Routes of resistance: narrative, culture and power

The second gathering in Regenerative Activism, 2021: an annual conference of dialogues and workshops exploring radical transformation organised by Ulex Project, Gita Parihar and advaya.

Movement building involves the development of narratives and the construction of empowering identities. How can these both connect us to the past and help us to vision the future? How can we construct identities of solidarity that also articulate our differences and the diversity of our struggles?


Christabel Reed

Christabel Reed is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist trained in Hatha, Ayurveda and the lineage of Krishnamacharya and Sri Desikachar. At the heart of her practice and teaching is the exploration of how we can come back to our most natural state — to our wholeness. In 2015 Christabel and her sister Ruby founded Advaya, the London-based system change initiative that organises around the principles of radical regeneration and joyful revolution.

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Joshua Virasami

Joshua Virasami is an artist, writer and political organiser whose work intersects across political struggles and whose campaigning sits in a variety of organisations.

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Emilia Roig

Emilia Roig founded the Center for Intersectional Justice in Berlin. She was Project Director at the German Federation of Migrant Women’s Organisations (DaMigra), and taught Intersectionality Theory, Postcolonial Studies and Critical Race Theory at the Humboldt University and the Free University of Berlin, and International and European Law at Jean Moulin University in Lyon.

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Lyla June Johnston

Lyla June is an Indigenous environmental scientist, doctoral student, educator, community organizer and musician of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages from Taos, NM.

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