Ancestors in Training
“We are the ancestors of the future and what we do now will have an impact.” - Yeye Luisah Teish
How can we live lives that our descendants and the next seven generations can be proud of? How can we walk with integrity in the face of an uncertain future? As New Age science catches up with ancient and sacred technologies, what will we do with the tools that we’ve been given? During this exploratory workshop, collaborators will explore these questions through a guided healing practice featuring mixed media, discussion groups and writing with the intention of rediscovering how to navigate being Ancestors in Training. Collaborators will receive access to the syllabus of the same name after the workshop so that the root of the conversations grown during the session can travel to their communities.
This was a three part series that ran from July to October of 2018 in partnership and collaboration with the Caribbean Cultural Center (CCCADI). In addition, this framework was taught as a course to youth as a part of the Summer Institute of the Sadie Nash Leadership Project.
More updated information on the 2019 expression of this project can be found here, on the Ancestors in Training website.
ARTISTS ON ARTISTS – JOY OUT OF FIRE PRESENTATION
Watch the presentation on the body of work and activation at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture put on by the Studio Museum of Harlem.