Blocked but not Forgotten: Lost and Damaged Relationships in the Orange Era With Amy Benson-Calloway and Alex Gino

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Blocked but not Forgotten: Lost and Damaged Relationships in the Orange Era With Amy Benson-Calloway and Alex Gino

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Image description: Background: starry sky over mountains Text reads: Blocked But Not Forgotten: Lost and Damaged Relationships in the Orange Era A Storytelling Event on Saturday, September 5 at 6 pm PT; 9 pm ET While our vision of a better world demands that we speak out, the pain of knowing that the people closest to us don’t share or understand our truth can be huge. Join us for true stories about losing relationships with loved ones. $0 – $100 NOTAFLOF sliding scale to support Black Healing October Register at: https://tinyurl.com/yye87zn9

“Black liberation is central to all people’s liberation, and as white people, we seek to be actively anti-racist by supporting Black people’s movements, including raising funds for Black movements, as well as pursuing our own healing and the healing of other white people around us from white supremacy.”
–Amy Benson-Calloway and Alex Gino

Event Description

“Lost and Damaged Relationships in the Orange Era” is a collection of story tellers sharing personal and vulnerable true stories of losing relationships with people they love due to speaking out and taking action against white supremacy. Some storytellers took a stance against racism and faced backlash. Others were faced with a loved one taking an unexpected leap into 45-worship and the Fox News abyss.

The more we as white and non-Black people raise issues of anti-Black racism and the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the more we find our relationships with people who were once closest to us shifting, changing, and sometimes ending. While our vision of a better world demands that we speak out, the pain of knowing that the people closest to us don’t share or understand our truth can be huge.

Many of us walk around feeling this hurt every day. Let’s gather and share our stories so that we do not feel so alone.

Who Is This Event For?

The audience is open to anyone who is willing to listen to these stories with compassion and an open heart.

We are not interested in featuring stories about people who can easily or comfortably be cut from our lives. This is about processing loss both for storytellers and audience.

Event Length

1.5 hours

Event Date and Time

Saturday, September 5, 6-7:30 PM PT

Suggested Donation

$0-$100 NOTAFLOF (no one turned away for lack of funds) sliding scale

How to Register

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Facebook Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/332949064431754

Presenter Bio

Amy is a white anti-racist bisexual culture maker who believes in the power of story telling to heal from trauma and make meaning out of our lives. Her motto is “more vacation, less racism.”

Alex is a white anti-racist queer children’s writer who loves glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the diversity and complexity of being alive. Their motto is “good, not nice.”


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