Stopping the Clock Ritual 20 June 2020

Artist: Angela Franklin – 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence
Stained Glass Initiative Xavier University

We are Stopping the Clock to hold space for us to acknowledge our loss and honor our grief with SOUL – a transformative healing resource that reflects the cultural sensibilities of the African Diaspora.

As we collectively face a pandemic disproportionately affecting Black folks and “racism [that] is as pernicious as ever” (Roxana Gay, The New York Times) we are offering a Remembrance Ritual for Black Loss, Black Love and Black Lives.

In this sacred ritual space, we can acknowledge our sorrow and pain. Our heartache and heartbreak. We can allow ourselves to be still long enough to truly feel exactly what it is we are feeling. We can remember those we have lost. And, what we have lost. We can mourn and grieve. Weep and wail. Cry and moan. We can recognize our capacity for healing and restoration, resilience and resistance. We are holding space for community, compassion and connection. And, love.

Watch the Ritual Recording Here

Ritual Leaders & Team Members


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