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Sis, U Belong Here

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Rootwork Gallery

645 West 18th Street

Chicago, IL 60616

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CHICAGO: Calling all sistas (18+) to the circle...

Sis, U Belong Here (UBH) is a healing, spacemaking, and soul-vibe experience for Black Women. UBH elevates sista-circles and self-care to the next level of community care, healing, restoration, celebration and joy.

In this space, we BELIEVE, TRUST & CENTER Black Women.

Curated by: veronica precious bohanan

We gather the 2nd Saturday of every other month, 10a - 2p.

$20 Registration fee.

2019: February 9, April 13, June 8, August 10, October 12.

The theme of Sis, U Belong Here, Series II @ Rootwork Gallery, Dec 2018 - Oct 2019, is:

Reclaimed Lives: Persistence, Patience & Pardon

At the heart of this reclamation are persistence, patience & pardon (aka –forgiveness) for ourselves & others. Black Women are invited to go beyond the surface to engage in a collaborative process of BECOMING, BELONGING, and BEING visible.

Through a combination of individual, small and large group interactive activities, creative expression & the arts will be used to: create, maintain and hold space; wholly engage our emotions and fully express ourselves; build our capacity for resistance, joy and pleasure; promote connection and collaboration; dismantle shame, guilt, indecisiveness and isolation; support the strength and power of vulnerability; move beyond merely sustaining ourselves, to having a healthy sense of belonging; remind us of our self-worth; strengthen our knowingness that we’re the experts of our own experience!

Creative expression includes: breathing, embodiment, movement, creative writing, storytelling, art-making and visualization.

To this end, we’ll gather as a form of resistance, radical self-care (community-care), and as a declaration that we are meant to survive, thrive and L I V E. We gather because we deserve to be here. right here. right now.

We gather because a sense of belonging is key to our well-being!


SpaceMaker: veronica precious bohanan

Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @createhealshare

Email: belonging@veronicabohanan.com

#SisUBelongHere #createhealshare


Women leave Sis, U Belong Here feeling...

"Motivated to keep doing the work on self & not give up." Denisha

"Welcomed, supported, uplifted and valued. Great platform for shining a light on the importance of wellness for Black women" Nate

"Changed, accepted & full." Kristian

"Today was so so so beautiful! I never knew that there was a space like this for me. I had such a wonderful time." Taylor

"Vulnerable, but SAFE!" Jamelle

"Optimistic and renewed! This space gives me a place to listen to my inner voice and move myself to the wholeness & self-love that I deserve!!!" Patricia


What should I bring to the event?

• wear/bring socks or footies because you will be asked to remove your shoes upon entry
• wear comfortable light-colored clothes
• bring something meaningfulness to put on the altar
• bring a pillow, yoga mat, blanket to sit comfortably on the floor (chairs will also be available)
• bring a bottle of water

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

18 +

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Rootwork Gallery. 645 W. 18th Street in the Pilsen Art District. Free and ample on-street parking!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email: belonging@veronicabohanan.com Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @createhealshare

What's the refund policy?

No refunds. If you are unable to attend, email belonging@veronicabohanan.com asap so that an attempt can be made to gift the ticket(s) to someone else.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Can I update my registration information?


Is my registration fee transferrable to another person?

Yes. If given at least 24 hour notice, organizer will attempt to gift ticket to another woman to attend.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


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Rootwork Gallery

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Chicago, IL 60616

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