Get Woke! Shifting From Struggle to Joy While Studying Abroad

NICOLE PEARSON- If handled carefully every negative experience can be a lesson, one that connects us to ourselves and gets us closer to the true nature of reality. As people of color our encounters with racism and other isms offers us a unique opportunity for understanding society by unmasking the power dynamics that foster injustice. Living abroad, by virtue of being in a different context, gives you the chance to see that experience from outside, rather than from within. And affords you the freedom to decide exactly who and what you want to be.

Join me for an evening of discussion and tools to help you channel these experiences. Learn to use them to get savvy about the world and develop a new vision of yourself and your possibilities.

Nicole Angela Pearson, grew up in Alaska and went to Howard University to become an artist and activist. A 12 year resident of Spain, she came for flamenco and stayed for the wine. She currently spends her days educating people on Spanish wine and culture.

 Students of Color, Save the Date! Tuesday, March 21st, 19:00-21:00, Monte Esquinza Program Center.

On Tuesday, March 21st, from 19-21:00, Nicole Pearson, co-founder of the Madrid chapter of Black Lives Matter will facilitate a workshop for Students of Color. There will be a reception with refreshments immediately following the workshop. Nicole’s workshop will take the place of the regularly scheduled SOC IFGs during the week of March 20th; we have chosen the time to make sure that all SOC can attend. Please mark your calendars! We will be sending out more information about Nicole and the workshop, along with a short pre-workshop survey this week.

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