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Fall 2018 Workshop Series: Healing Justice as Building Cultural Resilience

Special edition workshop series for Fall 2018: Healing Justice as Building Cultural Resilience

These workshops, coordinated by SiD faculty member Diana Copeland, were held Tuesdays at the Cass Corridor Commons from 7pm-9pm beginning on October 16, 2018. All workshops were free and open to the public and included a light dinner. 

Cultural organizing places culture at the center of an organizing strategy. It can be done to unite people through the humanity of culture and the democracy of participation.  This series explored the ways in which healing justice; creativity and arts enhance cultural organizing through a series of unique workshops led by Detroiters that are at the forefront of this movement. This type of creative organizing empowers communities to come together in celebration of culture while developing valuable skills that challenge power and oppression. 

Healing Justice was woven through each of the workshops.  Dr. Page of the Kindred Healing Justice Collective (often attributed with coining the phrase) describes Healing Justice as identifying how we can holistically respond to and intervene on generational trauma and violence, and to bring collective practices that can impact and transform the consequences of oppression on our bodies, hearts and minds.”

Workshop Schedule:

October 16th: Use of folk magic as defense against colonial structures and community oppression - Introduction to magic mediums for turning inwards and better understanding our own intuition. 
Workshop by Gemineye Tarot

October 23rd: Intro to Tarot card reading and using intuition for selfcare
Workshop by Gemineye Tarot

October 30th: Beat back the oppressors! (with smooth Beats): electronic recording, learning, and sharing session with Sacramento Knoxx
Workshop by Aadizookaan

November 6th: Herbs and Ceremony - how ritual can be used for personal and activist self care 
Workshop by Adela Nieves Martinez of Healing By Choice!

November 20th: Healing Arts through Movement and Native Dance
Workshop by Aadizookaan