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The Long Walk Home: Creating Counter Narratives that Move us Forward

Learn expressive and embodied practices that will help you re-energize your mind and body, reconnect with your community and yourself, restore your spirit, and renew your sense of play and imagination.

Tired of the same old story? The stories we carry can inspire, restore or destroy. This session will offer tools for unraveling trauma stories and adverse childhood experiences in order to create counter narratives that promote healing in our personal lives, families, communities and beyond. Let go of narratives that no longer serve. Discover how to "re-story" your life by cultivating constructive ways of thinking, being and doing.

Course Objective

Upon completion of this activity, you will be able to:

  • Examine use of language ("and then," BUT versus AND, etc) to restructure past personal narratives and construct new ones
  • Discover Storytelling techniques to build resilience and self-efficacy in a community
  • Explore ways to transform historical harms and cultural narratives as they relate to social inequity and perceived bias Develop our world

Danita Green

Danita is an author and Founder/Co-CEO of Coming To The Table-RVA, a non-profit committed to racial healing and social equity in Richmond, Virginia. Engaging over 3000 members online and approximately 300 members for monthly gatherings, she facilitates the "courageous yet clumsy" conversation on race and the legacy of the American Slave Trade, leading the conversation for a mixed race audience. As an author, Danita has toured with Levar Burton, Iyanla Vanzant and Dr Bernice King. As a playwright and trauma specialist, she creates workshops addressing community trauma and race related issues. As a restorative language artist, Danita uses storytelling to unravel self-defeating narratives, helping people move through personal, generational and historical trauma. Danita also serves as Artist in Residence for the Virginia Department of Health/Crater District, using story art to confront community and historical trauma. Over many decades, Danita's writing career and her love for community have enabled her to reinvent herself many times - first as The BroomLady who reintroduced the jumping the broom wedding ceremony for a new generation in the mid nineties, and more recently as Satiafa, the bold brassy voice of women uniting against the devastation of mass incarceration. Now, as the only African American woman in leadership of an inclusion group in the former Capital of the Confederacy, she continues to bring families and communities of all races together to experience Dr King's vision of the Beloved Community.

Green is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Maryland University of Integrative Health, married to her vision of human healing and social equity, and mother to three dynamic young men.

Danita Green

The Long Walk Home: Creating Counter Narratives that Move us Forward

$30.00 USD

Program Only

Included features:

  • 60 Minute Presentation

Refund Policy

We do not offer refunds for online courses. If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about the course, please direct your inquiry to Casey at [email protected]

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