Racism hurts all bodies! Let's Change That Dance!

Changing the Race Dance

Soyinka Rahim and Cynthia Winton-Henry

Minneapolis, MN

Friday May 12, 6:30-9, Saturday, May 13, 9 am –4:30 pm

InterPlay Minnesota welcomes cosponsors Clouds in Water Zen Center, Headwaters Foundation for Justice, Indigenous Peoples Task Force, Springhouse Ministry Center, Kaleo Center, Women’s Environmental Institute, First Universalist Church of Minneapolis

Do you believe in the right to freedom and dignity for all? Are you ready to move out of systems of assimilation and oppression that do not serve all people? Ready to do a different dance?

Using the widely tested educational methods of InterPlay leaders Soyinka Rahim, Cynthia Winton-Henry and team members re-engage the birthright practices of story-telling, movement, and communal song to not only come together but to tap new resources that literally move us toward freedom and health for all as we

  • Address and shift away from systems of assimilation and oppression uses for survival that detach us from the authentic self.
  • Engage in empowering opportunities to address race and racism and unpack inequity with fewer words and more wisdom.
  • Discover healthy ways to cross bridges, uncover insights, and claim the authority to be part of the change.
  • Sing chants that celebrate the choice to move towards healing and away from the wounds of racism.

“My words didn’t have to carry all the weight.” “This was a kind of body work that transformed everything for me.” “I felt a connection with everybody in the room on a deeper level…”

The workshop has been presented in 12 different cities and at conferences for Race Forward, National Association of Independent School's People of Color Conference, the Threshold Foundation and the Spiritual Directors International.

InterPlay is a creative tool kit dedicated to peace, health and social change. As a global leadership network of creatives, elders, emerging leaders and leaders of color InterPlayers strengthen well-being, bridge disciplines, and promote holistic thinking in personal and community practice.

Open to anyone age 14 or older.

Tuition (sliding scale)


If you would like to support this important initiative financially, please DONATE ONLINE. Your contribution will underwrite scholarships and keep the registration price low. Your support is appreciated!

Cost: $15-$75 sliding scale. Scholarships available.

Registration/Information: Body Wisdom, 510-465-2797, info@interplay.org. Participants may come just Friday or just Saturday. For local inquiries call Barbra Wiener 612-210-9166


Spring House Ministry Center

610 West 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Between Lyndale and Garfield Avenues on 28th street. PARKING: In parking lot next to building park at "SpringHouse Only" Signs (6) and spaces with no signs (20). The only place you can't park at are signs that say "24 Hr Reserved". There is also street parking on Lyndale and 28th and a big lot behind the Jungle Theater.
Soyinka Rahim
Soyinka Rahim, founder and director of OurThing Arts Company and BIBOLOVE, is a Certified InterPlay Leader. Soyinka has a long history as a member of the Bay Area's most renowned modern and ethnic dance companies. Her work taps into the power of sound and vibration to create peace and happiness for all humanity. In addition, she created the original, acclaimed Dance Play "An Alter Piece to Alter Peace,” and has worked with passion for intergenerational community in schools and community centers all over the West Coast and U.S. Her work as a conference weaver and workshop leader includes Race Forward, National Association for Independent Schools Teachers of Color, Boys and Girls Clubs, Spiritual Directors International, and the Parliament of World Religions.
Cynthia Winton-Henry
Cynthia Winton-Henry, co-founder of InterPlay with Phil Porter, has researched "what the body wants" in the arts, in jails, shelters, slums, hospitals, churches, businesses, classrooms, doctoral programs in theology and the arts, and in multicultural education. She develops somatic curriculums to address racism, leadership for the Earth, and spiritual intelligence with an eye to supporting millennials. A featured speaker on the Body Intelligence Summit and a keynoter at conferences, Cynthia is the author of What the Body Wants, Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last, Dance: A Sacred Art: Discovering the Joy of Movement as Spiritual Practice, and Chasing the Dance of Life: A Faith Journey,. Currently writing on Body Wisdom and Social Justice and on "Ensoulment," she coaches leaders seeking spiritual intelligence for our time at cynthiawinton-henry.com.

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