A call for artists, scholars, and community leaders who are grandchildren of Holocaust survivors
Are you interested in investigating how the legacy of the Holocaust influences your work, relationships, identity, and participation (or lack thereof) in Jewish life or community? Does your family’s experience inspire you to work for justice, especially now, and to resist growing nationalism in the US and worldwide?
Apply now to join us for an immersive retreat April 13-16 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by third-generation facilitator and writer Maia Ipp and Healing the Wounds of History founder Armand Volkas, we’ll use drama therapy and embodied exercises to access spontaneity in sharing our stories and uncovering the ways this legacy affects us. We’ll gather Thursday evening to meet, and spend Friday and half of Saturday working with Armand. For our remaining day and a half, we’ll draw on structured and facilitated peer leadership to harness our collective skills to specifically think about what it means to carry this legacy in this critical moment, and how we want to be a part of an organized resistance and/or build coalitions. We’ll share meals, Shabbat rituals, and have fun amidst the intensity of this work. Shared housing will be provided for those who need it, and some travel stipends will be available. Participants need to be in the Bay Area on Thursday evening, April 13, and stay until Sunday evening, April 16. Including lodging, meals, and program expenses, (but not travel,) our goal is to keep participant contribution to under $150.
We hope this retreat, intentionally timed to harness the spirit of Passover, will be the beginning of a strong and active network of progressive third-generation artists, scholars, and community leaders.