Beyond the Pavement: Healing Justice and Cultures of Care in Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) Activist Communities.

Beyond the Pavement: Healing Justice and Cultures of Care in Black, Indigenous, People of Colour Activist Communities is a traveling liberatory dreaming workshop facilitated by Lynx Sainte-Marie. It is geared towards BIPOC activists and community organizers looking to embed a healing justice framework into their community work.

Workshop Outline

What does it look like to hold space for those who are unable to “pound the pavement” (i.e. the traumatized, the disabled and the sick)? In this interactive closed workshop for Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), we will explore community care as a strategy towards liberation. How do we as people invested in liberation hold space for those most vulnerable to harm? How have we internalized dominant discourses of activism, care-taking and community organizing? In this session, we will channel our individual and collective knowledge as daily survivors of racial oppression and (intergenerational) trauma and move towards social justice movements that centre healing, sustainability and community care. Participants will be challenged to envision a society that is interdependent, sustainable and focused on “wholeness.”

Duration

2.5 – 3 hours

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Workshops

2016, June 14, Edmonton, CA.  Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) – University of Alberta.
Facilitator: Beyond the Pavement: Healing Justice and Cultures of Care in Black, Indigenous, People of Colour Activist Communities.

2016, May 11th, Halifax, CA.  Our Resilient Bodies Working Group – Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NPIRG)
Facilitator: Beyond the Pavement: Healing Justice and Cultures of Care in Black, Indigenous, People of Colour Activist Communities

2016, March 19th, Guelph, CA. OPIRG Guelph’s Social and Environmental Justice Symposium: Bridging Communities, Re-centering Movements – University of Guelph.
Facilitator: Beyond the Pavement: Healing Justice and Cultures of Care in Black, Indigenous, People of Colour Activist Communities

Presentations

2017, March 26, London, CA. Organizing Equality International Conference – Western University.
Presenter: Further Beyond the Pavement: Disability, Healing Justice and Cultures of Care in Black, Indigenous, People of Colour Activist Communities.

2016, November 5, Boston, US. Disability & Intersectionality Summit.
Presenter: Further Beyond the Pavement: Disability, Healing Justice and Cultures of Care in Black, Indigenous, People of Colour Activist Communities.

2016, May 30, Calgary, CA. Canadian Disability Studies Association-Association Canadienne des Études sur l’Incapacité (CDSA-ACÉI) 2016 Annual Conference: Energizing Communities. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences – University of Calgary
Presenter: Further Beyond the Pavement: Disability, Healing Justice and Cultures of Care in Black, Indigenous, People of Colour Activist Communities.

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