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.
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!
We’re excited to share more details on The Healing Wisdom of Herbs, the next session of our workshop series!
The session will focus on identifying herbs, healthy living, and much more in collaboration with a community garden in Harlem. The facilitator will be Core Sister Glenda Ullauri, who’s work involves intergenerational programming in urban agriculture and food justice that is guided by the unconditional love for our pachamama and compassion for all living things and ancestors.
This session will be very similar to last summer’s Cultivation Circle, which can you find a clip of below. More details can be found in the flyer below and on the Eventbrite page.
Be sure to reserve your spot at this session here.
We look forward to seeing you!
We’re thrilled to share that the facilitator for Saturday’s workshop is Rosangel Perez of the Perez Sisters!
The Perez Sisters are the owners of the beautiful metaphysical boutiqueBotanikal, where they offer an array of services, sell stones, incense, and more. Rosangel Perez is a shamanic movement coach and the radio host of Cafecito Break.
The session will focus on gentle easy movements, breath work, chanting, laughter, and meditation enhanced by a music selection intended to “get you out of your head” and into your body. This class is not based on technique– it’s foundation and intention is gratitude, feeling, and acceptance of your sacred sexy self.
For more details, secure your spot for this workshop by registering here.
Metrocards are available for those in need. We look forward to seeing you!
THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE IS OUR BODIES: A WORKSHOP SERIES
Join us for our first ever workshop series!
We believe in a holistic health and healing perspective; health and healing is not just about an individuals physical body, but also their mind and spirit in relation to the communities and spaces they find themselves in. In this workshop series we will hold space to talk about self-care, communal care, healthy relationships, and decolonized sisterhood.
Each workshop in the series is focused on a different aspect; communal meals, learning about self-care elements, healing through movement, and storytelling. We aim that all participants will share and create knowledge that deconstructs our current beliefs about health and healing.
All of the workshops are free with an RSVP!
All workshops are for women and girls unless otherwise specified.
We have metrocards available for those in need! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Free meals will be provided during the all of the sessions.
Questions? Call: 507-339-4469
August 22nd: Introductory Workshop and Communal Meal
Location: 369 E 149th st., 11th fl (BX)
Sign up here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-first-line-of-defense-is-our-bodies-a-workshop-series-tickets-18161602843
September 5th: Healing Through Movement
Sign up here: Link coming soon
September 19th: Herb Identification and Elements of Self-Care
Sign up here: Link coming soon
October 3rd: Fall Equinox – Final Workshop
Sign up here: Link coming soon
Thank you to Citizens Committee for New York City for making this possible!
Want to spend a Sunday at the beach instead of being in the city? Yes you do!Been fighting the patriarchy? Well then you deserve time amongst sisters at Rockaway Beach!
For our July circle, Sister Circle Collective invites you to join us as we soak up the sun, swim in the ocean, and practice radical self-love.
WHEN: Sunday, July 26th, starting at 11am
WHERE: Rockaway Beach
**bring your beautiful smile, a blanket/towel & snacks**
TELL YOUR FRIENDS! If you want a subway buddy, comment below!
A train to Far Rockaway. Transfer at Broad Channel to the S (shuttle) train to Beach 90th. Get off of the train and walk two blocks along 90th to the boardwalk. Look for the green concessions building on the left (google maps Rippers- 8601 Shore Front Pkwy, Queens, NY 11693).
All praise to Mo of Born to Motivate Films for gracing us with her presence and for sharing this short clip of our workshop at the 2014 Sisterhood Summit!