What you will learn:
The Civil War was a pivotal moment in the fight for freedom in the United States, emancipating the last of those enslaved under what was the institution of slavery. But what did freedom look and feel like for 4 million Black Americans who knew nothing but what it meant to be enslaved? What did the United States look and feel like fresh from a ruthless Civil War leaving it deeply hurt and inherently divided? What did these conditions engender in the American people and the socio-cultural make-up of the country?
To attempt to reconstruct a country and unite its people takes radical, revolutionary action. Come learn the story of America beyond emancipation. The story of Black dreams manifest, deferred, and ever-prevailing. Further your insights on what it means to be free in the United States of America.
About the instructor:
Shaunda Lewis is the Decolonization Coach: a guide through tackling truth, reconciliation, and transformation. A Master Decolonizer of spirit and structure she works with others to remember who they are, tackle their fears, awaken their power, extend grace, and build that which is led and driven by love.
A daughter of Caribbean immigrants to the United States, Shaunda's unique perspective of belonging to multiple cultures, holding a plethora of distinct identities, and navigating social constructs that never made space for her full self, allows her to understand the need to create spaces that work for us all.
Her experience spans the gamut of relationships in life: those with oneself, each other, and the systems in which we operate. It is what allows her an ever-evolving mastery of social and self awareness. From working throughout the non-profit, public, and private sectors, traversing the realms of partnership and intimacy, and existing on the full range of the spectrum of power, her life experiences have taught her how to set healthy boundaries, always be authentic to who she is, access and sustain her true power, while also holding unconditional compassion and love for herself, others, and humanity.
An entrepreneur, historian, esoteric scientist, and persistent student of the human condition, Shaunda is committed to moving humanity into a brighter age. Her enterprise, Stone and Grace, is focused on deconstructing old, outdated ways of existing, in order to reconstruct that which works for us all. She is in the business of liberating hearts and minds and strengthening the disposition to thrive.
Shaunda received a B.A. in History with minors in Sociology and Africana Studies from The George Washington University, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership through Tufts University. She is a certified professional coach, master facilitator and trainer, creator, numerologist, astrologist, as well as a human design analyst (in training). These ingredients and more are what make her a true Specialist in Decolonization.
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Suggested Length:90 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
- Keynote Followed by Q&A
- Lecture with Discussion
- Interactive Workshop
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