Storytelling Workshop – #CircleUp Series

Storytelling Workshop

a part of the #CircleUp – Building Community Through Healing Series

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Our lives are made up of stories. We tell them every single day – from how our day went to what our weekend was like. In this session, we will explore the origin of our personal stories and how to change our perspectives on what we make these stories mean about ourselves Space for this session is limited to 20! Please be sure RSVP.

MEET OUR FACILITATOR

Ynanna Djehuty is an Afro-Dominicana, born and raised in the Bronx. She is a birthworker, reproductive health activist and writer. The focus of her work is the empowerment of women and people of the African Diaspora. She utilizes her experience as a midwife and reproductive health advocate to raise awareness on maternal and reproductive health for women, highlighting the disparities in the healthcare system in the United States for women of color.

DETAILS

All of the workshops are free with an RSVP. The sessions are open to all genders. Free meals will be provided during the all of the sessions and metrocards are available for those in need. Childcare will be offered as well! Please email us if you need childcare and include the age of your child. Email us at sisterscirclecollective@gmail.com for details and if you have questions.

#CIRCLEUP SERIES

We are living through an age where self-care and healing is not only elusive but being commodified at the same time. In 2015, our collective conjured free healing sessions, “The First Line of Defense is Our Bodies,” across Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx. This year, we’re back and ready to heal in community with you.

We believe in a holistic health and healing perspective; health and healing is not just about a physical body, but being truly embodied in all aspects of our beings. This is particularly cruical as we navigate ever-changing landscapes and communities across New York City. 

Each workshop will explore a different method of healing; radical self-care, coming home to our bodies through movement, creating our own medicine, and through telling our own stories. Our hope is that you will not only harness the knowledge that is shared, but to go out and share these accessible practices with your communities.

Full Workshop Schedule:
1) Rediscovering Your Banjee Realness – Saturday, July 9
2) Movement Workshop – Sunday, July 24
3) Remedios and Medicine Making – Saturday, August 6
4) Storytelling Workshop – Saturday. August 13

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Nuestros Remedios; Herbs for Self-Love and Liberation – #CircleUp Series

Nuestros Remedios; Herbs for Self-Love & Liberation 

a part of the #CircleUp: Buiding Community Through Healing Series
Join us for the next session of our summer workshop series!

ABOUT THE SESSION
We have the beautiful ability to heal ourselves, to give and receive from our loving community and to take time to share new methods of what that can look like for each of us. In these times of collective struggle & action, how do we ground ourselves and remember the resilience passed on by our ancestors? How do we take moments of love and compassion for our spirits and our physical vessels? Through storytelling and plant medicine-making, we will create various tools to support self-love and liberation for ourselves and our peoples. Folks will walk away with approachable plant knowledge, a projection spray, a roll-on body oil, a tea blend and some joyous affirmations. 

MEET OUR FACILITATOR
Myrna Cabán Lezcano is a queer Borikua yerbera (herbalist), educator, gardener, cultural organizer and former DJ. When she was two years old, she was healed by a curandera. She grew up eating mangos and being doused in Agua Florida by her abuelas. Her elders have inspired her by connecting to Spirit and Healing in their own ways: growing gandules (pigeon peas), raising chickens, making dream-based predictions, and singing spontaneous songs. Myrna is a graduate of Sacred Vibes Apothecary’s apprentice program, Shambhala Yoga & Dance’s year-long healer and yoga training, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden Brooklyn Urban Gardener program. She is also the founder of Casitas: Community Wisdom, a crew of qtpoc/poc healers whose vision is to create healing/learning spaces in casas or casa-like settings that feel liberatory, creative, honest, accessible and honor the strength of our ancestors: www.casitas.squarespace.com

INSPIRATION

We are living through an age where self-care and healing is not only elusive but being commodified at the same time. In 2015, our collective conjured free healing sessions, “The First Line of Defense is Our Bodies,” across Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx. This year, we’re back and ready to heal in community with you.

We believe in a holistic health and healing perspective; health and healing is not just about a physical body, but being truly embodied in all aspects of our beings. This is particularly cruical as we navigate ever-changing landscapes and communities across New York City.

Each workshop will explore a different method of healing; radical self-care, coming home to our bodies through movement, creating our own medicine, and through telling our own stories. Our hope is that you will not only harness the knowledge that is shared, but to go out and share these accessible practices with your communities.

DETAILS

All of the workshops are free with an RSVP. The sessions are open to all genders. Free meals will be provided during the all of the sessions and metrocards are available for those in need. Childcare will be offered as well! Please email us at sisterscirclecollective@gmail.com for details and if you have questions.

FULL SCHEDULE

1) Rediscovering Your Banjee Realness – Saturday, July 9
2) Owning Your Movement – Sunday, July 24
3) Medicine Making – Saturday, August 6
4) Storytelling Session – Saturday, August 13

More details will be announced soon! Stay tuned!

GRATITUDE
Thank you to Citizens Committee for New York City for making this possible

Owning Your Movement Playshop – #CircleUp Series

Owning Your Movement 

a part of the #CircleUp – Building Community Through Healing Series

ABOUT THE PLAYSHOP

How are you moving through life? Are you aware of what you are communicating to the world with your every move?

In this playshop, we explore these questions via dialogue, movement, and some playful activities. We will talk about Non Verbal Communication, Awareness, and Boundaries via Talking Stick.

What to bring: Water, Towel, Yoga Mat, Scarf (optional). A rattle/noise maker for drum circle (optional)

MEET OUR FACILITATOR

About Rosangel Perez: La Shamanessa – Priestess, Host of Cafecito Break Podcasts, and Founder of Gratitude Church.

Learn more | www.rosangelperez.com

Podcasts | www.cafecitobreak.com

DETAILS

When: Sunday, July 24th starting at 12pm
Where: Sweet Water Dance and Yoga, 876 Gerard Ave, Bronx NY 10452

All of the workshops are free with an RSVP. The sessions are open to all genders. Free meals will be provided during the all of the sessions and metrocards are available for those in need. Childcare will be offered as well! Please email us if you need childcare and include the age of your child. Email us at sisterscirclecollective@gmail.com for details and if you have questions.

#CIRCLEUP SERIES

We are living through an age where self-care and healing is not only elusive but being commodified at the same time. In 2015, our collective conjured free healing sessions, “The First Line of Defense is Our Bodies,” across Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx. This year, we’re back and ready to heal in community with you.

We believe in a holistic health and healing perspective; health and healing is not just about a physical body, but being truly embodied in all aspects of our beings. This is particularly cruical as we navigate ever-changing landscapes and communities across New York City. 

Each workshop will explore a different method of healing; radical self-care, coming home to our bodies through movement, creating our own medicine, and through telling our own stories. Our hope is that you will not only harness the knowledge that is shared, but to go out and share these accessible practices with your communities.

Full Workshop Schedule:
1) Rediscovering Your Banjee Realness – Saturday, July 9
2) Movement Workshop – Sunday, July 24
3) Remedios and Medicine Making – Saturday, August 6
4) Storytelling Workshop – Saturday, August 13

#SCCTurns3 Line Up

Peace community–

We’re so excited to share a preview of the soul food and magic lined up for #SCCTurns3!

Honey Moon Parlor

(eco-friendly bath and body products)

Lupita’s Creations

(jewelry to fund domestic violence training and support survivors)

Melandolly

(dolls of color that express the full range of our emotions)

Waysted

(African waist-beads to adorn your Goddess self)

Lxs Chilerxs

(antonitos-pop up shop from the Latinx community of Bushwick)

Habibat Adedagbo

(paintings celebrating the beauty of Black women)

Diane Davis

(paintings and handmade sculptures of women in movement)

Radical Latina

(spoken word and poetry from the Afro-Latina perspective)

Keilicia James

(spoken word and poetry from the African Disapora)

Francheska Alcantara

(monologues and poetry from the Dominican disapora)

Charnae Betton

(Jazz, R&B, Gospel Artist and Visual Artist)

Abigail Ferreira

(poetry for our people of color)

Priscilla Delgado

(musical stylings on the resilience of survivors)

Bulla en el Barrio

(Colombian cantadoras)

+many more! 

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! For live updates, follow #SCCTurns3 on Twitter and interact with the Facebook event.

Much love,

the SCC

 

Update – #SCCTurns3 Bazaar and Open Mic!

Peace Community –

We hope this message finds you well. We’re only two weeks away from our #SCCTurns3 Bazaar and Open Mic! We are truly grateful for the many blessings of building, sharing, and healing with each other since 2012.

Here is our long-awaited update on the big day. Be sure to share the flyer and event page with friends and family!

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DETAILS:

#SCCTurns3 will be taking place on Saturday, December 12th at Mainchance (120 East 32nd Street). There is a suggested love donation of $5 at the door and food will be available by the plate for for a sliding scale of $5-7. We strongly encourage guests to bring cash.

We there will be goodies for sale during our community bazaar from 5-7pm, followed by an open mic from 7-9pm and a dance party to close out the night. The celebration is an intergenerational space that is open to all genders,spirits!

Accessibility – The event will take place on the second and third floor. While the building does not have an elevator, we will have someone from our team assisting people navigating the staircase.

Directions – The closest trains are 6 to 33rd Street, B/D/F/M to 34th Street, or the N/R to 28th Street.

CALL FOR CO-CREATORS:

Calling all the healers, artists, musicians, poets and more – there is an opportunity for you to co-create the magic of the #SCCTurns3 celebration!

Share your magic during the event as a vendor, performer or both! Vendors can sell crafts and services with the community  during the Bazaar (5-7pm). We ask that vendors donate five percent of their earnings to the wonderful space, Mainchance.

Performers are welcome to showcase their magic at the Open Mic to represent the creativity of our community and serve as a safe space to share stories of struggles, resistance, magic, and the beauty of people of color.

Let us know how you would like to add to the space by filling out this form. Please keep in mind that space is limited, so be sure to fill out the form as soon as possible.

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We are so blessed to celebrate this milestone with you and look forward to seeing you on the 12th!

 

With gratitude,

the Sister Circle Collective

Date/Location Update – #SCCTurns3 Celebration and Open Mic!

Peace Community–

UPDATE! We have a new date and time for the ‪#‎SCCTurns3‬ celebration!

When: Saturday, December 12, starting at 5pm
Where: Mainchance, 120 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016

We will have goodies in a bazaar with amazing starting at 5pm, an open mic starting at 7pm and a dance party at 9pm to close out.

This event is open to all genders and will be a sober space. Bring the kids and tell a friend to tell a friend!

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CALL FOR ARTISTS:
Want to share your gift of song, dance or poetry? Contact us at sisterscirclecollective@gmail.com to help conjure this space!

CALL FOR VENDORS:
Have goodies you’d like to share with the community? Drop a line at sisterscirclecollective@gmail.com and let us know what you’d like to offer.

Spread the word and see you soon!

Much love,
the SCC

Gathering Our Journey’s Wisdom

Peace Community–

We’re please to invite you to join us for our final workshop, Gathering Our Journey’s Wisdom, as a part of The First Line of Defense Is Our Bodies series! The final session will focus on the energies of the Fall Equinox, and will be intergenerational space with filled with music, food and discussion. The session, facilitated by Ynanna Djehuty, will utilize writing and other mediums that will help participants identify how their identities have been influenced by their personal and collective histories.

When: Saturday, October 3rd starting at 5pm.
Where: Justice Center en El Barrio, 1637 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10029.
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-first-line-of-defense-is-our-bodies-closing-workshop-tickets-18786645362

About the Justice Center en El Barrio:

The Justice Center en El Barrio is a dynamic new space for social justice and community organizing, committed to building the people’s movements. The Justice Center is home to five organizations focused on everything from fitness justice, to fighting police brutality, recovering workers’ unpaid wages and defending women’s reproductive rights. Regular programs include community forums, book clubs, film showings, free and low cost fitness classes and open mics.

About Ynanna Djehuty:

Ynanna Djehuty is an Afro-Dominicana born and raised in the Bronx. She is a midwife, reproductive health activist and writer. The focus of her work is the empowerment of women and people of the African Diaspora. Ynanna is the creator of These Waters Run Deep, a multimedia journey into the lives and struggle of Afro-descendant women. Using reproductive and maternal health as a lens,These Waters Run Deep artfully weaves narratives that highlight the socio-political landscape by through which women of color have learned to endure for generations. In October 2009, the Afro-Dominican speaker published ‘Hija De Mi Madre’ (My Mother’s Daughter), a combination of memoirs, poems and research material focusing on the effects of race on identity. Ynanna is the co-founder and associate editor of La Galería Magazine, an online publication for Dominicans of the Diaspora.

We hope to see you on Saturday!

Much love,
the SCC

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