Sat, May 8 at 7 p.m. | 60 minutes
| This Olio was designed by Think Olio Curatorial Fellow, Claire Moodey.
Olios: Drop-in classes led by professors
Through this Olio, we will explore what tarot readers and other healers might teach us about shifting our organizing cultures by caring for openings and closings and treating each event as a ceremony.
If “the pandemic is a portal” as Arundhati Roy and other movement writers have argued, we build the doorways of our futures with every meeting, Zoom call, or healing practice. Anecdotally at least, it seems organizers across many cities and struggles have been lifting up their prep work, pausing to test the stability of group structures or pouring new foundations even as urgent demands of collective survival draw our energies. From land acknowledgments to space agreements, opening questions to closing breaths, we are returning to or adapting practices with the transformative capacity to heal us as we fight for the holistic health of our communities.
In this Olio, we will engage these ideas through interactive reflection, writing prompts, and a question-refining practice I use when guiding someone through receiving messages from the tarot cards. After coming to a question that engages the present moment collectively, we will pull a spread, interpret it together, and practice closing. Through this practice, we will explore what tarot readers and other healers might teach us about shifting our organizing cultures by caring for our openings and closings.
Adelaide is a fat, white anti-racist, non-binary Pisces trans woman living on the lands of the Lenape & Canarsie (Brooklyn, NY). At various times pastpresentfuture, she’s been a theatre-maker, an arts administrator, a community-builder, and an aspiring chef. She reads tarot, gathers writing and care circles, and organizes in grassroots movements for trans liberation and prison abolition.
Zoom link will be sent upon signup.
This Olio was designed by Think Olio Curatorial Fellow, Claire Moodey.