What does it mean to come together as exhausted ones?
How does exhaustion already sit in our bodies as BIPOC activists?
What are the relationships between resistance, exhaustion, and structural oppression?
This workshop-gathering is inspired by Akwugo Emejulu & Leah Bassel’s recent article, ‘The politics of exhaustion’ which proposes, among other things, the notion of ‘structural exhaustion’. Rather than simply discussing these themes, Rajni invites those who are exhausted to come together and experience solidarity, respite, and reflection. There is no required reading for the session, and you will be welcome to participate in any way you need, including remaining camera-off if this is most comfortable for you. Rajni will share the article that inspired the session with everyone after we meet.
In order to create a safer space, Rajni has requested that this online gathering is restricted to people who identify as BIPOC* (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour).
Please register in advance so that we can send you details nearer to the time. The form to register is here: https://forms.gle/QDVEi5mgHtonZtt57
* These terms can feel clumsy, but are helpful in the work of decentering whiteness. If you self-identify as BIPOC you are welcome here, no questions asked.