summit. AnnMarie is a wayfinder, entrepreneur, and mother of four children and 7 grandchildren. She was born in Trinidad and Migrated to Canada in 1988, and currently lives in Montreal Quebec. Out of our shared stories and calling to cultivate reconciliation within ourselves and in our communities, we created a space in which others can also have the opportunity to share their experiences on race with the intention of reconciliation. We invite you to watch our video gatherings from this past year with new guests each time and to share your experiences with us and the community. Please post anything that relates to race issues and race reconciliation. 

Mission Statement:

To hold space for diverse individuals & communities to come together to express, create and heal across differences.  

 

Vision:

Race reconciliation through raw conversations that bring about collaborative healing for all.

 

Intention for each gathering:

To have raw, honest and open conversations with people of diverse backgrounds discussing their experiences of inequality between races and how these experiences have affected them personally as well as society as a whole. To facilitate an atmosphere of support to bring about greater harmony and healing for all beings.

Guidelines:
-Inclusive of all.
-Equal Opportunity for all.
-Speak from the heart and one’s own experience.
-Strive to be curious about another’s experience.
-Respect each other and their experience.
-Honoring one’s own & each other’s truth.
-Be courageous and encouraging of others.
-Be mindful of time.
-Welcome & receive feedback with gratitude.
-Celebrate risk taking.

Come and join us on our facebook group and share your story!

White Allies Circle
on The Web of Love

Given the increased demand and call for guidance amidst the racial awakening we are collectively experiencing, this weekly container is supporting those of us who are white and white presenting to process our experience of white body supremacy, our relationship to racism and discuss how we can be better allies to our black and indigenous brothers and sister of color.

You are invited to bring your experience, your questions, your guilt, your shame, your ideas, your uncertainty, your fear, your rage, your life as a white person and how you see you can grow, transform, heal, witness, take action and grow to be a more engaged collaborator with folks of color. 

This group is held as a talking circle, and a place to share. We start our time with a grounding and prayer to get into our hearts before we speak. Each participant will be timed so that all voices are heard if they choose to share. 

We encourage this space to be a place where we can bring appropriate action to our communities, without leaning on people of color to give us direction on what to do. There is so much we can do, and this will be a space to explore what that may be for us as individuals who are a part of the collective.

Happening weekly Tuesdays 8:00-9:30pm on the Web of Love, email Hilary at hilaryjlake@gmail.com to get the zoom link to join. 

Moving in Grace: Awakening through 

Racial Reconciliation

Hilary Lake, and Kelvin Young, sound practitioner and recovery coach create space for race reconciliation through mindful embodiment.

This workshop cultivates an experience of greater belonging and connection within ourselves and our relationships. We offer guidance to reflect on our relationship to race and race issues, and open the potential for internal and relational reconciliation around race. You are invited to open and share from your heart with others as we courageously look at how whiteness and privilege have impacted our lives and the lives of others. In this space we take steps toward cultivating a culture of welcoming and full inclusion for ourselves and in the collective as we share, move and sound together.

 

We begin with an opening circle to briefly share our stories. Then we have a guided somatic meditation accompanied by Kelvin Young’s sound healing, and move into a recorded musical wave to connect our body systems with the Earth systems through the elements based on the Chinese Five Element system. We round out the journey with a sound healing and a closing sharing circle.

This is a space for us to be fully ourselves with the rhythms of our bodies and the Earth. We move what needs to be moved and celebrate being in the mystery of life as we InBody the Change we are becoming together in grounding, nourishing, sensual, playful and expansive expression of awakening.

We are currently not offering this curriculum anywhere and if you are interested please contact Hilary at hilaryjlake@gmail.com to express your interest. It is possible that we could offer it online in the future.