"It's been a horrible week. We've taken both today and yesterday as rest days. We might take tomorrow as well...We are all sore and sick, in mourning and exhausted--yet triumphant. Odd to be triumphant. I think it's because most of us are still alive. We are a harvest of survivors. But then, that's what we've always been”

~ Octavia Butler

DOCUMENT LAST UPDATED: June 20,  2020
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IN THIS DOCUMENT

  • Supporting our community

HEALING OFFERS FROM OUR HARRIET’S APOTHECARY COMMUNITY

  • Ask A Sista Farmer with Leah Penniman
  • Are you ready to grow your own food and medicine for self-reliance and community resilience? Every Friday, experienced Black womxn* farmers answer your call in questions about gardening, livestock, afroforestry, plant medicine, and food preservation. This event is FREE. If you have capacity, please donate to the farms of the presents or a Black farmer near you. This show centers the voices of Black, Indigenous, People-of-Color, Queer, Trans*, Disabled, Immigrant, and Poor communities. Everyone is welcome to listen, but please make space for centered folks to speak. Thank you. To free ourselves we must feed ourselves! *Sista and womxn includes trans* and nonbinary folks REGISTER HERE

  • Emotional Emancipation Circles with Erika Totten : REGISTER HERE

  • Spiritual Strategies in COVID Times for Black, Indigenous & People of Color Health Workers and Healers with Adaku Utah, Cara Page, and Erica Woodland : REGISTER HERE

We welcome you on June 16 (7-8:30 PM ET) to a 2  Hour Virtual Circle. As Black healers on the frontlines, we wanted to create a generative space of rest and regeneration for Black, Indigenous and POC health practitioners, healers, social workers and/or therapists on the frontlines holding our communities through this moment of COVID-19.   We will be offering a space of care, and spiritual imagination to sustain your resiliency for the long haul.  We know you are holding our collective well being and safety in a moment that calls on our strength, and our collective memory of how to make it through hard times.

For you, on the frontlines, we want to hold you at this moment with an abundance of care and protection. This virtual gathering is to create interdependence and cultivate:

  • Space to share and harvest rituals, tools, resources, and practices  to meet the isolation, fatigue, and overwhelm of this time

  •  Loving and grounding space where folks feel seen and heard

  • Space to center care from nature, Spirit, and our bodies

  • The Free Black Woman Storytime Series with Ola Ronke, a weekly video series featuring readings of classic and contemporary short stories by Black women each one comes with writing prompts, rituals, and discussion questions inspired by them. So far she has read Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston and Everything She Wants by Camille Acker.

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POC LED SPACES OFFERING VIRTUAL HEALING WORK

PLANT MEDICINE


MUTUAL AID

MUSIC & DANCE

VIRTUAL WORK

BLACK RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF BULLSHIT WELLNESS PLAN

ANCESTOR MANTRAS FOR COURAGE IN THE FACE OF FEAR