|Justice or Peace?|
When have we allowed ourselves to pour out our emotions of pain, anger, bewilderment and the shock of his death? Where have we celebrated his life? As we put on our hoodies, march down to city hall and advocate, we also need an honest opportunity to look at ourselves in spectrum of life's uncertainties. In the words of scholar and activist bell hooks,
"maybe this isn't a time to summon power,
but really a time to let go and grieve."
I don't look to Trayvon's death as a unique and isolated circumstance for grief or an excuse to quell activism. Grief is critical for awakening America's cultural sensitivities to the value of life. But, if we continue to bypass grief for activism, we become numb and detached from the blood, skin, bones, energy, tears and heartbeats that shape the individuality of life.
While some take on debates, legal complications, racism and stereotypes, I welcome those who want to personally grieve and hold space for Trayvon to yoga on Monday 4/2 at our Soulful Flow Yoga Class. Our class will be designed to move through pain and provide an opportunity to physically release unresolved emotions associated with his loss and the loss of other black children to senseless crimes.
Let Go & Release Yoga Practice
Hillcrest Recreation Center
3100 Denver Street SE
Washington DC 20020