Ease, Incrementality and Human Sustainability

Secrets of Art and Social Change with InterPlay JUL 2021 Online

The deep well of wisdom that resides within you
Agnotti Cowie, Jiling Lin, and Soyinka Rahim

Online, ONLINE

Thursday - Sunday
July 8th - 11th

Join us now, when human connection, racial justice & equity, community healing, and collective transformation are especially poignant. The InterPlay Art & Social Change program welcomes all of you. Give yourself 4 days of playing with joy, grief, resilience, stillness, silliness, creativity, and the deep well of wisdom that resides within you.

InterPlay is a practice that invites us to play with our birthright practices of movement, song, voice, storytelling, dance, and stillness to connect more deeply with our inner body wisdom and build connection through community. InterPlay as a social movement is dedicated to ease, incrementality and human sustainability - noticing what feels good in the body, while seeking and creating more moments based on this knowledge.

This year’s Secrets of Arts & Social Change w/ InterPlay program is for people of all ages. We are aiming for half of the participants to be Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color. Other applicants will be notified as space opens up on their acceptance to the program.

We will offer a Life Practice Program version of Art & Social change in the fall of 2021. Stay tuned for details.

The program offers a chance to:

-Share and reflect on our experiences as people passionate about the intersection of art and social change
-Plug into a community that cares deeply about the world, earth, each other, and a true reflection of what equity means
-Explore the transformative power of play through both new and ancient ways of knowing, honoring ourselves and our ancestors along the way
-Hone our innate artistic gifts, nurture our capacities, and explore what supports us most along our journey of community and social justice

Program Structure: Thursday, July 8th to Sunday, July 11th 2021

Thursday July 8th
4pm-6pm PT
5pm-7pm MT
6pm-8pm CT
7pm-9pm ET
Friday July 9th:
12:30-2:30pm & 4pm-6pm PT
1:30-3:30pm & 5pm-7pm MT
2:30-4:30pm & 6pm-8pm CT
3:30-5:30pm & 7pm-9pm ET
Saturday July 10th:
12pm-2:30pm & 4pm-6pm PT
1pm-3:30pm & 5pm-7pm MT
2pm-4:30pm & 6pm-8pm CT
3pm-5:30pm & 7pm-9pm ET
Sunday July 11th:
12pm-2:30pm & 4pm-6pm PT
1pm-3:30pm & 5pm-7pm MT
2pm-4:30pm & 6pm-8pm CT
3pm-5:30pm & 7pm-9pm ET
Pacing: We appreciate that these COVID times pulsate with mental, emotional, physical and spiritual demands. We invite you to play at your capacity, and honor your body wisdom around zoom burn-out.

We welcome the widest diversity of participants to the program. We’ll do our best to ensure the program is accessible to anyone who wants to participate. No previous InterPlay experience is required to attend, although it’s helpful to have a taste before diving deep. Racial Equity & Transformation are important to us as a community of practice. This program seeks to be present and sensitive to equity in our approach and play.

Art & Social Change Life Practice Program will be offered in the fall. Dates are to be decided.

APPLICATION DATES & COST
APPLY HERE
Submit application before June 19th
Once accepted, confirm attendance by June 24th
Send a deposit by July 1st
Training: July 8-11, 2020.

NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS/SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: We understand that the COVID reality brings with it great instability around many aspects of life, including livelihood and personal finances. If the sliding scale option is inaccessible to you, please consider what contribution is feasible & contact us to discuss scholarship opportunities.

If you can’t offer a financial contribution but want to offer your gifts and talents in another way, please fill out a Tuition Proposal. Here: TUITION PROPOSAL

Registration/Information: For more information please contact Agnotti by emailing agnotti@interplay.org

Continuing Education Credit
Up to 55 CE credits (15 for Secrets weekend & 40 for LP follow up sessions) for various healthcare and allied healthcare professions are available for those practicing throughout the U.S. and for educators only practicing in Illinois. CE pre-registration is required before the start of your event.
Email Jane at interplaychicago@sbcglobal.net to APPLY for CEUs.
There is a charge of $25-$40 per program. CEUs are offered through Continuing Education Institute of Illinois or R. Cassidy Seminars.

To Make Tuition Payment or Deposit
Note for Office

Cost: Sliding Scale $50-$400 - no one turned away for lack of funds

Registration/Information: https://forms.gle/KibAdZL7oKVqbK746

Venue

Online

Online, ONLINE
Zoom link will be provided after you schedule an appointment.
Leaders
Agnotti Cowie
Agnotti Cowie attended the first ever “Art & Social Change: InterPlay for Millennial Leaders” in 2010. Since, she joined InterPlay’s national board as well as becoming a certified InterPlay leader. For the past two years, she returned to Oakland as a facilitator of the Art and Social Change training. Agnotti facilitates workshops worldwide employing a variety of pedagogical techniques such as InterPlay, Theatre of the Oppressed, and Devising. Currently she is based in Chicago where she does workshops in schools, organizations and with social movements. Recently, she has taken her work around the globe teaching workshops in Vietnam, India, and Germany.
Jiling Lin
Jiling Lin is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and yoga teacher in Ventura, CA. She empowers wild, creative, spirited health through embodied classes, clinics, and more holistic resources. Jiling specializes in treating pain, trauma, and complex chronic conditions. Passionate about living life as art, Jiling brings years of outdoor education, improvisational dance, and global adventures to her Earth- centered Interplay leadership.
Soyinka Rahim
Soyinka Rahim (GSP) is a grassroots spiritual practitioner who is the founder and artistic director of BIBOLOVE.US which stands for "breathe in breathe out love." She was also the founder of OurThing Performing arts company, where she created the modern-day folk dance play An Altar Piece to Alter Peace, a multimedia, intergenerational performance piece for peace. Her work BIBOLOVE taps into the power of sound, movement and visual art, raising the love vibration of peace, love, joy, happiness, health, grace, and ease. BIBOLOVE supports our personal and collective life challenges by feeding the love frequencies for generational, cultural, racial, body, and economic unity.  Soyinka has brought her wisdom as a spiritual director, conference weaver and workshop leader to InterPlay Certified Life practice, Facing Race, National Association for Independent Schools for Teachers of Color,   Boys and Girls Clubs, Spiritual Directors International Conference, and the Parliament of World Religions.

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