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Susanne Spahn

Susanne Spahn

Decolonize Thinking – Anti-Racism and its importance for diversity

How does the long history of colonialism affect our way of thinking, reacting and teaching the Alexander Technique?

Explore why Anti-Racism is important for building a diverse Alexander Technique community.

The first part of this workshop consists of an introduction into the history of colonialism and its context to racism. We learn more about terms like structural racism, othering and cultural approbation and we discuss how they can influence a person’s use of the self.

In a calm and friendly environment, participants are encouraged to take a closer look at perspectives from BIPOC (Black Indigenous People Of Color) and to gain a deeper understanding for the destructive effects of colonialism and racism. In the second part of this workshop, participants will experience this topic within a group activity.

Participants please bring a pen and paper.

About Susanne Spahn

Susanne got introduced to the Alexander Technique during the time she studied singing at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität. Afterwards she trained to become a teacher of the Alexander Technique at the ATAZ Munich with Mary Holland and Alexander Hermann. In 2017 Susanne opened her Alexander practice in Munich. As an activist she held empowerment and awareness workshops and she was involved into various feminist projects. Since 2020 Susanne is a board member of the EineWeltHaus e.V., a place for intercultural and political education in Munich.
It is her special concern to communicate about racism and its effects on the whole psycho-physical being.
Susanne loves to support individuals discovering new perspectives that enhance freedom and diversity.


See also: Susanne Spahn – Presenter Detail Page

Tuesday, 23 August 2022
14:30 h - 15:45 h (2.30pm-3.45pm)
Main Building
Floor: 3.OG (3rd floor)
Room: H 3007

Everyday Activities||Communication/Verbal Skills||DEI – Diversity/Equity/Inclusion



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