Rituals of Resistance – Sunday May 7th

Join us for Rituals of Resistance!

When: Sunday, May 7th from 12-3pm
Where:  Prospect Park – Great Lawn, Brooklyn

A community cypher on indigenous and ancestral forms of resistance.

The cypher will honor warrior women of Sacred Stone Camp, who will share traditions that ground them in the Mni Wiconi movement. Other offerings include how to use practical magic and creation as a form of resistance. Be a part of the conversation on Facebook for live updates!

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Home: Return, Reclaim, Reframe

Home: Return, Reclaim, Reframe

An all-day healing experience that explores what it means to Return, Reclaim & Reframe our ideas of home. Join Casitas Wisdom, Harriet’s Apothecary, Sacred Vibes Apothecary, and Sister Circle Collective for workshops and drop-in activities on movement, plant medicine, oral and ancestral stories, art-making and a communal altar. An Afro-Puerto Rican meal by Chef Gabriela Àlvarez will reflect recipes of the diaspora and a performance by Legacy Women will ground us as we continue to fight for the liberation of ourselves and our peoples.

When: Saturday | December 3, 2016

Where: CCCADI’s Landmark Firehouse | 120 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035

Time: 11AM to 5PM

Admission: FREE | Includes free lunch for first 100 people

This event is brought to you by CCCADI, Friends of the Highline, Casitas Wisdom, Harriet’s Apothecary, Sacred Vibes Apothecary, and Sister Circle Collective.

*We currently do not have the capacity to provide childcare


#CIRCLEUP – Please join us and Harriet’s Apothecary for Manifestations of Home: Trauma and Transformation, an interactive, embodied, inter-generational circle exploring the manifestations of home within our legacies, our bodies, and the futures we co-create for liberation. Be sure to register here!

Volunteers are also needed! If you have the time and energy to co-create, please email us by November 30th at sisterscirclecollective@gmail.com.

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

Kundalini Yoga with Griselda!

Peace community–

We hope this message finds you well! We wanted to be sure to invite you all to come through to Kundalini Yoga taught by our sister-goddess-Earth Mama Griselda Rodriguez-Solomon!

When: Mondays and Wednesdays starting June 1st at 6pm
Where: LES Dance Academy 62 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
Exchange: $10
*please try to wear white/light colors and bring something to cover your head.
Sessions are open to all genders.

About Griselda:
A native of Brooklyn, New York, with roots in the Dominican heritage, Griselda Rodriguez grew up in what are often considered impoverished communities. Those communities and her mother’s efforts are what she attributes to having overcome adversity and persisted in achieving her goals of attaining a PhD. Currently a Professor of Sociology at the City College of New York, Griselda balances her time between teaching the youth, practicing Kundalini yoga and assisting women during labor as a doula. Mother to a beautiful baby boy Talib, she is grateful to be a vessel of healing.”

Asides from her bio, we encourage you to get to know better Griselda through her recent reflection on the Aquarian Age here.

We’re honored to support someone who has given so much to our community. Please spread the word and we hope to see you during one of these sessions! We’ll be in touch with more healing offerings and circles soon!

Much love,
the SCC

 

 

Love and Empowerment Between Sisters – Cafecito Break

Check out our core sisters Yexenia and Lanai on Cafecito Break!

ABOUT CAFECITO BREAK

The Cafecito Break Podcast – Conversations that feed the soul, inspire, and empower with Rosangel Perez and Ruthie Guten. Grab a cup a coffee and join them live every Monday Morning at 11am EST on http://www.blogtalkradio/cafecitobreak. Produced by The Perez Sisters NYC.


 

Lanai Daniels is a community organizer, and advocate for Black and Brown women, girls, queer women, and transwomen. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York City, she seeks to amplify the voices of marginalized women and girls in conversations about race, gender, sexuality, and class. Aside from her role as Core Sister of Sister Circle Collective, Lanai is an organizer for Yeah, That’s What She Said and a Board Member of New York Abortion Access Fund.

Yexenia Vanegas is a Colombian American woman who is interested in gender, food and different forms of healing. Through personal and academic experiences, she has come to regard food as a prism through which we can examine many facets of current socio, economic, environmental and political issues. Yexenia is seeking to gain knowledge about traditional forms of healing and medicine as well as food in order decolonize many facets of our present world. She believes that building sisterhood through circle discussions is one way for these transformations and understandings to arise. In creating a circle a safe space is manifested which leads to fruitful and transformative discussion about ourselves and our society.

Sister Circle Collective is a transnational, feminist, grassroots community based in New York City. Founded in 2012 by women of color, we are invested in building a powerful community for our black and brown cis sisters, trans sisters, queer sisters and gender non-conforming people who together believe in the radical act of sisterhood. We are committed to reclaiming love and power within ourselves and each other, to create a culture of understanding, compassion, and resistance. Our work as a collective is sustained by a core group of sisters and and active members.

 

#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