#45 We Must Risk New Shapes

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Two recent appearances of Sophie Strand at SAND. One was her Community Conversation with Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo the second a story she read called “Healing: A Ghost Story” with Bayo Akomolafe.

Sophie’s course The Body is a Doorway at SAND

Sophie Strand is a writer based in the Hudson Valley who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and ecology. But it would probably be more authentic to call her a neo-troubadour animist with a propensity to spin yarns that inevitably turn into love stories. Give her a salamander and a stone and she’ll write you a love story. Sophie was raised by house cats, puff balls, possums, raccoons, and an opinionated, crippled goose. In every neighborhood she’s ever lived in she has been known as “the walker”. She believes strongly that all thinking happens interstitially – between beings, ideas, differences, mythical gradients.

Topics

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 4:30 – We Must Risk New Shapes
  • 14:24 – Disability and Sickness
  • 26:50 – Collective Story Telling and Trance
  • 39:16 – A Rescue Promise
  • 44:20 – Healing: A Ghost Story

#93 Feminine Resistance in Palestine

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Palestinian women's sumud (steadfast perseverance) against the violence of occupation, patriarchy and dehumanization

Black-Palestinian Solidarity

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Black activists and scholars come together to shed light on the intersection anti-Black racism, Israeli apartheid, patriarchal oppression and predatory capitalism's interconnected plunder

#92 Gaza & the Bodhisattva Path

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A conversation from the <em>Where Olive Trees Weep</em> premiere on Palestine

Dear Child: Full Short Film

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Written as a letter to a child in Gaza, this film takes the audience on a haunting & realistic journey through Gaza today from a child’s perspective.

#91 Decolonizing Healthcare

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Dr. Rupa Marya discusses her work at the intersection of medicine, health, land, and justice.

We Must Not Look Away

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We all see the horrific videos of suffering in Gaza

I and I: Rastafarian Nonduality and Resistance

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Does language shape people’s worldview?

A Female Cry

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A poem from imprisoned Palestinian poet

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