Memories, Migrations and Movements: Situating Womxn of Color Voices in the Diaspora
A workshop developed and facilitated by: Leah Kabigting Sicat

This writing workshop is about - and is specifically for - the intersectional identity of being a womxn of color. As a feminist intervention, this workshop will grapple with how we, as womxn of color and mental health practitioners, can engage in writing - as an individual exercise and as a collective activity - that is not only healing but also regenerative. We will explore how we perpetuate different layers of silencing, invisibility, and denial on ourselves and each other; and brainstorm how to dismantle systemic and internalized oppression like patriarchy, racism, and classism. This workshop aims to generate tools for empathy and curiosity necessary for our collective and individual growth.

Leah K. Sicat is a 2nd-generation Filipina American woman and Feminist Critical Storyteller residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an Education doctoral student Born and raised in South Sacramento and influenced by her experiences living and teaching in New York City, Santa Cruz, and South Korea, her writing revolves around transnational feminism, Philippine diaspora, education, and food stories. She creates flash auto-fiction, poetry, and expository writing to explore how womxn of color understand individual experiences, collective memory, historical events, and colonial and imperial legacies.

Date: October 27 and November 3, 2020 (attendance to both days is required)
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Online using Zoom

Please submit an application to be considered for participation in this workshop by 11:59pm on Sunday, Oct 18th. We will notify you about selections by Friday, Oct 23rd.

This is an offering provided by Wellness in Action, a program of the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI) and funded by Alameda County Behavioral Health Services.

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