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Welcome to On Purpose: 2022 WSCADV Conference! We are so glad you’re here. After three years, we’re coming together in person in the spirit of collective healing, celebrating community, and renewed commitment to a world free from violence. WSCADV’s annual conference is a time for advocates from all over Washington to come together to learn, share, and connect. We can’t wait to see you!

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Tuesday, September 20 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Resilience and Connection

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Katelyn will be introducing somatics as a methodology to account for the impact of trauma and oppression in our bodies and to introduce new ways of working with that impact through the body. Goals are for participants to:
  • Revitalize practices of resilience that support us to face the ongoing challenges of our collective world
  • Focus on how to recover from burnout and build skills toward sustainable healing practices
  • Bear witness to a group of peers in their own healing and transformation
  • Cultivate body-centered practices for deepening into mutual connection, deep emotions, resilience
In this work, we frame institutional and structural oppression (including racism, sexism, homophobia, classism and ableism) as forms of trauma. This practice acknowledges the deep historical impacts of colonization, slavery, and continued systemic inequity on brown and black bodies, as well as other marginalized communities. We use somatics as a body-based healing methodology to help us transform trauma and oppression through our bodies to help us re-cultivate safety, dignity and connection.

We'll be building practices around our individual and collective leadership to help sustain and embolden our lives and work together and tools to help us take sustained action towards systemic transformation. Because this is a body-based methodology, there are some activities that involve making physical contact with one another. While your full participation is encouraged, everyone has full choice and consent within this workshop and non-contact alternatives will be offered.

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Katelyn Song

Somatic Therapist
Katelyn Song has trained with generative somatics and Strozzi institute for more than a decade. In her work as a somatic therapist, she frames institutional and structural oppression (including racism, sexism, homophobia, classism and ableism) as forms of trauma. Her practice acknowledges... Read More →

Tuesday September 20, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 1A