STORIES OF HOME: Video screening and storytelling Q & AStorytelling is one of our most defining human activities– how we reveal who we are, and how we demonstrate the care and solidarity that comes from deep listening. StoryCenter and Wellness in Action invite you to an evening of stories of home. Together we will create a safe space for sharing short videos created by immigrants and refugees in our collaborative program. Please help us honor our storytellers and learn about our vision for expanding this important work to nurture cross-community connections, build solidarity in support of immigrants and refugees, and allyship in resistance to anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. To register: www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-of-home-tickets-66062142647e
DECOLONIZING WELLNESS, AN ANCESTRAL AND EARTH BASED APPROACH TO WELLNESS A workshop developed and facilitated by Angela Angel Taking care of ourselves has always been a part of the traditional indigenous village model. In traditional medicine the person is treated as a united human being. That means the mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and even collective health of the person and their community is approached as one entity, equally. All of our systems, embodiments and the larger aspects of ourselves are connected and constantly interacting with each other. In this workshop we will learn about those connections and how to more integratively approach health. We will be working with herbal medicine, our ancestral lineages, connecting the larger systems of oppression that affect our well-being and deconstructing how we approach wellness. To register: www.eventbrite.com/e/decolonizing-wellness-an-ancestral-and-earth-based-approach-to-wellness-tickets-71170259161 YOUR LEGACY: USING BLOCK PRINTING FOR HEALING TRAUMA This art restorative workshop will use linoleum carvings as storytelling our journey within our growth. Participants will learn how to transfer and create four images that represents their inner growth and journey. Participants will also explore how block printing and carving is restorative to coexisting and growing past our traumas in a peaceful method.
DIGITAL STORIES Wellness in Action is partnering with StoryCenter (www.storycenter.org) to support immigrant and refugees in telling meaningful stories from their lives, on their own terms. We’ll be doing a digital storytelling training Fri.-Sun. Dec. 13-15, in Berkeley, as a kick-off to collaborative storytelling and art-making events for immigrants and refugees. If you are involved in doing mental health support and advocacy within your particular immigrant community and would like to participate in this effort, please complete our online expression of interest today. To learn more about the project, attend our Sept. 27 story screening in Oakland
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