PRACTICE PROGRESS

ADDRESSING STRUCTURAL, PROFESSIONAL, AND INTERPERSONAL WHITE SUPREMACY THROUGH BODY BASED LEARNING

WHAT WE DO

Body Based Workshops

We utilize somatic principles and embodied explorations to consider the ways in which white privilege, white "invisibility", and white supremacy shape our bodies.  We offer one time workshops, as well as workshop series. 

 

Interpersonal and Institutional Goal Setting

We pair interactive workshops with consulting sessions, which support organizations in developing interpersonal and institutional goals to move toward dismantling white supremacy.  

 

Accountability Models

We work with the participants and organization to develop a custom accountability structure to ensure goals will be achieved.

 

Continued Learning

We build long term relationships with our clients with the understanding that this work requires a commitment to deep community.  

 

Practice Progress is open to participants of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, no previous dance or movement experience is required.

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Practice Progress is committed to organizational justice. We practice a reparations based  economic model founded on investing in long term relationships and growth with our participants, sliding scale fees, localized capital redistribution within the communities we work, and race-based payment allocation for Practice Progress facilitators. Practice Progress shares our protocols for event equity with each of our partner communities, which includes but is not limited to: beginning with land acknowledgments and action statements, ensuring availability to all gender bathrooms, and co-creating and implementing a comprehensive accessibility plan for each workshop community.

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

For white people interested in anti-racist allyship, organizations with a deep commitment to DEI goals, and universities wanting to create culturally competent graduates, our services will be particularly useful for you. 

 

Higher Education Institutions

  • Students, Faculty, Staff, Administration

 

Non-Profit Organizations

  • Community Members, Staff, Leadership

 

Private Institutions and Corporations

  • Patrons, Staff, Leadership

Our workshops are gender affirming and use accessible language and instruction inspired by Axis Dance Company's teacher training methodologies. We also work in partnership with each workshop host to ensure an accessible space for those with physical disabilities, access to facilities for all genders, and open lines of communications so individual access needs can be met ahead of our workshops.

 

WHO WE ARE

SARAH ASHKIN

Sarah Ashkin is an educator, choreographer, scholar and trained facilitator committed to dismantling racism.

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KAI HAZELWOOD

Kai Hazelwood is a passionate and experienced choreographer, movement director, performer, educator, producer, and activist. 

  • Kai Hazelwood Instagram
 
 

Contact

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