Deconstructing barriers of other(ing) among women of color...
Pre-registration is required. Registration closes February 21, 6pm,
Through creative expression, women of color (who do not racially identify as white) will simultaneously co-create a healing space and engage one another to be seen, heard...and acknowledged.
This co-created "safe space" will promote honest and in-depth dialogue that transcends "othering," stereotypes, mass media and pop culture (mis)representation.
Cultural histories will be addressed, but there will be no hierarchy of differences, as all dialogue will be grounded in personal/lived experiences.
NOTE: In the spirit of being communal, sisterly fellowship and to keep the registration fee low, I ask that you bring a snack to share with others. Also, bring a pillow or blanket to sit on the floor comfortably. Most importantly, I ask that you come open to experience the process.
Facilitator: veronica precious bohanan, MAAT, MA
i am an art-i-vist (activist+artist), cultural worker, wellness practitioner and an artherapist with more than twenty years experience in facilitating leadership, personal development and community wellness workshops. i am a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, master's level Art Therapy program; accordingly, my work is grounded in cultural competency, relational approaches, harm reduction, trauma-informed practices and justice: healing, social, restorative and reproductive justice. In the context of create.heal.share, i am a facilitating participant creating alongside you as we collectively support one another during the creative process of authentic expression, art making, discovery and capacity building—we are accountable to one another.
When & Where
create.heal.share (c.h.s.) is an arts & wellness initiative that uses the arts & creative expression to promote positive mental & emotional well-being, (inter)personal healing, social action & community building. founder/visionary: veroinca precious bohanan.