Coordinating and Wellness Resident
In light of recent events, and the ancestral and historical traumas of black communities, The Earth Arts Center for Environ(mental) Wellness, is going to host a new kind of care fair: * #REPARATIONS : a black folx only* walk in wellness clinic starting September, and continuing MONTHLY.
In this clinic, black healers will be offering a variety of healing modalities to black individuals for FREE, however, in order to ensure that the community care takers are being supported, we are raising funds to guarantee that their work can continue to thrive, and that they may continue to offer their services to the community for free. All monetary support will go to paying our selected healers their fair rates, so they may be supported in mending the traumas of their communities, and ensuring that the clinic may continue opening its doors.
This is an opportunity for allies to step up and support the healing of our black communities, directly.
In the words of - Veronica Agard @verosgotthejuice, writer, educator and creator of Who Heals the Healer and Ancestors in Training series,
"We cannot limit ourselves to one method of surviving a White Supremacist system that has multiple methods of harming or ending our existence. If we can be expansive and reclaim our methods of survival, then we can eventually thrive.
We understand that reparations were not given to the vast majority of those descended from enslaved Africans across the Black Atlantic. We feel the pains of our people wherever they are and an indescribable longing for a moment in space and time that allowed us to be there for them. We believe in the resilience of our Blackness but name the dangers in being labeled as magical or superhuman when it is weaponized and embodied literally when our bodies express intergenerational suffering as health conditions.
A path towards reparations that we can experience with all of our senses has appeared in this series. In offering these intentions, I invoke hope as a discipline as spelled by abolitionist Mariame Kaba. With that invitation comes the love and trust to do the work collectively in service of, and investing in, the wellness of the souls of Black folks. "
Thank you for supporting this work!