Soyinka Rahim

Body Wisdom, Inc. (InterPlay)

Soyinka Rahim, founder and director of OurThing Arts Company, is a Certified InterPlay Leader. Her CD, BIBOLOVE launched in 2016.

Soyinka’s work taps into the power of sound and vibration to create peace and happiness for all humanity! She created the original, acclaimed Dance Play “An Altar Piece to Alter Peace.” She has been conference weaver and workshop leader with Race Forward, National Association for Independent Schools Teachers of Color, Boys and Girls Clubs, Spiritual Directors International, and the Parliament of World Religions.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Changing the Race Dance

Changing the Race Dance offers a new way of conversing about racism. Using InterPlay’s tested educational body wisdom tools, Soyinka shares the power of movement, stillness, story, and song to create spaces where noticing, plain talk, being heard and affirmed is an essential part of being together in a new dance that takes socialized systemic racism seriously. Changing the Race Dance helps participants uncover insights, strengthen inner authority AND celebrate freedom and health for all by teaching • Respectful body-to-body connection and why racism is hard to stop if not treated on a body level. • Chants that celebrate the choice to move away from racism • Empowering opportunities to address racism and unpack inequity with fewer words and more wisdom. • A way of witnessing that nourishes dignity and respect. • How those who dance on behalf of one another can change historic patterns.

Speakers: Soyinka Rahim, Marquetta Dupree

Presentations from Facing Race 2012

The Roots of Racism: Say What?

Have something to say about racism? Want to learn ways to help others mine their personal stories and messages about race and social justice? In this action-oriented workshop we use the tools of InterPlay; a global social movement connecting people, noble purposes, communities, and lives.

Listening to our body wisdom we?ll share our stories, to affirm our experiences and those of others. We'll use InterPlay tools to become emboldened spokespersons, challenging norms and promoting social justice.

Speakers: Sheila K Collins, Soyinka Rahim