Skip to main content

Healing Justice Practice Space

4 posts / 0 new
Last post
Autumn's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/04/2009
Unicorn rating: 0

The Healing Justice Practice Space will provide individual and collective healing, with the goal of creating and sustaining an environment of wellness and safety for conference participants. The space will welcome the contributions of volunteers who are interested in or are practitioners of various medicine and healing arts, including (but not limited to): reiki, massage, acupuncture, yoga, counseling, dance/movement, somatic, art therapies, sound, full spectrum doula support, etc. By providing space for an inclusive practice that is built in direct linkage with the Health is Dignity, Dignity is Resistance, Disability Justice, and Growing Safer Communities Tracks, we will hold an all gender, all bodied, accessible space for the AMC community during the conference.

Session type : 
ongoing activity / actividad en curso
Please rate how kid-friendly this session will be: 
There will be something interesting for all ages in this session / Habrá algo de interés para todas las edades en esta sesión
Experience level : 
Appropriate for all levels of experience / Apropiada para todos los niveles de experiencia
Presenter names and bios
Presenter 1 Info
Name: 
Triana Kazaleh-Sirdenis
Organizational affiliations : 
Detroit Full Circle Doula Collective.
Bio : 
Triana Kazaleh-Sirdenis is a doula, health educator, farmer, and dance lover. She is a founding member of the Detroit Full Circle Doula Collective.
Presenter 2 Info
Name: 
Autumn Brown
Organizational affiliations : 
Rock Dove Collective
Bio : 
Autumn Brown is a founding member of the Rock Dove Collective, a radical community health exchange, and coordinates the Health is Dignity, Dignity is Resistance Track. She is an organizer and facilitator committed to living her values through radical mothering, public breastfeeding, and natural birth advocacy.
Presenter 3 Info
Name: 
Telesh Pascual Lopez
Organizational affiliations : 
Third Root Community Health Clinic
Bio : 
Telesh Pascual Lopez is Kanjobal, Maya from Guatemala and comes from a family that has been practicing indigenous healing work for generations. Her commitment to healing justice is reflected in her work with organizations that focus on the needs of women, survivors of violence, LGBTQGNC community, and with individual activists and organizers.
Presenter 4 Info
Name: 
Julia Bennet
Organizational affiliations : 
Third Root Community Health Clinic
Bio : 
Julia is a Board-certified licensed acupuncturist trained in both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture. She has also completed extensive studies in Chinese herbal medicine and Native American herbal medicine. Julia’s particular passion is community health and the health concerns of women including working with women who have tested positive for HIV and AIDS.
Organizational affiliation / Afiliación a alguna organización: 
Rock Dove Collective
Twitter hashtag: 
hj

Comments /

marysedove's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/22/2011
Unicorn rating: 0

Hey lovelies - is there some place where the Healing Justice Practice Space hours will be made public? I know it's not going to be open for the whole time, and I have some peoples who are planning on relying on the space so I'd love to be able to send them a link. Thanks!

nicocoer's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/07/2011
Unicorn rating: 0

It'll be up outside the space, AND

fri: 2-5p
sat: 9a-5p
Sun: 10-3p

Also, CCA might be able to arrange stuff on off hours support and interdependance wise.

<3

nicocoer's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/07/2011
Unicorn rating: 0

Principles of The Healing Justice Practice Space at AMC:

* We Begin by listening.

* We are people of color, indigenous people, disabled people, and survivors of trauma, many genders, ages, and classes of people, and we are committed to leading the work of building healing justice at AMC.

* We do this work to lift up and politicize the role of health and healing in our movements as a critical part of the new world we are building.

* We honor individual and community agency, intuition, and innate wisdom, and therefore honor people's rights to make decisions about their own bodies.

* We understand that health and wellness should be determined by the individual or community receiving care, and for many of us this includes the reality of disability, illness, and harm reduction. We accept and encourage individuals and communities defining health, healing, and wellness for themselves, and not based on normative models of healing.

* We center the genius and leadership of disabled and chronically ill communities, for what we know about surviving and resisting the medical industrial complex and living with fierce beauty in our sick and disabled bodies. We say no to the medical industrial complex's model of "cure or be useless" instead working from a place of belief in the wholeness of disability, interdependance, and disabled people as inherently good as we are.

* We live in countries that deny health care access to people based on economic and identity status, and we must build alternative structures for giving and receiving care that are grounded in community and ancestral traditions and in the values of consent and equality. The Healing Justice Practice Space is a part of that work.

* We believe that medicine is media, and we work with the understanding that how we heal ourselves is directly related to how we see and interpret ourselves and the possibility for transformation.

* We are aware that the body does not live forever, and we honor death as part of the cycle of life.

- From the Principles and Guidelines of the HJPS AMC 2011

Basic Healer Agreements:

* Consent- To care, and to touch. We agree to get the consent of the people we work with to touch and to practice at all times.

* Self-care- If you cannot maintain your own wellness, it is difficult to heal. We ask our healers to make sure that they are taking care of themselves, and taking breaks that they need. Self care is important for us all.