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Swimming with “Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons From Marine Mammals”

November 12, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

FITNESS ALIVE CENTER CITY
1425 Arch Street B level
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States

Led by Chandrika Francis of Oshun Swim School. Bartram’s Garden is partnering with Oshun Swim School this fall to offer a series of workshops related to swimming and water, for Southwest Philadelphia residents.

 

This class/workshop centers Black womxn and non-binary people, but all identities are welcome (age 13+).

This workshop is an opportunity to explore Undrowned, a “book-length meditation for the entire human species, based on the subversive and transformative lessons of marine mammals. Alexis Pauline Gumbs has spent hundreds of hours watching our aquatic cousins…Employing a brilliant mix of poetic sensibility, naturalist observation, and Black feminist insights, she translates their submerged wisdom to reveal what they might teach us.”

Through moving meditation, and delving into her text, games, and activities, this workshop is an embodied community-based opportunity to explore the wisdom she gained from our marine cousins.

 

This event takes place at the Fitness Alive Center City location. The Fitness Alive Center City is a heated indoor full-size pool with a shallow end with steps and a deep end of 6 ft. 

**Two additional signed waivers are required.  Minors must have a parent/guardian’s signature. Please sign Fitness Alive online waiver and the Bartram’s Garden waiver at this time**

**COVID-19 Precautions: Class size limited to 15 students.  To increase access, students and instructors are required to be vaccinated OR have a negative COVID test within 24 hours of class time.  Free COVID rapid tests and two-trip SEPTA passes are available at your first class. Please arrive 15 early if you plan on utilizing a COVID test**

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