Our Healing Justice as Building Cultural Resistance workshop series is back! Last fall, Semester in Detroit faculty member Diana Seales coordinated 5 workshops for students and community members to learn about, discuss, and practice healing justice. This time, the series is back with some updates and an additional workshop - and is now offered as a mini-course for students from UM-Ann Arbor. Transportation is provided from Ann Arbor - if you are coming from Ann Arbor as a registered student or someone who wants to drop in for one or more workshops, please email Craig Regester (email@example.com) to confirm your transportation.
The Healing Justice Series will begin on Thursday, October 3rd and run through November 21st.
All workshops are free and open to the public and include a light dinner.
Logistics notes for each session:
- Entrance: Please come in the parking lot door. See below for details about the Commons parking lot.
- Parking: There is limited free parking available in the lot behind the Commons/UU Church off of Forest. You can also park in the alley lot across from the Commons off of Prentis (look for signs that say "reserved for UU church/Cass Corridor Commons). Otherwise, some street parking should be available; if not, there are several Wayne State lots in the area.
- Accessibility: there is a ramp leading to entrance, and the room we will be in is almost directly off entrance (so there are no steps). There is an accessible, gender free bathroom near the event room. If you need any accommodations, please let us know and we will do our best to assist you.
October 3rd: Dreams as Empowerment - using dreams for self-healing, transformation, and intuition
Workshop by Zoë Villegas of Gemineye Tarot
October 10th: How to Build Community Through Active Story Sharing and Movement - Dress comfortably and be ready to move: this workshop will include aspects of traditional as well as modern interpretations of Great Lakes Indigenous Dances
Workshop by Christy Giizigad of Aadizookaan
October 17: Herbs & Ceremony - how ritual can be used for personal and activist self-care
Workshop by Adela Nieves Martinez of Healing by Choice!
November 7th: Using Tarot and Folk Magic as Defense Against Colonialized Structures and Oppression
Workshop by Zoë and Alejandra Villegas of Gemineye Tarot
November 14th: Understanding Anishinaabe Healing Practice to Create Cross-Cultural Community Healing Spaces
Workshop by Chantel Henry of American Indian Health and Family Services
November 21st: Beat back the oppressors! Electronic recordings, learning, and sharing. Learn the basics of beat making and ‘chop’ while discussing music and art as a form of resistance.
Workshop by Sacramento Knoxx of Aadizookaan