VISIONS invites you to embark on a transformative journey learning anti-oppression tools at Foxfire Ranch in Waterford, Mississippi. We will be conducting a full VISIONS' PACE I workshop, which will teach you powerful skills for cultivating authentic relationships across differences, doing anti-oppression work, and engaging in generative inner work.
Through intentional engagement with this powerful process in nature, participants have the opportunity to engage a broader process of transformation, healing, and connection.
Participants will be invited to camp on the grounds of Foxfire Ranch or to stay at the Tru Hilton in Oxford, Mississippi.
Join VISIONS for a unique workshop and tour experience along the Alabama Civil Rights Trail in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma, Alabama!
Participants will be introduced to VISIONS' foundational model, frameworks, and tools while visiting key Alabama civil rights sites including the Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI's) National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery; the Civil Rights District including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), Kelly Ingram Park, 16th Street Baptist Church, and other historic sites in Birmingham; and the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Brown Chapel AME Church, the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, and other historic sites in Selma.
During the workshop portions of the five-day experience, participants will enhance their personal skills for relating and working across difference, engage in reflective work about their group identities, and learn to understand and mitigate the ways that modern forms of oppression might show up in their lives. Each evening, additional time will be availalble for affinity groups. These groups will be designed to support any emotional/feeling responses that might arise from the tour portions of the day.
- May 1 to May 6, 2024