MWM Open Dialogue: Solidarity and Unity
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About the Event
At MidWest Mixed we have various dialogue tracks that serve as dedicated spaces for folks from specific backgrounds/experiences. We also have our Open Dialogue space- a place for BIPOC folks who connect to the experiences we center (read our “about language at www.MidWestMixed.com). It may serve you to attend one of our dedicated track spaces as well as the Open Dialogue, where we can work together to disrupt singular narratives surrounding what we think “mixedness” is. Open Dialogue will meet the last Sunday of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm CT.
Topic description: Solidarity & Unity - How we show up The movement is dynamic, fluid, and strong. As mixed folks, traveling an exploitative, extractive, cultural terrain, how do we show up? What does authentic solidarity and unity look like for us when so often the term, 'authentic,' can be a trigger? Whether you are an organizer, healer, educator, accomplice, supporter, or just dipping a toe in these waters of critical inquiry, let's operate under the values of 'going slow, and going together,' to continue this deep conversation in our mixed community. Co-learning is self-care!
Dialogue Facilitator Bios:
Alissa Paris is a mother, teaching artist, and space-maker who identifies as a queer, Black/latine/white, cisgender women living on the stolen lands of the Anishanaaabeg & Dakhóta peoples (Minneapolis, MN). As co-founder of MidWest Mixed, Paris aspires to address the need for increasingly nuanced discussions on intersectional identity formation, and to stay innovative in creative space-making for sometimes messy work. Paris currently lives in North Minneapolis and is peacefully co-parenting her five year old child, Khalil. She spends her free-time aspiring to a life of overall wellness.
Jenny Kordosky (she/her/hers) is a Korean Adoptee who grew up in the wilds of first-ring TC suburbs. She’s spent the past seven years teaching and learning here and in California. She feels blessed to be a mama to mixed kids and to live with two cats, one pup, and one sweet rattie. She works as a caregiver, abolitionist & sex ed curriculum writer, educational equity consultant, and with MWM. She loves the color of spring radishes and 90s R&B.