- March 26-27, 2022
- 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45 am PDT)
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Workshop is live online and takes place over TWO days. Saturday Workshop Hours are 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PDT. Sunday workshop hours are 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PDT.
Our current landscape is fraught with the harmful and violent impacts of “imperialist, white-supremacist, capitalist patriarchy,” as Black feminist scholar bell hooks declared it. Patriarchy is a socially constructed system of hierarchy that positions male dominance over women or anyone not conforming to dominant gender roles. We can envision a path beyond the harm-doing of patriarchy, moving toward a more balanced, healing-centered way of being together across genders.
Join co-facilitators, Pam Lozoff and Sarwang Parikh for a transformative workshop on moving beyond patriarchy. Pam is a therapist working as a mindful movement and trauma-informed practitioner. Sarwang is a mindfulness practitioner and psychotherapist primarily serving BIPOC masculine-of-center folks. In this workshop, Pam and Sarwang invite participants to examine patriarchy and the ways it is embedded within other systems, while developing strategies and tools that allow us to dismantle, decenter, and imagine.
This workshop begins with participants and co-facilitators building a shared understanding of the impacts of patriarchy through the framework of intersectionality. The group examines how each of us is impacted distinctly and/or similarly by patriarchy based on our identities and social location to inquire into our own gender roles and perceived norms and how they are enacted within our relational dynamics to envision a way not rooted in patriarchy.
In order to dismantle the harmful impacts of patriarchy, we must be able to imagine and envision other ways of organizing and harmonizing across genders and bodies. Pam and Sarwang use Nora Samaran’s body of work, Turn this World Inside Out, as a compass for envisioning a more nurturing, generative way of being in society together. With this compass in mind, working in small group and dyadic discussions, participants compost patriarchal tendencies into more mutually generative habits through embodiment practices, social-emotional tools, and relational strategies to learn to transform personal and relational patterns.
This workshop welcomes anyone across any gender identity to explore and develop tools to dismantle, decenter, and imagine beyond patriarchy.
Pam Lozoff, ACSW, (she/her) is a therapist, mindful movement & trauma-informed practitioner and facilitator. She brings 12 years of experience working with youth, service providers & educators in community-based settings, including therapeutic programs and public schools, as a facilitator and group therapist. Pam is currently in practice as a therapist at Heart in Balance Therapy, and as a facilitator & coach, grounded in somatics/ body-based practices and an intersectional feminist, social justice lens. Learn more about Pam and her current offerings.
Sarwang Parikh, LMFT, (he/they) is a devoted mindfulness practitioner who strives to weave ancient wisdom traditions with a decolonized approach to mental health as a psychotherapist primarily serving BIPOC masculine-of-center folks. He has participated in men’s work for over a decade; and before the pandemic, he has been facilitating detoxing masculinity workshops for men of color. Sarwang also regularly teaches and facilitates mindfulness-based training and classes within education and organizations. He has over 15 years of diverse experience in social services and leadership in community-based organizational settings.
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