Social Justice Advisory
We are the Golden Bridge Social Justice Advisory. We are a counsel of embodied educators and healers committed, passionate, and experienced in tending to social and environmental justice within our places of study, work, worship, and movement. As an intersectional team of trainers, therapists, activists, and dancers, we offer our support and reflections to each of the circles of governance within the Golden Bridge network. Our feedback is looped into Golden Bridge decision-making processes relating to everything from SomaSource training to community-wide policy and culture on and off the dance floor.
Our work of initiating embodied and empowered spiritual leaders into the world requires that we hold ourselves, the Golden Bridge organization, and our global community fiercely accountable. We commit to the work of extricating ourselves from and radically transforming the systems of historical oppression and legacies of colonization that have transfigured our differences into weapons following lines of race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, and more. These false myths of supremacy and inferiority separate us from our bodies, our spirits, each other, and the earth. Without a life-long and soulful commitment to the deliverance of social and environmental justice, there can be no healthy initiation. Our aim, therefore, is to support the resilience of our community in dismantling these internalized and systemic oppressions from our bodies and our cultures all the while staying awake to the work of rupture and repair that is an inevitable part of co-creating and dancing in cross-cultural community.
By seeking opportunities to serve in solidarity with our Golden Bridge Elders, colleagues, kin, and mentees, the Social Justice Advisory strives to be a part of the inspiration and innovation needed in these times. We are devoted to the collective vision and re-membrance of culture as nurturing, liberatory, holistic, and just. We are committed to embodied rites of passage as a pathway toward individual and collective liberation in the midst of disempowering local and global political events and environmental crises.
From September–June, the SJ Advisory meets twice per month to assess Golden Bridge’s organizational structure & decision-making processes, to directly serve directly those most impacted by systems of oppression, and to address feedback from participants and staff. Once every three months, we also offer an open council space for the SomaSource leader community.
Please use the Social Justice Feedback Form to share your comments, questions, and suggestions regarding equity, inclusion, and justice within Golden Bridge.
If you are a SomaSource leader and you are interested in the seasonal SomaSource Social Justice Council space, read below:
Once every three months, we, the Social Justice Advisory will also offer an open space for the SomaSource leader community to share from the heart any experiences, concerns, or inspirations you want held by our team.
Five seats are open per council. Interested parties can sign up in advance via our Social Justice Feedback Form.
Please don’t hesitate to register for our quarterly community councils. We want to hear what is on your heart and how we can support you!
Quarterly Councils with the Social Justice Advisory:
October 15th, 2021, 10am–12pm MT
January 21st, 2022, 10am–12pm MT
April 1st, 2022, 10am–12pm MT