“For those who feel too much, may you guard your position as holy.”
As tensions rise, so has the need for more healers. The waymakers, the agents of change, the ones armed with compassion.
But how many folks who step into this work have become burnt out or hurt along the way? What kind of long-term impact can we have if we don’t share the same healing methods we give to others with ourselves? How can we be a support system for others without depleting ourselves? How can we develop tools to thrive as opposed to just surviving? Who heals the healer?
Through this conversation, we intend to cultivate an ecosystem rooted in community care for wellness, social justice and healing practitioners who can hold space for one another as they continue to hold space for community. The curated techniques and solutions from this series will be shared widely in Spring 2018.
When: Fridays, January 12, February 16, and March 16, starting at 7pm
Where: Earth Arts Center — 936 Madison St, Brooklyn NY 11211
This is space is open to anyone who considers themselves to be a healer, but will center the experiences of BIPOC, WOC and QTPOC folks. If you are a co-conspirator/ally, please be mindful of this.
Multiple expressions of healers are welcome, including and not excluding; birthworkers, parents, youth workers, curators, teachers, nurses, doctors, diviners, social workers, artists, witches, energy workers, empaths, creatives, movement workers, yogis, musicians, djs, reiki practitioners, herbalists, farmers, the strong friend; and any role that calls upon someone to constantly hold space for others.
Sliding scale donation $5-10, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
The venue is a shoe free space, and limited chairs are available. With this in mind, priority seating will be given to those who need chairs. If you are able to sit on the floor, please bring blankets and whatever you need to feel cozy.
Veronica Agard is an alchemist, educator and connector at the intersections of Black identity, wellness, representation, and culture. Of Afro-Caribbean, African-American and Indigenous descent, she continues to experiment with healing modalities such movement, singing, herbalism, divination, capoeira, and yoga. She is a proud 2014 graduate of The City College of New York with a BA in international studies and history and is a co-founder of the Sister Circle Collective. She is the creator of the Alchemist’s Cypher, a monthly healing through writing gathering and has held space at; the Sisterhood Summit, Diaspora Radicalx Conference, HOME: Return, Reclaim, Reframe at the Caribbean Cultural Center, Decolonize Birth Conference, Women’s Leadership Summit at The City College of New York, Healing Collectives Community Conversation with BUFU; and regularly supports Harriet’s Apothecary. No matter the role, Veronica offers her expressions as a means to amplify the voices of those that walk with her. veronicaagard.com
The Earth Arts Initiative brings environmental education to community through creative participation. We believe that the way we treat the Earth is a reflection of the way we treat ourselves, and thus in addition to offering a variety of environmental advocacy programs, certifications, and educational opportunities, to heal the Earth body-- we also offer a variety of wellness projects, including holistic health services and creative projects to heal the human body and community. earthartsinitiative.com/