Movement and Meditation
In 2022, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s theme for Black History Month is “Black Health and Wellness”.
Movement and wellness leader Pilin Anice, accompanied by musician Kevin Makarewicz, guides us through Movement to Relax and Movement to Energize. By equipping us with tools to breathe, relax, and be in our bodies during this time, these programs are designed to heal us, inspire us, and create a sense of connection with our selves and our surroundings.
Pilin Anice also returns with an in-person meditation and movement course on Mar 05, 2022 for pre-teen and teen girls, ages 8 to 13. In this empowering interactive workshop, girls practice mindfulness and self-expression to discover the power of their voices and bodies.
Soul Fire Farm
Soul Fire Farm is an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system. We spoke with Cheryl Whilby, Soul Fire Farm‘s Communications Director, about their work and their mission.
Screening: A Conversation with Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges
The 45-minute interview with Ms. Bridges will be screened at Grace Farms at 11 am and 2 pm on February 1, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 16. On February 12, the screening will also include a moderated discussion with Community Initiative Director Karen Kariuki.
Fostering Inclusive Communities
Join Community Initiative Director, Karen Kariuki, for a conversation about Grace Farms’ work fostering inclusive communities, food equity, and sustainability in our local and global community.
The Work at Grace Farms | Addressing Systemic Racism
Fostering inclusive communities has been a part of Grace Farms Foundation’s work since opening. Inspirational performances, interactive events, and engaging programs have provided opportunities to engage partners and the public so that together we can advance good, pursue peace, and help create more equitable communities.
The work has included:
- Books on Faith & Meaning | Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman, inaugural title (Public Book Group)
- Books on Faith & Meaning | Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone (Public Book Group)
- Community Conversations | Kevin Young presents Bunk (Public Program)
- Mini Webinar with Dr. Reeves of Nextions on Inclusive Leadership (Leadership Staff Live Webinar)
- Race & American Memory | The Unexpected Journey of an American Woman (Public Program)
- Race & American Memory | Film Screening of 13th with Sona Okun of EXALT (Public Event)
- Race & American Memory | Stamped from the Beginning with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi (Public Program)
- Race & American Memory | The Langston Hughes Project (Public Program)
- New Canaan The Start of Change: Addressing Racism series (Community Partner)
- Letters from Birmingham Jail (Progressive Public Reading)
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Public Book Group)
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (Public Book Group)
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Public Book Group)
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein, with Connecticut Council of Philanthropy’s Fairfield County Funder Network in partnership with Open Communities Alliance (Non-profit Space Grant)