Unruly Somatics & Care Practices for Black bodies in white spaces

Saturday 8th July

Omikemi will facilitate a 90 minute talking and body work session on the theme of black bodies being asked/forced to simulate whiteness.


Participants will be invited to share experiences, existing strategies for resistance and to experiment with other body based moment to moment freedom practices Omikemi is currently developing that take inspiration from the writings of Foluke Taylor and Carla Sherrell.

About the facilitator:

The session will be facilitated by Omikemi who uses their time to create spaces for listening and alongsideness. They do this through writing, somatics and workshop facilitation. They have been practicing somatics and meditation for over a decade and will draw on their life experience and trainings in body psychotherapy, embodied counselling, mindfulness based approaches and somatics to facilitate this workshop. For more information please see omikemi.co.uk

This event is part of the Associate Producers programme.

Access information for this event:

There will be 12 attendees maximum, and the event will feature comfort breaks. During this event, attendees will participate in: whole group discussions, small group discussions, movement.

This event will take place at the Centre for Contemporary Arts on Sauchiehall Street. For information about venue accessibility at the CCA please visit their website.

You may be asked to wear a mask at this event.

If you have any questions or access requirements, please get in touch with us via glasgowzinelibrary@gmail.com

Find out more about access at GZL events and how to make an access request here.

All events will adhere to our safer spaces policy, which you can learn about here.

How to access the event:

After booking a ticket, you will be sent several reminder emails from Eventbrite leading up to the event. We will also send emails that share any resources that attendees will need access to, including any required materials.

Please email glasgowzinelibrary@gmail.com for any queries or issues.