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 | Stretch Online Easter 2021

Coral Short and Ryan Baker

Anti-Racism as a Daily Practice


If this title makes you uncomfortable then this is the workshop for you! White people need to unlearn their own racism. Think you’re not racist? As a white person this isn’t possible. Let’s interact with the world differently. Anti-racism is a deliberate daily practice. With compassion we’ll co-regulate our nervous systems together to start to dissolve our white fragility, also known as racial stress. Real transformation requires doing. Come be a part of the solution!


Coral Short and Ryan “twinkle” Backer are both white settlers living in the unceded gathering place of the Kanien'kehá:ka, Anishinabe, and Haudenosaunee - the island called Tiohtià:ke in Turtle Island, colonially known as Montréal, Québec, Canada. Part of both their ancestries comes from County Mayo in Ireland. Although they’ve identified as Irish most of our lives, lately they’ve been exploring their ancestry more. As well as being from Ireland - Ryan is also German, Nordic, Spanish, and Dutch. Coral is Irish as well as Welsh, Roma, German and Scottish. They are actively unlearning their racism by attending workshops, organizing anti-racist book groups, and engaging in anti-racist activism, learnings and teachings.

Coral currently works as an artist and a professional gardener. They are in teacher training with True North Insight and Somatic Experiencing.

Ryan works as an age activist. They are co-founder of the website and they create and facilitate workshops to educate people about ageism.

20:00 - 21:00 CET


The list of facilitators and the program of Stretch Festival for Gay, Bi, Trans & Queer Men are subject to last minute changes.

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