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Irresistible (fka Healing Justice Podcast)

Formerly known as Healing Justice Podcast, Irresistible is a virtual practice space at the intersection of collective healing & social change. Host Kate Werning & collaborators share conversations with powerful social justice leaders, and accompanying audio practices to help resource you in your leadership and vision. We are more than resistance -- we are irresistible.

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36 Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good with adrienne maree brown & Amita Swadhin

Today we're talking with adrienne maree brown and Amita Swadhin about adrienne’s new book, Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Get your copy now from www.akpress.org with code PODCAST for 15% off! ----- Welcome to Book Club! This is our first selection for HEALING JUSTICE PODCAST BOOK CLUB: a new gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism. ----- As adrienne says, "we have to make justice the most pleasurable experience humans can have." We learn about what pleasure has to do with our movements, pleasure after childhood sexual abuse and other experiences of harm, why we can be suspicious of pleasure, and activist culture’s “commitment to suffering.” Check out Audre Lorde's "Uses of the Erotic," an essential foundational text for this book: https://fredandfar.com/blogs/ff-blog/the-erotic-as-power-by-audre-lorde This topic is relevant to your work if you want to build organizations and movements that are fully alive and attractive for people to join, and/or if you are on a healing journey in your own life, especially after abuse. Amita speaks in some detail about their own story (which you can also find via their essay in Pleasure Activism on page 293), so please note that themes of childhood sexual abuse are discussed. ----------- ABOUT OUR GUESTS adrienne maree brown is a sci-fi/Octavia Butler scholar and author of Octavia's Brood, Emergent Strategy, and the recent New York Times Bestseller Pleasure Activism. She's a facilitator and doula living in Detroit, and you can hear her on the podcast she creates with her sister Autumn called How to Survive the End of the World. Amita Swadhin is one of the contributing writers to Pleasure Activism and is an educator, storyteller, activist and consultant dedicated to fighting interpersonal and institutional violence against young people. Her commitments and approach to this work stem from her experiences as a genderqueer, femme queer woman of color, daughter of immigrants, and years of abuse by her parents. Check out Amita’s work at www.mirrormemoirs.com ----------- PRACTICE: In the following episode (publishing next week), adrienne offers us a practice called "From #MeToo to #WeConsent," which is a practice about consent, finding our inner yes and no, and using our voices in both our sexuality and our whole lives. Subscribe to this podcast to make sure you don't miss it. ----------- JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjustice, Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter ----------- SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it! Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb ----------- Thank you to our volunteers: Guido Girgenti for audio editing and production, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for music and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

1hr 16mins

7 May 2019

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34 Trauma, Healing, & Collective Power with generative somatics (Spenta Kandawalla, adrienne maree brown, Prentis Hemphill, & Staci K. Haines)

This week, we’re listening in as a brilliant crew from generative somatics has a powerful conversation about trauma, oppression, healing and organizing for structural change. They dig into the connections between personal, collective and structural transformation, and between healing and building collective power. They also explore the term Healing Justice and ask: what does embodied healing have to do with creating liberation? For this week’s practice, we recommend you dive back into the Healing Justice Podcast archives and listen to Practice 12: Somatic Centering with Sumitra Rajkumar. Sumitra is also part of the teaching body for generative somatics, and the practice she shares is one of the core practices in gs methodology. ✨ PODCAST NEWS: LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ✨ Will you let us know what you’ve loved, what you want more of, how you’ve used the practices, and how you want to show up in this community? As we head into a summer break for discernment and planning, we want to shape season 2 based on your input! Click here to take the survey and let us know your thoughts: https://goo.gl/forms/ykXYxg0iFq6pUxBF3 --- FURTHER RESOURCES FROM GS: Article: What is Politicized Somatics? Snapshot of generative somatics (gs) programs and growth (2018) 2018-2020 gs Strategic Priorities: Video, Summary Webinar: Why Somatics: Conversation and Practice with Movement Leaders (12/12/17) Webinar: Somatics in the Time of Trump: A National Conversation & Practice Group (3/28/17) gs Practitioners Network (gsPN) information Donate to generative somatics for the sake of making their programs accessible to innovative movement leaders, to poor and working class communities, and to communities of color. To donate, click here: https://generative-somatics.networkforgood.com/projects/46334-donate-to-generative-somatics-gs-2018 To find out more about gs, visit: www.generativesomatics.org --- ABOUT OUR GUESTS adrienne maree brown is the author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements. She is a writer, social justice facilitator, pleasure activist, healer and doula living in Detroit. She is on the teaching bodies of generative somatics and Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity. adrienne can also be heard on episode 10 of Healing Justice Podcast. Prentis Hemphill is a healer, Somatics practitioner, teacher, writer and organizer who works at the intersections of healing and justice. As the former Healing Justice Director at Black Lives Matter, Prentis committed to supporting and nurturing the brilliant strategies of organizers and healers to address trauma, move through conflict and center wholeness in the BLM network and in the broader movement for Black freedom and liberation. Prentis can also be heard on episode 13 of Healing Justice Podcast. Spenta Kandawalla is a co-founder of generative somatics (gs).  She is an auntie, acupuncturist and herbalist, generative somatics teacher, and member of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC). Over the past 13 years, Spenta has been studying, teaching, and growing generative somatics work for organizers, movement builders and healers across the country. Staci K. Haines is a co-founder and the Executive Director of generative somatics, where she integrates trauma and healing and a systemic analysis of power. Staci is also a founder of generationFIVE, which has the mission to end the sexual abuse of children within 5 generations, and  is the author of Healing Sex: A Mind Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma (Cleis 1999, 2007). --- JOIN THE COMMUNITY: In 2 weeks we are beginning a summer break for reflection, restructuring, fundraising, and discernment. To stay in touch, make sure to join our email list at http://www.healingjustice.org Social media: Instagram @healingjustice, Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter   This podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help cover our costs by becoming a sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice (and consider joining at $8/month or above to sponsor a gift for one of our brilliant guests or volunteers!). You can also give a one time gift here https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb Please leave a positive rating & review in whatever app you are listening - it all makes a difference! THANK YOU to all our production volunteers:Producer: Janvieve Williams ComrieMusic: Oakland-based collective Mass BassMixing by Zach Meyer at the COALROOMIntro and Closing music gifted by Danny O’BrienCoordination & communications by Danielle Feris

49mins

5 Jul 2018

Rank #2

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20 Relational Culture & Undoing Individualism -- Mark Fairfield

This week we’re talking with psychotherapist Mark Fairfield about the central role of connection in our lives and lethal individualism. We learn about relational culture, factors for resilience, his work supporting caregivers in the AIDS movement, how bullying is a euphemism, and failure. Download the corresponding practice (“Sharing Resonance”) to learn an amazing exercise to help build connection in your life and your community. ---- AFFIRMATIONS Each week we feature community voices uplifting people, organizations, and communities that embody the values of healing justice. Submit your own personal shout-out to spread love on the airwaves here: https://healingjustice.typeform.com/to/YjvuU2 This week’s AFFIRMATIONS come from: Mary Ann thanking the Women in Power Community in the UK & the FRIDA Young Feminist Fund, and Marcia uplifting Siwatu-salama Ra in Detroit (email freesiwatu@gmail.com to join Siwatu’s Freedom Team). Thank you both for sharing your commitment to your communities. ---- ABOUT OUR GUEST: MARK FAIRFIELD Mark was the Founder and Executive Director of The Relational Center, a nonprofit community organization that exists to rescue and preserve the important social ties humans depend on for health and well being. He is a leadership coach, consultant, and psychotherapist. His experience in ACT UP helped him understand how movements with strong emphasis on collaborative action and wider-thinking, can catalyze vitality and wellbeing by supplying a social infrastructure that encourages people to look after one another.More about Mark at http://www.markfairfieldlcsw.com/ , learn about The Relational Center in LA at www.relationalcenter.org , & learn more about Relational Uprising training for organizers at http://relationaluprising.org/---- JOIN THE COMMUNITY: Sign up for the email list at www.healingjustice.org Social media: Instagram @healingjustice, Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter This podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help cover our costs by becoming a sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice THANK YOU: Editing by Yoshi FieldsMixed and produced by Zach Meyer at the COALROOMIntro and Closing music gifted by Danny O’BrienAll visuals contributed by Josiah Werning

51mins

20 Mar 2018

Rank #3

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Grief in a Time of Not Knowing with Roshi Joan Halifax

This week we are diving into the grief, loss, intimacy, and possibility available in the unknown - all the time, and especially now in this moment of pandemic forcing great transition. How may we engage with this time as a rite of passage? You'll hear from Roshi Joan Halifax; a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care; along with Reverend Jennifer Bailey & Carinne Luck of Faith Matters Network. Transcript, further resources, & full show notes at www.irresistible.org/podcast/63 ---- Thanks to Zach Meyer for production, Josiah Werning & Alyson Thompson for design and social media, and Ana Cecilia for music. Irresistible is sponsored by Kalliopeia Foundation: Dedicated to reconnecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. Learn more at kalliopeia.org

53mins

28 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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24 The Art of Allyship: Coming Alongside -- Jacoby Ballard

We’re talking with Jacoby Ballard about all things allyship, accompliceship, and solidarity. You’ll hear some captivating stories about navigating layers of identity, privilege, and oppression... a word about pronouns… how practice can help us ground the charge we feel when triggered... and whether we should we even be using the word ally, accomplice, or whose role it is to name those things anyway. You can download the corresponding practice (24 Practice: Forgiveness Meditation) to join Jacoby in a guided meditation for forgiving ourselves and others. --- We need your help to fund this volunteer project! Please help cover our costs by becoming a monthly sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice or giving a one time gift at our brand new donation link here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb --- REFERRED TO IN THIS EPISODE: Third Root Community Health Center www.thirdroot.org The Icarus Project (and their Mad Maps model) https://theicarusproject.net/ Off the Mat Into the World http://www.offthematintotheworld.org/ Hala Khouri http://halakhouri.com/ Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) http://www.blackyogateachersalliance.org/ ABOUT OUR GUEST Jacoby Ballard is a white trans queer person living in Amherst, MA until moving to Salt Lake City, UT this summer. He is a co-founder of worker owned cooperative Third Root Community Health Center in Brooklyn, and co-founder of Bending Towards Justice ( bendingtowardsjustice.org ), an organization that leads anti-oppression workshops and consultations for yoga communities, and leading teacher at Adhikara Yoga School ( Adhikarayogaschool.com ) in Western Massachusetts. Jacoby speaks on college and high school campuses, leading collective care, transformative leadership, and resilience workshops for campus activists, leaders, and queer communities and consults with organizations looking to either build more justice or more spiritual practice into their organization. Find his writing and workshops at www.jacobyballard.com-- JOIN THE COMMUNITY: Sign up for the email list at www.healingjustice.org Social media: Instagram @healingjustice, Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter   This podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help cover our costs by becoming a sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice or giving a one time gift here https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb Please leave a positive rating & review in whatever app you are listening! THANK YOU: This episode was edited by Jacob White Mixed and produced by Zach Meyer at the COALROOM Intro and Closing music gifted by Danny O’Brien All visuals contributed by Josiah Werning

53mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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28 People's Medicine & Queer Magic -- Dori Midnight

This week, we’re talking with radical herbalist, healer, and witch Dori Midnight. You’ll hear us talk about her hilarious story of queer witchy magic from a young age, plants as allies, how activists can better care for our bodies and align with the earth, the role of imagination in social justice, and a disability justice lens on healing and liberation. Download the corresponding practice (28 Practice: Essences for Everybody… Making Your Own Medicine) to join Dori to learn how to make an essence, a people’s medicine, of your own. These are incredible instructions and so fun to follow- the possibilities are endless.. Practice episodes always publish on Thursdays. --- ✨ NEW REWARD!  ✨ ~ * ~ You can get your very own handcrafted magical people's medicine from Dori herself for a limited time by becoming a $13 level donor or above on our Patreon account to support the podcast! Dori has generously offered us an exclusive batch of her incredibly sought-after essence called YES LIBERATION as a reward to our donors. Go to www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get yours. ~ * ~  --- ABOUT OUR GUEST Dori Midnight practices community-based intuitive healing that weaves together plant and stone medicine, ancestral and queer magic, and justice work. Drawing on her training as a clinical herbalist and interfaith minister, as well as traditions from her ancestry (Sephardi/Ashkenazi/Romani), Dori's work is grounded in self-determinism, collective liberation, and the belief that healing ourselves is inseparable from healing our communities and the planet. Her work is inspired by a web of teachers, healers, artists, dreamers, and activists in disability and healing justice, earth-based Judaism, and queer liberation. Dori lives in Western Massachusetts, where she teaches, creates ritual, makes potions, and maintains a local and distance healing practice.  http://www.dorilandia.com/ You can find Dori in person hosting Remedies and Rituals for Heartbreaking Times with Elokin Orton- Cheung September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018 at Rowe Camp and Conference Center in Western Massachusetts. Learn magic and medicine, plant remedies and rituals that will help you stay resilient, graceful, open, and strong when the bad news is never-ending and staying hopeful is a struggle. More info: http://rowecenter.org--- JOIN THE COMMUNITY: Sign up for the email list at www.healingjustice.org Social media: Instagram @healingjustice, Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter This podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help cover our costs by becoming a sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice or giving a one time gift here https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb Please leave a positive rating & review in whatever app you are listening - it all makes a difference! THANK YOU to all our production volunteers: Content editing by Abigail BereolaMixing and production by Zach Meyer at the COALROOMIntro and Closing music gifted by Danny O’BrienAll visuals contributed by Josiah Werning

1hr 2mins

22 May 2018

Rank #6

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Adapting Strategy & Building Power in Crisis -- Ejeris Dixon & Dove Kent

Emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic create the conditions for accelerated political realignments. This creates an enormous threat for bold moves toward authoritarianism, but also creates major opportunity for our movements to put forward our vision for the future and shape a new common sense about what we deserve. In this episode, we face the reality of what is happening politically. We engage with how our power building strategies need to adapt to our current conditions, and also pace with our needs and limitations as humans living in a traumatizing time. You'll hear from Ejeris Dixon, an organizer and political strategist who founded Vision Change Win Consulting; and Dove Kent, Senior Strategy Officer at Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. They have 4 decades of combined experience in grassroots organizing, political education, and movement building, and this conversation was partially inspired by Ejeris' recent article titled "Fascists are Using COVID-19 to Advance Their Agenda. It's Up to Us to Stop Them." Transcript, further resources, & link to read Ejeris' article at www.irresistible.org/podcast/64 ---- Thanks to Jacob White & Zach Meyer for production, Josiah Werning & Alyson Thompson for design and social media, and Ana Cecilia for music. Irresistible is sponsored by Kalliopeia Foundation: Dedicated to reconnecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. Learn more at kalliopeia.org

55mins

5 May 2020

Rank #7

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02 Conversations in Healing Justice -- Shawna Wakefield & Teresa Pasquale Mateus

In the second episode of Healing Justice Podcast, host Kate Werning is joined by collaborators Shawna Wakefield and Teresa Pasquale Mateus for a conversation about what healing justice means to us and our aspirations for this virtual practice space. We talk spirituality, trauma and resilience, some of the history of this work, gender justice, international work, Standing Rock, self care / collective care / community care, personal stories and struggles in our activism and organizing, sustainability and more. Check out the incredible guests and topics we'll be featuring coming up and sign up for the email list to hear when new episodes drop at www.healingjustice.org As a brand new podcast, we need you to subscribe, give a 5-star rating, and share a positive review to help us continue. Join us in the sustainability and viability of this project and subscribe, rate, & review now! MEET OUR GUESTS Shawna Wakefield is a gender justice advocate, mother of two girls, practitioner of living life wholly and helping other changemakers to do the same. She is bi-racial (African American/white Canadian), grew up in NY and VT, and has lived and worked in Cambodia and Afghanistan. She organized with immigrant and refugee women of color in the 90s, worked with the UN, and was Oxfam International’s Senior Gender Justice Lead for 7 years. She is currently an organizational development and leadership consultant with Gender at Work, and co-facilitates Brown Sugar Yoga for Folks of Color and workshops on collective wellbeing and resilience, including Resilience for Changemakers. Teresa Pasquale Mateus is a trauma therapist, trauma-conscious yoga and embodied care provider, and executive director/co-founder of The Mystic Soul Project - a people of color centered approach to contemplation, activism, and healing. She is author of Mending Broken: A Personal Journey Through the Stages of Trauma & Recovery and Sacred Wounds: A Path to Healing from Spiritual Trauma. Teresa is a collaborator in leading Resilience for Changemakers workshops and is co-developing resources to correlate cycles of personal and trauma and resilience with the ups and downs of the phases of social change. More about Teresa here: www.teresapasqualemateus.com REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE “Healing justice is the how of our movements – it’s the texture, the experience and the vision that guides us. It’s our effort towards transforming ourselves, our ways of building relationship and our institutions to support and sustain Black aliveness that has carried us forward.” - Prentis Hemphill, Director of Healing Justice for Black Lives Matter Network, from this article in the Huffington Post More on the 2010 US Social Forum healing justice work in this article by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Cara Page & the Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective Icarus Project Black Lives Matter Healing Justice Toolkit UndocuBlack Mental Wellness Initiative UndocuHealth Project from United We Dream UndocuHealing Project from José Arreola-Torres Liberation School Movement Strategy Center reporting on the role of love and power in organizing Gender at Work PRACTICE  Download the next episode for a brief practice - the reading of a poem. It’s simple and quick -- just getting us into the rhythm of both conversing and practicing together! JOIN THE COMMUNITY Follow us on Instagram @healingjustice & like our Facebook page We pay for all costs out-of-pocket and this podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help us cover our costs by becoming a sponsor at patreon.com/healingjustice THANK YOU Mixed and produced by Zach Meyer at the COALROOM Intro and Closing music gifted by Danny O’Brien

54mins

8 Nov 2017

Rank #8

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40 Rest as Reparations with Tricia Hersey of The Nap Ministry

This week we're joined by Tricia Hersey, aka the "Nap Bishop" and founder of The Nap Ministry, to be schooled in all things anti-capitalism and rest. She shares about her inspiration studying records of enslaved African ancestors in the US South, how laziness is a myth, what happens physiologically when we rest, and whether our movements can really afford to rest when they build prisons while we sleep. ----------- ABOUT OUR GUEST: Tricia Hersey is a Chicago native living in Atlanta with over 20 years of experience working with communities as a teaching artist, community organizer, spiritual director, poet, performance artist, and theater maker. She is the founder of The Nap Ministry, an organization that examines rest as a form of resistance and installs safe spaces for the community to rest via napping experiences, workshops and performance art installations. Tricia’s research interests include black liberation theology, womanist theology, somatics, cultural trauma, and reparations. Her work as a teaching artist, archivist assistant, and trainer of arts integrated curriculum has been seen with Chicago Public Schools, Columbia College Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre, United States Peace Corps and Google Chicago. Tricia's website is triciahersey.com, and you can follow The Nap Ministry on all social media platforms at @thenapministry ----------- PRACTICE: In the Practice episode (publishing next week), Tricia sets us up with a soothing recording to prepare us for THE PERFECT NAP - this one is sooo fun. Subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss it! ----------- We're re-naming the podcast! Learn more and help co-create the new name during July 2019 at http://www.healingjustice.org/name ----------- Welcome to Book Club! 📚 Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our first selection is Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off! www.akpress.org Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism. And check out our Community level, Reciprocity level for practitioners, Redistribution level where we share 15% of money raised with less visible less resourced frontline healing justice groups, and our Donor Circle level on Patreon too. Every membership tier above $10 includes Book Club. And even if you're not an official member, do you have art or images inspired by your reading of Pleasure Activism? Tag us on social media for a share! ----------- JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjustice, Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter ----------- SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it! Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb ----------- Thank you to our incredible production volunteers on this episode: Jacob White for audio editing and production, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for music and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

1hr 2mins

4 Jul 2019

Rank #9

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2020 Visioning: a New Years Practice with Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, offers a visioning practice to guide us through the transition from 2019 into 2020 with focused personal & political power.  You'll need 30 minutes, and ideally a printed version of the accompanying visual guide (though it also works with a piece of paper and something to write with). This practice can be done alone or in a group.  Download the visual guide, read Alicia's full bio, and access the transcript at http://healingjustice.org/podcast/2020 -------- BOOK CLUB We are so happy to announce our next Book Club selection: Healing Resistance, a Radically Different Response to Harm by Kazu Haga. Parallax Press (Thich Nhat Hanh's publishing house) is graciously offering 15% off using the code PODCAST. Join us to connect with other listeners via our self-organizing map, access resources from past book club selections Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good & Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture, and more at www.patreon.com/healingjustice -------- GET CONNECTED WITH US Everything you need to know to join the community lives at www.healingjustice.org/community Help sustain this work: http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice -------- Thank you to Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing & mastering, Danny O'Brien & Unicorn Heads for music, Josiah Werning for cover art, and Siana Sonoquie for design and illustration on the visual guide that accompanies this practice. Thank you to our sponsor, Kalliopeia Foundation: Dedicated to reconnecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. Learn more at kalliopeia.org

27mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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New Years Practice: Cast a Spell with adrienne maree brown

Welcome to a very special New Years practice with adrienne maree brown, where she'll guide you through writing and casting a spell for yourself and your community to help transition us from 2018 to 2019. You'll need 30-90 minutes, a clear space, something to write on, and something to write with. If it helps you to have the prompts adrienne uses visually, scroll all the way to the bottom of these show notes for a list of the key questions for this practice. ------ THE REMIX This practice was originally posted last year, so some of you have already done this with us! If you have your spell from last year, we give instructions in the first 10 minutes about how to release and transform it so you are ready to create a new one. (Thank you to Mya Spalter, author of Enchantments, for her recommendations.) If you want to skip right now to where the 2018-19 instructions begin, jump to about 17 minutes in. You'll also hear us release our COLLECTIVE SPELL FOR 2018 that our community wrote together at this time last year! Follow along to see words and images from our community (it's so awesome) at http://www.healingjustice.org/spell ------ SHARE YOUR SPELL! We'd love to hear from you about the spell you've written to transition into the new year. Share a selfie, the full text, one line, or your reflections on what it was like to do this practice on social media with us - let's see what our community is conjuring for 2019! Find us on Instagram @healingjustice, like Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, and tweet at us @hjpodcast on Twitter. --------- MEET OUR GUEST: adrienne maree brown is the author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements. She is a writer, social justice facilitator, healer/doula, and pleasure activist living in Detroit, and co-host of the podcast How to Survive the End of the World. KEEP LEARNING WITH ADRIENNE: How to Survive the End of the World podcast adrienne’s blog Read - Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds  --------- WILL YOU HELP US CONTINUE IN 2019? So many people need this support to help sustain their liberatory work, and these practices and this wisdom are not ours to sell. We have radical faith that we can sustain this project on a gift economy, with the generosity of our community as our fuel. Please give what you can to our Facebook fundraiser here before midnight on 12/31: http://www.tinyurl.com/hjpgive OR donate via the links on our website: http://www.healingjustice.org Learn more and sign up for the email list to hear when new episodes drop at www.healingjustice.org THANK YOU! This podcast is mixed and produced by Zach Meyer at the COALROOM All visuals contributed by Josiah Werning Intro and closing music gifted by Danny O’Brien --------- REFERENCE NOTES FOR THE PRACTICE: You'll need: 30 minutes, pen/pencil, journal or paper, a clear workspace, and a tarot deck if you already have one and like to use it (optional).  /// 2018 Free Write Prompts:  - Were there things in this year that felt too heavy for me to carry? - Were there things in this year that I learned about myself, about movements for justice, about how I want to be? Lessons that I want to carry forward?  /// Reflecting on the Present: How do I feel like I am in my power and in my dignity in this present moment? Where do I feel like I want to grow my power or dignity in this moment?  /// Looking Forward to 2019: What does liberation mean to me? What can I practice in this next year to increase my liberation and the liberation of my people?  /// Writing Your Spell: 1st stanza: What you’re letting go of and what lessons you’re carrying forward 2nd stanza: The power you’re standing in and what you want to lean into more 3rd stanza: With your eyes on liberation, what are you going to practice?

47mins

27 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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37 Relational Somatics with Lucién Demaris of Relational Uprising

This week we are talk Relational Somatics with Lucién Demaris of Relational Uprising. I love listening to how Lucién perceives and understands the world in such an insightful web of relationship and interaction -- our bodies in relation to one another and the ecology as the foundational way we co-regulate. This understanding of somatics as relational is an important and unique offer in that way, challenging the idea of self-mastery and replacing it with an invitation for ways we can all be tuning in more closely in mutual support. You'll hear how our embodiment relates to our field of relationships with other humans, animals, and nature. This conversation is based on "Embodying," the second of the three pillars of Relational Uprising's work. To learn more about the first pillar, "Bonding," listen to episode 20 about resonance with Mark Fairfield. To learn about the third pillar, "Bridging," tune in to episode 32 where Lucién and Cedar Landsmen teach us about bridging and relational inclusion. This episode will totally make sense to you if you start listening here, but if you really want to build an understanding of their frameworks you may choose to listen to those other 2 episodes and practices first. ----- Welcome to Book Club! 📚 Welcome to our new gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our first selection is Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off! www.akpress.org Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism. And check out our Community level, Reciprocity level for practitioners, Redistribution level where we share 15% of money raised with less visible less resourced frontline healing justice groups, and our Donor Circle level on Patreon too. Every membership tier above $10 includes Book Club. See you there! xo ----------- ABOUT OUR GUEST: Lucién Demaris is a Somatics-based healer, educator and consultant, training in the US and internationally for the last 15 years. Lucién is formally trained as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner of Somatic Education, a California Licensed Acupuncturist and a Nationally Certified Bodyworker. Lucien identifies as mestizo and is from Ecuador. Relational Uprising, the organization of which Lucién is a part, is a training and coaching institute that supports social movements to foster a relational culture of embodied support, interdependence, and inclusion in their organizations and communities. Learn more and apply for their trainings at http://www.relationaluprising.org ----------- PRACTICE: In the following episode (publishing next week), Lucién offers us a physical exercise to tune in to one another's breathing and pulse that they call a Somatic Check-In. It can be shared with a partner or in a group. Subscribe to this podcast to make sure you don't miss it. ----------- JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjustice, Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter ----------- SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it! Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb ----------- Thank you to our incredible production volunteers on this episode: Sonja Hanson for audio editing and production, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for music and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

1hr

21 May 2019

Rank #12

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10 Imagination & Critical Connection -- adrienne maree brown

In this episode, adrienne maree brown joins host Kate Werning to talk about the imagination battles of our time, the conversations that need to be had beneath what we think we need, the relationship between critical connection and critical mass, how she manages her time and sense of urgency, and the transition into the new year.PRACTICE: Download the next episode (Practice 10) to do a very special New Years practice with adrienne maree brown, and learn how to write and cast a spell for yourself and your community to transition you from 2017 to 2018. You'll need 30 minutes, a clear space, something to write on, and something to write with. MEET OUR GUEST: adrienne maree brown is the author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements. She is a writer, social justice facilitator, healer/doula, and pleasure activist living in Detroit, and co-host of the podcast How to Survive the End of the World. KEEP LEARNING WITH ADRIENNE: How to Survive the End of the World podcast adrienne’s blog Read - Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute adrienne’s column: “The Pleasure Dome” on Bitch Media REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE: National Bail Out campaign Reflections on Mama’s Bail Out from Southerers on New Ground Intelligent Mischief WILL YOU HELP US CONTINUE?So many people need this support to help sustain their liberatory work, and these practices and this wisdom are not ours to sell. But we need money to continue this resource. We have radical faith that we can sustain this project on a gift economy, with the generosity of our community as our fuel.We already have 9 monthly sustainers (thank you!) and 3 one-time donors supporting the podcast -- we need 11 more sustainers before the end of the year to meet our goal. Will you give $25, $15, or $5 / month to keep this work accessible to all?Give any amount here: patreon.com/healingjustice   And if you feel moved to donate but would prefer to make a sizable tax-deductible donation, email kate.werning@gmail.com and we will send you the details to go through our fiscal sponsor. Thank you!JOIN THE COMMUNITYCheck out the incredible guests and topics we'll be featuring coming up and sign up for the email list to hear when new episodes drop at www.healingjustice.org   Follow us on Instagram @healingjustice, like Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, and tweet at us @hjpodcast on Twitter -- we love to hear from you about how you are using the podcast and practices, your own struggles at the intersection of justice and healing, and what you want to hear next! We are posting inspirational quotes from our guests every day, so follow us on social media not to miss a beat of that encouragement in your day.THANK YOUThis podcast is mixed and produced by Zach Meyer at the COALROOMAll visuals contributed by Josiah WerningIntro and closing music gifted by Danny O’Brien

1hr 15mins

31 Dec 2017

Rank #13

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41 Sacred Work & Radical Purpose -- Ije Ude & Samia Abou-Samra of Turtle Tank

Samia Abou-Samra and Ije Ude of Turtle Tank join us this week to talk about SACRED WORK. They teach us how desire is core to finding the work that will point us toward personal and collective healing, how we must work in a free and loving way rather than "toward" love and freedom, and how to center ways of working that actually work for us rather than leaving us wondering why it's so exhausting to try to keep engaging. This is an essential listen for anyone expressing any kind of work in the world (so, you!). Turtle Tank: School for Radical Purpose is a radical modern-day mystery school where we ignite Radical Purpose, support the evolution of consciousness and harness creative power to bring forth worlds of Radical Love and Freedom. Our aim is to reintegrate old and new wisdom into practical tools to revolutionize all of our diseased human systems and evolve into worlds of ever deeper balance. Follow them on Instagram @turtletankschool, and learn more about their coursework and sign up for the Radical Purpose Deep Dive here: https://turtletank.co/radical-purpose-compass?fp_ref=healjust ----------- PRACTICE: In the Practice episode (publishing next week), Ije and Samia offer a powerful reflection tool to explore Rooting in Desire for your own life and work. Subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss it! ----------- We're re-naming the podcast! Learn more and help co-create the new name during July 2019 at http://www.healingjustice.org/name ----------- Welcome to Book Club! 📚 Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our first selection is Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off! www.akpress.org Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism. And check out our Community level, Reciprocity level for practitioners, Redistribution level where we share 15% of money raised with less visible less resourced frontline healing justice groups, and our Donor Circle level on Patreon too. Every membership tier above $10 includes Book Club. And even if you're not an official member, do you have art or images inspired by your reading of Pleasure Activism? Tag us on social media for a share! ----------- JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjustice, Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter ----------- SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it! Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb ----------- Thank you to our production volunteers on this episode: Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for audio production and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

1hr 21mins

17 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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43 Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture with Nora Samaran and Serena Lukas Bhandar

This week, we’re talking to Nora Samaran and contributing writer Serena Lukas Bhandar about Nora’s new book, "Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture." We talk about how nurturance culture is the opposite of rape culture, its role in developing healthy relationships, different attachment styles, gender, and how to pursue accountability without shame or excluding people from community. ----------- PRACTICE: In the Practice episode (publishing next week), Serena and Nora offer a practice for nurturing our nervous systems and reconnecting with ourselves. Subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss it! ----------- Join us for Book Club! 📚 Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our current selection, Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture, begins now! Book Club members get a 30% off code to buy the book, a discussion guide, and an interactive virtual hangout with the authors this fall, as well as access to all the materials and call recording from last quarter's selection of Pleasure Activism with adrienne maree brown. Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice And even if you can't join Book Club officially, you can get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off: www.akpress.org ----------- MORE ABOUT OUR GUESTS: Nora Samaran is a white settler from a working class immigrant background. She was a member of the No One is Illegal-Vancouver collective from 2005-2008, and the Media Democracy Day-Vancouver collective from 2008-2010. Her essay ‘The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture’ went viral in February 2016 and has grown into a book, Turn This World Inside Out, out with AK Press in June 2019. She teaches at Douglas College in Coast Salish Territories, also known as Vancouver, British Columbia. Serena Lukas Bhandar is a Punjabi/Welsh/Irish transfemme writer and workshop facilitator living as a settler on Lekwungen and WSANEC (leh-kwun-gin and wuh-san-nuch) lands. She currently splits her time between providing inclusive sexuality education to middle-schoolers, supporting survivors of sexualized violence with the Anti-Violence Project, and mentoring trans, two-spirit, and non-binary youth through the Trans Tipping Point project. She is a Virgo sun and intentionally ignores the rest of her chart, and loves to swim. ----------- JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjustice, Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter ----------- SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it! Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb ----------- Thank you to our production team on this episode: Sherina Ong for editing, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for audio production and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

1hr

12 Aug 2019

Rank #15

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12 Somatics & Politics -- Sumitra Rajkumar

Today we’re talking with Sumitra Rajkumar. We discuss what somatics is, the meaning (and common misinterpretation and misuse) of the concepts of trauma and trigger, the reality of this political moment, and holding the seeming contradictions of organizing, healing, head, and heart. ABOUT OUR GUEST: SUMITRA RAJKUMAR After twenty years of political education and youth-led documentary work, Sumitra is now a somatics practitioner and teacher under the auspices of generative somatics. She coaches organizers and cultural workers to address the impact of trauma in their lives and step into leadership and collective action.  Sumitra works with organized groups to hone shared values and purpose, process conflict and trust their power to move society towards justice.  She believes in the creative, emotional and intellectual capacities of human beings to become agents of radical, interdependent social movements. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and is working on her first novel. PRACTICE Download the corresponding practice to hear Sumitra guide you through a Somatic Centering practice that can be done anywhere, alone or in a group… and is one of the most fundamental building block tools of somatics, helping you to presence yourself fully in your life and in your work. You’ll need a place you can focus, and no supplies other than yourself for this practice. It can be done alone or in a group. FURTHER RESOURCES Generative Somatics website The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk Genome by Matt Ridley The Physiology of Racist and Sexist Oppression by Shannon Sullivan Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine Healing Sex by Staci Haines The Anatomy of Change by Richard Strozzi Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman The Feeling of What Happens by Anthony Damasio Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert And hey… the poem that talks about the “soft animal of the body” IS by Mary Oliver! It’s Wild Geese. JOIN THE COMMUNITY Sign up for the email list to hear when new episodes drop at www.healingjustice.org Follow us on Instagram @healingjustice, like Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, and tweet at us @hjpodcast on Twitter We pay for all costs out-of-pocket and this podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help us cover our costs by becoming a sponsor at patreon.com/healingjustice THANK YOUMixed and produced by Zach Meyer at the COALROOMIntro and Closing music gifted by Danny O’BrienAll visuals contributed by Josiah Werning

1hr 15mins

16 Jan 2018

Rank #16

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44 Tender Masculinity with Eroc Arroyo-Montano

Join us in talking to cultural organizer Ernesto "Eroc" Arroyo-Montano about patriarchy, accountability, transformation, queerness, and tender masculinity. Some resources we mention in our conversation include: adrienne maree brown's essay, "relinquishing the patriarchy" http://adriennemareebrown.net/2019/05/28/relinquishing-the-patriarchy/ Resources for dismantling patriarchy compiled by adrienne maree brown, Leah Penniman, and others: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VGHxOo4uC0Xdk7B6oJMwQTxwwO3tKPndMz3t8bU4_Ok/mobilebasic Book: "The Will to Change" by bell hooks Book Club, details below... ----------- Join us for Book Club! 📚 Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our current selection, Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture, just began in August 2019. Book Club members get a 30% off code to buy the book, a discussion guide, and an interactive virtual hangout with the authors this fall, as well as access to all the materials and call recording from last quarter's selection of Pleasure Activism with adrienne maree brown. Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice And even if you can't join Book Club officially, you can get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off: www.akpress.org ----------- PRACTICE: In the Practice episode (publishing next week), Eroc offers a practice from Mijente Ancestral Resistance Zine for transforming grief. He shares an approach to creating your own cleansing shower ritual to open up sacred space to ground and release in a way that speaks to you. Subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss it! ----------- MORE ABOUT OUR GUEST: Ernesto "Eroc" Arroyo-Montano is a proud father of three wonderful children, an emcee, circle keeper, artist, cultural organizer, educator, curandero-in-training and aspiring elder. He is a queer Boricua raised in Boston, MA, and a founding member of the radical, award-winning Hip Hop group, Foundation Movement, with whom he has been blessed to facilitate workshops and perform around the globe. Healing Justice, Arts & Activism, and Popular Education are his passions, purpose and priority in his community liberation movement work, which he practices in his current role as Director of Cultural Organizing at the grassroots economic justice organization, 'United for a Fair Economy'.  Find Eroc's writing and contact info at https://www.sonofatabey.com/ ----------- JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjustice, Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter ----------- SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it! Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb ----------- Thank you to our production team on this episode: Jhaleh Akhavan for editing, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for audio production and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

56mins

27 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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32 Bridging Complexity Collectively -- Relational Uprising (Lucién Demaris & Cedar Landsman)

This week, we’re talking with Lucién Demaris & Cedar Landsman of Relational Uprising about individualism as a system of oppression; “heroic” cultures of organizing; indigenous traditions of healing in Ecuador; repairing rupture, suspicion, and judgment; and bridging as a form of increasing our ability to hold complexity in our movements. Recommended listening that this episode builds upon: Episode 20: Relational Culture with Mark Fairfield. Download the corresponding practice (32 Practice: Relational Inclusion) to join Cedar in learning how to inquire appreciatively into what we may be inclined to judge, reject, exclude, dismiss, or devalue about another’s experience. We see what new information this brings to us, helping us to see beyond our own entrenched perspective. Practice episodes always publish on Thursdays. --- ✨ PODCAST NEWS ✨ Thank you to all of you who joined us last week in Detroit for Allied Media Conference! It was truly amazing to be there as a team.. Check out our Instagram @healingjustice & Facebook ‘Healing Justice Podcast’ to get a glimpse of the action. We also made a custom healing justice zine featuring the work of Autumn Brown, Maryse Mitchell Brody, Caitlin Metz, and Marcia Lee, so if you want access to the PDF so you can print one for yourself or a whole bunch for your community, join our email list at healingjustice.org and we’ll be sending that out soon! And if you’ll be at CommonBound in St. Louis this weekend (June 22-24), come join us for our workshop on Saturday morning: Healing Justice & Economies of Collective Care, co-hosted with the local 4A Project. In a couple weeks we are beginning a summer break for reflection, restructuring, fundraising, and discernment. Will you let us know what you’ve loved, what you want more of, how you’ve used the practices, and how you want to show up in this community? As we head into a summer break for discernment and planning, we want to shape season 2 based on your input! Click here to take the survey and let us know your thoughts: https://goo.gl/forms/ykXYxg0iFq6pUxBF3 --- ABOUT OUR GUESTS Relational Uprising is a training and coaching institute that supports social movements to foster a relational culture of embodied support, interdependence, and inclusion in their organizations and communities. More at www.relationaluprising.org Cedar Landsman is a heart-centered community organizer, trainer and facilitator who has worked in the field of social justice for over 17 years, from the global justice movement to the low-wage labor movement to the fight for a just and fair food system. She co-founded and co-directs Relational Uprising, which brings relational practice and theory to changemakers, particularly activists and organizers engaged in frontline movement building. Lucién Demaris is a Somatics-based healer, educator and consultant, training in the US and internationally for the last 15 years. He currently serves as Co-Director at Relational Uprising, a project incubated at The Relational Center in Los Angeles, where he developed a Relational Somatics frame for activists. Lucién is formally trained as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner of Somatic Education, a California Licensed Acupuncturist and a Nationally Certified Bodyworker.--- JOIN THE COMMUNITY: Sign up for the email list at www.healingjustice.org Social media: Instagram @healingjustice, Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter This podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help cover our costs by becoming a sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice (and consider joining at $8/month or above to sponsor a gift for one of our brilliant guests or volunteers!). You can also give a one time gift here https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb Please leave a positive rating & review in whatever app you are listening - it all makes a difference! THANK YOU to all our production volunteers: Content editing by Rachel IshikawaMixing and production by Zach Meyer at the COALROOMIntro and Closing music gifted by Danny O’BrienAll visuals contributed by Josiah Werning

1hr 3mins

19 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm (Kazu Haga & Carlos Saavedra)

Organizing trainers & practitioners Kazu Haga (East Point Peace Academy) and Carlos Saavedra (Ayni Institute) join us to talk about Kingian nonviolence, spiritual discipline, restorative justice, and healing for the long haul. (And a little bit about food.) Join Book Club to read Kazu's new book, "Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm," with others all over the world. You'll also get further resources, including a live conversation with Kazu this May, at http://www.irresistible.org/BookClub Buy the book from Parallax Press with code PODCAST for 15% off Transcript and full show notes with sources & thank yous at www.irresistible.org/podcast/60 Check out the following episode to practice Metta Meditation with Kazu. ---- Thanks to Jacob White & Zach Meyer for production, Josiah Werning & Alyson Thompson for design and social media, and Ana Cecilia for music. Irresistible is sponsored by Kalliopeia Foundation: Dedicated to reconnecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. Learn more at kalliopeia.org

1hr

31 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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27 Interventional Healing & Accountability -- BYP100 Healing & Safety Council (Je Naé Taylor & Kai M Green)

Welcome to part 2 of a 2-part conversation with Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100). This week, Healing and Safety Council members JeNaè Taylor & Kai M Green join us to talk about interventional healing and accountability practices - aka what to do when harm occurs in our organizations. They share about how they’ve built out intentional practices that anticipate potential harm, how they use role plays and scenarios to come to agreements and processes together before situations happen, and their commitment to supporting and including harm-doers in their restorative processes. Check out episode and practice 26 to hear our first conversation with BYP100, where we talked with (P) Ife Williams and Chris Roberts about preventional practices for healing and accountability. Download the corresponding practice (27 Practice: Compartmentalizing in a Healthy Way) to join JeNaè Taylor for a simple but powerful personal practice to address conflict on your own timeline. Practice episodes always publish on Thursdays. --- We need your help to fund this volunteer project! Please help cover our costs by becoming a monthly sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice or giving a one time gift at our brand new donation link here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb --- FEATURED IN THIS CONVERSATION: “Stay Woke, Stay Whole: A Black Activist Healing Manual” (1st edition), BYP100 Healing and Safety Council’s internal manual (not currently available to the public) “Love With Accountability” documentary filmmaker Aishah Shahidah Simmons http://www.lovewithaccountability.com/about-aishah/ ABOUT OUR GUESTS BYP100’s Healing and Safety Council is a body of members dedicated to cultivating and supporting self-determined forms of healing, cultural production, and harm reduction. HSC exercises the conceptual tenants of the Healing Justice Framework; HSC activates this work through [a] Creative Healing Praxis which is focused on prevention, intervention, and transformation. This looks like the creation and provision of an ongoing base of preventative care modules, community based intervention to interpersonal conflict or violence, and transformative ritual through culture creation and visioning. More about BYP100: https://byp100.org/ Je Naé Taylor is a daughter of medicine folx and firefighters, and is living as a Black girl storyteller, shapeshifter and visionary. Je Naé is most curious about the practice of joy and the sustenance needed to live extraordinary. Kai M Green is a Black trans educator, poet, and filmmaker from Deep East Oakland. Both Je Naé and Kai have been core members of the Healing & Safety Council of BYP100 since 2015.-- JOIN THE COMMUNITY: Sign up for the email list at www.healingjustice.org Social media: Instagram @healingjustice, Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter   This podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help cover our costs by becoming a sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice or giving a one time gift here https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb Please leave a positive rating & review in whatever app you are listening - it all makes a difference! THANK YOU to all our production volunteers: Content editing by Sonja HansonMixing and production by Zach Meyer at the COALROOMIntro and Closing music gifted by Danny O’BrienAll visuals contributed by Josiah Werning

50mins

15 May 2018

Rank #20