Southern Black Healing and Resistance

This is a closed session for people of color, especially those rooted or working in the South. This interactive workshop will explore the role and importance of Black healers and healing traditions in shaping and sustaining lives in the South. In this workshop, we will specifically honor traditions that were sustained and developed by Black folks on the shores of Turtle Island (America). With participants, we will walk through a condensed history of Black southern healing traditions, examining how we took what we knew, integrated what was here, and developed rituals, medicines, tools and practices for survival and quality of life right here in the South. Additionally, we will vision a trajectory for healing justice and birth justice in communities of color, while discussing, sharing, and honoring the root traditions of our spiritual and cultural grandmothers.

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