Healing Action: A #DignityInProcess Healing Circle
New Orleans Loving Festival presents.. Healing Action: A #DignityInProcess Healing Circle Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 | 6:30-8:30pm at Arts Estuary 1024 | 1024 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
In the aftermath of the election, we are coming together to challenge fear and isolation by deepening in beloved community. We gather in sacred circle, creating a safe space to grieve, process, and move to action. Together we connect to our ancestral wisdom, inciting the names of freedom fighters who have come before us. Let us call upon Harriet Tubman, Assata Shakur, James Baldwin, Octavia Butler, Audre Lorde, Dr. King, and the long list of ancestors lighting the way to our collective FREEDOM. This is a space to ground in the truth that we are not alone on this journey of healing the wounds of racism, homophobia, patriarchy, xenophobia, etc. We return to our power to transform and create a new world!
*You are invited to bring an offering for the altar Family friendly event | ALL ARE WELCOME
6:30pm-7:00pm open space for silent meditation or prayer 7-7:30pm altar build, art space, and community building 7:30-8pm circle dialogue 8-8:30pm collective visioning
About the facilitator: ChE (pronouns: they/ them) is the Artistic Director of #DignityInProcess, a multidisciplinary platform in response to the Black Lives Matter movement merging ancestral healing, art activism, and multi-generational wisdom sharing. ChE is a proud Queer/ Black/ Native American/ Mixed award-winning artivist, transformational educator, and equity consultant. Through their unique framework of Afro-Indigenous Liberatory Practice,* they use the power of culturally grounded wellness, arts-based community engagement, and race/ gender justice to build sustainable models of living. As a director/ choreographer, ChE's work is robust with gospel sounds and soulful movement of the African Diaspora—fusing Black Modern Dance* with storytelling, ritual, and interactive installation. To book ChE for commissions, speaking engagements, or trainings please email email@example.com. You can also learn more at http://che-art.life/
About the New Orleans Loving Festival: The New Orleans Loving Festival is a Multiracial Community Celebration and Film Festival that fights racism through outreach and education. It honors the legacy of Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple whose 1967 landmark civil rights lawsuit “Loving v. Virginia” ended all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States. The New Orleans Loving Festival is an initiative of Charitable Film Network - a diverse community of media-makers, dedicated to connecting and collaborating with non-profits, artists and activists on projects that benefit the community. For information about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lovingfestival.org.
This event is made possible with support from National Performance Network - www.npnweb.org.