44 Tender Masculinity with Eroc Arroyo-Montano
Join us in talking to cultural organizer Ernesto "Eroc" Arroyo-Montano about patriarchy, accountability, transformation, queerness, and tender masculinity.
Some resources we mention in our conversation include:
- adrienne maree brown's essay, "relinquishing the patriarchy" http://adriennemareebrown.net/2019/05/28/relinquishing-the-patriarchy/
- Resources for dismantling patriarchy compiled by adrienne maree brown, Leah Penniman, and others: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VGHxOo4uC0Xdk7B6oJMwQTxwwO3tKPndMz3t8bU4_Ok/mobilebasic
- Book: "The Will to Change" by bell hooks
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PRACTICE: In the Practice episode (publishing next week), Eroc offers a practice from Mijente Ancestral Resistance Zine for transforming grief. He shares an approach to creating your own cleansing shower ritual to open up sacred space to ground and release in a way that speaks to you. Subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss it!
MORE ABOUT OUR GUEST:
Ernesto "Eroc" Arroyo-Montano is a proud father of three wonderful children, an emcee, circle keeper, artist, cultural organizer, educator, curandero-in-training and aspiring elder. He is a queer Boricua raised in Boston, MA, and a founding member of the radical, award-winning Hip Hop group, Foundation Movement, with whom he has been blessed to facilitate workshops and perform around the globe. Healing Justice, Arts & Activism, and Popular Education are his passions, purpose and priority in his community liberation movement work, which he practices in his current role as Director of Cultural Organizing at the grassroots economic justice organization, 'United for a Fair Economy'. Find Eroc's writing and contact info at https://www.sonofatabey.com/
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