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POSTPONED - Ashante Reese Workshop: Rest as Resistance
Due to concerns about the new coronavirus, this event has been postponed until a later date. CRFS will advertise the event once we have more information.
Rest as Resistance
Ashante Reese Workshop: Assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland and author of Black Food Geographies
In this workshop, we will use a restorative yoga practice, meditation, and journaling to explore the power of rest. On a physical level, restorative yoga encourages you to do nothing - to rest your muscles, bones, and mind. On an energetic level, restorative yoga helps to activate the parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for rest, energy conservation, and digestion. While we might move very little on the outside, the goal of this workshop is to tune into what we're feeling on the inside. Journal prompts and discussions will help us consider how to prioritize rest in a frenzied world that is built on exhausting all resources - including human ones.
About the Speaker
Ashante Reese is an assistant professor of anthropology in the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her work examines how anti-Blackness shapes the food system and how urban residents navigate these constraints. Her first book, Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C., was published by UNC Press in April 2019. Her second book, Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice, is co-edited with Hanna Garth and will be published by the University of Minnesota Press in fall 2020.