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Catalyst: Decolonization

October 5, 2018 - October 8, 2018

This catalyst is designed to lead participants through an experience that explores the decentering of whiteness and the Ashkenormativity of Jewish American practice, and what this decentering could mean for the Jewish community in Revolve and in the individual work and lives of the Revolve community members. This will include defining “decolonization” and what that can look like on an individual, communal, and societal level, with emphasis on the individual’s practices and mindsets in relationship to broader networks. In response to the Revolve community’s expressed desire to (1) form more explicit connections between Jewish identity/ Jewish values and anti-oppression work and (2) have more time for processing and planning in order to apply the learning to their institutions and circles of influence, this weekend will position participants to employ frameworks rooted in intersectional anti-oppression learning. We seek to engage in a foundational understanding of the concept of decolonization before applying Jewish learning through an anti-oppression framework. Ultimately, we seek to challenge our participants to identify one specific area of their life and leadership (physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually) where they can prioritize a new practice as they embark on a journey of decolonization.


Atlanta, GA


October 5, 2018
October 8, 2018


Dena Robinson
Courtney Parker West