Building Our Own Tables
The Building Our Own Tables podcast supports leaders along their journeys of creation for our collective liberation. Knowing we are all one. Healing. Transforming. Medicine for those who are building our own tables and creating our own spaces that are healing, decolonizing, and leading from love. The experience is a combination of words, music, poetry, body-breath practices, meditations and visualizations, folks sharing their specific stories, science, history, and rituals.
We center voices of the global majority—Black, Brown, African, Indigenous, Native, Asian, Arab, Middle Eastern, Mestiza, and dual or multi-race creators—as a solidarity and honoring of our unique cultural wisdoms as we work to build racial, social and climate justice worldwide.
This podcast stems from Yura Sapi’s experience as a multi-disciplinary creator and facilitator of initiatives, collectives, practices, and organizations expanding beyond borders. Years ago, they heard about efforts for marginalized folks to ”get a seat at the table” decision-making at arts organizations in the United States. They decided they would rather build their own table. Knowing they were not alone, they looked to the community building and oral history recording of the podcast medium, and with the support of HowlRound, the Building Our Own Tables podcast was born.
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