Healing Justice Podcast
43 Practice: Reconnecting with Ourselves with Nora Samaran & Serena Lukas Bhandar

43 Practice: Reconnecting with Ourselves with Nora Samaran & Serena Lukas Bhandar

August 20, 2019

Nora Samaran and Serena Lukas Bhandar, authors of "Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture," offer us a practice for nurturing our nervous systems and reconnecting with ourselves. This practice can be done alone or in a group, and will require a piece of paper and something to write with, as well as a safe space where you can comfortably quiet your senses and pay internal attention.

The second half of this practice is called Right Brain Left Brain and is adapted from “Don’t Forget to Write” by Brad Wolf & Rebecca Stern of 826 National. The questions Serena poses for this exercise are:
  1. What brings me here today?
  2. What did I dream about last night?
  3. What brings me joy?
  4. What are the words I do not have?

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Listen to the corresponding conversation: In last week's conversation episode with Nora and Serena, we talked about how nurturance culture is the opposite of rape culture, its role in developing healthy relationships, different attachment styles, gender, and how to pursue accountability without shame or excluding people from community. Subscribe/follow on your favorite podcast platform to make sure you don't miss an episode!

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Join us for Book Club! 📚

Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our current selection, Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture, begins now! Book Club members get a 30% off code to buy the book, a discussion guide, and an interactive virtual hangout with the authors this fall, as well as access to all the materials and call recording from last quarter's selection of Pleasure Activism with adrienne maree brown.

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

And even if you can't join Book Club officially, you can get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off: www.akpress.org

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MORE ABOUT OUR GUESTS:

Nora Samaran is a white settler from a working class immigrant background. She was a member of the No One is Illegal-Vancouver collective from 2005-2008, and the Media Democracy Day-Vancouver collective from 2008-2010. Her essay ‘The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture’ went viral in February 2016 and has grown into a book, Turn This World Inside Out, out with AK Press in June 2019. She teaches at Douglas College in Coast Salish Territories, also known as Vancouver, British Columbia.

Serena Lukas Bhandar is a Punjabi/Welsh/Irish transfemme writer and workshop facilitator living as a settler on Lekwungen and WSANEC (leh-kwun-gin and wuh-san-nuch) lands. She currently splits her time between providing inclusive sexuality education to middle-schoolers, supporting survivors of sexualized violence with the Anti-Violence Project, and mentoring trans, two-spirit, and non-binary youth through the Trans Tipping Point project. She is a Virgo sun and intentionally ignores the rest of her chart, and loves to swim.

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Thank you to our production team on this episode: Sherina Ong for editing, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for audio mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

43 Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture with Nora Samaran and Serena Lukas Bhandar

43 Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture with Nora Samaran and Serena Lukas Bhandar

August 12, 2019

This week, we’re talking to Nora Samaran and contributing writer Serena Lukas Bhandar about Nora’s new book, "Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture." We talk about how nurturance culture is the opposite of rape culture, its role in developing healthy relationships, different attachment styles, gender, and how to pursue accountability without shame or excluding people from community.

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PRACTICE: In the Practice episode (publishing next week), Serena and Nora offer a practice for nurturing our nervous systems and reconnecting with ourselves. Subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss it!

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Join us for Book Club! 📚

Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our current selection, Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture, begins now! Book Club members get a 30% off code to buy the book, a discussion guide, and an interactive virtual hangout with the authors this fall, as well as access to all the materials and call recording from last quarter's selection of Pleasure Activism with adrienne maree brown.

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

And even if you can't join Book Club officially, you can get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off: www.akpress.org

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MORE ABOUT OUR GUESTS:

Nora Samaran is a white settler from a working class immigrant background. She was a member of the No One is Illegal-Vancouver collective from 2005-2008, and the Media Democracy Day-Vancouver collective from 2008-2010. Her essay ‘The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture’ went viral in February 2016 and has grown into a book, Turn This World Inside Out, out with AK Press in June 2019. She teaches at Douglas College in Coast Salish Territories, also known as Vancouver, British Columbia.

Serena Lukas Bhandar is a Punjabi/Welsh/Irish transfemme writer and workshop facilitator living as a settler on Lekwungen and WSANEC (leh-kwun-gin and wuh-san-nuch) lands. She currently splits her time between providing inclusive sexuality education to middle-schoolers, supporting survivors of sexualized violence with the Anti-Violence Project, and mentoring trans, two-spirit, and non-binary youth through the Trans Tipping Point project. She is a Virgo sun and intentionally ignores the rest of her chart, and loves to swim.

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

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Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjusticeHealing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter 

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Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

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You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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Thank you to our production team on this episode: Sherina Ong for editing, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for audio production and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

42 Practice: The Do-Over with Idelisse Malavé and Joanne Sandler

42 Practice: The Do-Over with Idelisse Malavé and Joanne Sandler

August 6, 2019

In this practice, Joanne and Idelisse offer a writing exercise called "The Do-Over" to help process experiences of bias and discrimination, and to seed creativity and reflection. It connects the personal and political, and can be done alone or in a group. You'll need a piece of paper and something to write with.

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CONVERSATION: Download the episode prior to this one to hear Joanne & Idelisse talk about aging in the movement. They tell us about the secrets of bitchcraft, the importance of friendship and creativity, being unapologetically yourself, trusting yourself and others, tender transparency, the importance of having friends in every decade of life, play, and therapy (well maybe - that last one is contested). Subscribe/follow this podcast to make sure you never miss an entertaining & insightful conversation!

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ABOUT OUR GUESTS:

Idelisse Malavé, 71, has been honing her bitchcraft for decades. A working class Puerto Rican immigrant raised in a middle-class, mostly Jewish, Brooklyn neighborhood, she graduated from Columbia Law School, defying expectations of who and what she could be to become a fierce social justice activist. After practicing public interest law in the 70s and 80s, she went on to lead progressive organizations – as Vice President of the Ms. Foundation and Executive Director of Tides Foundation – and wrote two books, Mother Daughter Revolution (Bantam) and Latino Stats (The New Press). Her motto these days is: “If it pleases me, I will.”

Joanne Sandler, 67, is on an endless journey to find her bitchy voice. She’s written articles and books like Gender at Work (Routledge), How Feminists Change Bureaucracies and Bureaucracies Change Feminists (Oxford Press), Women’s Rights Have No Country (OpenDemocracy). A lifelong feminist, Joanne was ‘institutionalized’ for nearly two decades (as Deputy Executive Director of the UN Development Fund for Women-UNIFEM -- and many other women’s rights organizations). She’s traveled to more than 65 countries and now consults with Gender at Work. Her lifelong motto still applies ”Always leave while you’re still having a good time!”

Together, Idelisse and Joanne host a podcast called Two Old Bitches. Learn more at http://www.twooldbitches.com

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Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

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You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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Thank you to our production team on this episode: Rachel Ishikawa for editing, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for audio production and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

42 Aging in the Movement with Two Old Bitches Idelisse Malavé and Joanne Sandler

42 Aging in the Movement with Two Old Bitches Idelisse Malavé and Joanne Sandler

July 30, 2019

This week we’re talking Aging in the Movement with Idelisse Malavé and Joanne Sandler, extraordinary women leaders for global justice and co-hosts of the podcast Two Old Bitches. They tell us about the secrets of bitchcraft, the importance of friendship and creativity, being unapologetically yourself, trusting yourself and others, tender transparency, the importance of having friends in every decade of life, play, and therapy (well maybe - that last one is contested).

This interview is hosted by Shawna Wakefield, a friend & member of the Healing Justice Podcast Advisory Circle. Learn more about Shawna and the Advisory Circle here: https://www.healingjustice.org/team

By Idelisse & Joanne's definition, ‘BITCH” means “Being In Total Charge of Herself,” and their podcast Two Old Bitches celebrates kick-ass, unstoppable women over 50. They explode myths about gender and aging and re-define what it means to be a woman at any age. Learn more at http://www.twooldbitches.com

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PRACTICE: In the Practice episode (publishing next week), Joanne and Idelisse offer a practice called "The Do-Over" to help process experiences of bias and discrimination. Subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss it!

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One more week of Pleasure Activism Book Club! 📚

Join Book Club this week to take part in the live virtual hangout with adrienne maree brown, Amita Swadhin, and Monique Tula on August 6th! All current and future members will get access to a recording of the call. 

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our current selection, Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, is on for ONE MORE WEEK! Get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off: www.akpress.org

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MORE ABOUT OUR GUESTS:

Idelisse Malavé, 71, has been honing her bitchcraft for decades. A working class Puerto Rican immigrant raised in a middle-class, mostly Jewish, Brooklyn neighborhood, she graduated from Columbia Law School, defying expectations of who and what she could be to become a fierce social justice activist. After practicing public interest law in the 70s and 80s, she went on to lead progressive organizations – as Vice President of the Ms. Foundation and Executive Director of Tides Foundation – and wrote two books, Mother Daughter Revolution (Bantam) and Latino Stats (The New Press). Her motto these days is: “If it pleases me, I will.”

Joanne Sandler, 67, is on an endless journey to find her bitchy voice. She’s written articles and books like Gender at Work (Routledge), How Feminists Change Bureaucracies and Bureaucracies Change Feminists (Oxford Press), Women’s Rights Have No Country (OpenDemocracy). A lifelong feminist, Joanne was ‘institutionalized’ for nearly two decades (as Deputy Executive Director of the UN Development Fund for Women-UNIFEM -- and many other women’s rights organizations). She’s traveled to more than 65 countries and now consults with Gender at Work. Her lifelong motto still applies ”Always leave while you’re still having a good time!”

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjusticeHealing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter 

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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Thank you to our production team on this episode: Rachel Ishikawa for editing, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for audio production and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design. And thank you to vixu for your track 'sd.'

41 Practice: Rooting in Desire with Samia Abou-Samra & Ije Ude of Turtle Tank

41 Practice: Rooting in Desire with Samia Abou-Samra & Ije Ude of Turtle Tank

July 23, 2019

What is your WHY? This is an amazing practice for creating a Purpose Statement that discerns and names your inner DESIRE, for the sake of clarifying your work and essence.

Samia Abou-Samra and Ije Ude of Turtle Tank lead us through an exercise that will require something to write on and write with, and can be done individually or in a group. You'll want a good period of time - around 40 mins - to really drop in. If the pacing between questions is fast for you, feel free to hit the pause button and take as long as you need between prompts. Your own pace is the right pace.

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See the episode prior to listen to the conversation with Samia & Ije about SACRED WORK & RADICAL PURPOSE. They teach us how desire is core to finding the work that will point us toward personal and collective healing, how we must work in a free and loving way rather than "toward" love and freedom, and how to center ways of working that actually work for us rather than leaving us wondering why it's so exhausting to try to keep engaging.

Turtle Tank: School for Radical Purpose is a radical modern-day mystery school where we ignite Radical Purpose, support the evolution of consciousness and harness creative power to bring forth worlds of Radical Love and Freedom. Our aim is to reintegrate old and new wisdom into practical tools to revolutionize all of our diseased human systems and evolve into worlds of ever deeper balance. Follow them on Instagram @turtletankschool, and learn more about their coursework and sign up for the Radical Purpose Deep Dive here: https://tinyurl.com/radicalpurpose

 

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Join us for Book Club! 📚

Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our current selection is Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off! www.akpress.org

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism.

And check out our Community level, Reciprocity level for practitioners, Redistribution level where we share 15% of money raised with less visible less resourced frontline healing justice groups, and our Donor Circle level on Patreon too. Every membership tier above $10 includes Book Club.

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjusticeHealing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter 

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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Thank you to our production volunteers on this episode: Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for audio production and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

41 Sacred Work & Radical Purpose — Ije Ude & Samia Abou-Samra of Turtle Tank

41 Sacred Work & Radical Purpose — Ije Ude & Samia Abou-Samra of Turtle Tank

July 17, 2019

Samia Abou-Samra and Ije Ude of Turtle Tank join us this week to talk about SACRED WORK. They teach us how desire is core to finding the work that will point us toward personal and collective healing, how we must work in a free and loving way rather than "toward" love and freedom, and how to center ways of working that actually work for us rather than leaving us wondering why it's so exhausting to try to keep engaging. This is an essential listen for anyone expressing any kind of work in the world (so, you!).

Turtle Tank: School for Radical Purpose is a radical modern-day mystery school where we ignite Radical Purpose, support the evolution of consciousness and harness creative power to bring forth worlds of Radical Love and Freedom. Our aim is to reintegrate old and new wisdom into practical tools to revolutionize all of our diseased human systems and evolve into worlds of ever deeper balance. Follow them on Instagram @turtletankschool, and learn more about their coursework and sign up for the Radical Purpose Deep Dive here: https://tinyurl.com/radicalpurpose

 

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PRACTICE: In the Practice episode (publishing next week), Ije and Samia offer a powerful reflection tool to explore Rooting in Desire for your own life and work. Subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss it!

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We're re-naming the podcast! Learn more and help co-create the new name during July 2019 at http://www.healingjustice.org/name

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Welcome to Book Club! 📚

Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our first selection is Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off! www.akpress.org

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism.

And check out our Community level, Reciprocity level for practitioners, Redistribution level where we share 15% of money raised with less visible less resourced frontline healing justice groups, and our Donor Circle level on Patreon too. Every membership tier above $10 includes Book Club.

And even if you're not an official member, do you have art or images inspired by your reading of Pleasure Activism? Tag us on social media for a share!

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjusticeHealing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter 

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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Thank you to our production volunteers on this episode: Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for audio production and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

40 Practice: The Perfect Nap with Tricia Hersey of The Nap Ministry

40 Practice: The Perfect Nap with Tricia Hersey of The Nap Ministry

July 9, 2019

In this practice episode Tricia Hersey, aka the "Nap Bishop" and founder of The Nap Ministry, sets us up with a soothing recording to prepare us for THE PERFECT NAP. We hope you enjoy the profoundness of her principles and the soothing music. Learn, fall asleep to the recording, or both.

On last week's conversation episode, Tricia schooled us in all things anti-capitalism and rest. She shared about her inspiration studying records of enslaved African ancestors in the US South, how laziness is a myth, what happens physiologically when we rest, and whether our movements can really afford to rest when they build prisons while we sleep. Listen on any podcast platform to episode 40: Rest as Reparations to hear more.

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ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Tricia Hersey is a Chicago native living in Atlanta with over 20 years of experience working with communities as a teaching artist, community organizer, spiritual director, poet, performance artist, and theater maker. She is the founder of The Nap Ministry, an organization that examines rest as a form of resistance and installs safe spaces for the community to rest via napping experiences, workshops and performance art installations. Tricia’s research interests include black liberation theology, womanist theology, somatics, cultural trauma, and reparations. Her work as a teaching artist, archivist assistant, and trainer of arts integrated curriculum has been seen with Chicago Public Schools, Columbia College Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre, United States Peace Corps and Google Chicago. Tricia's website is triciahersey.com, and you can follow The Nap Ministry on all social media platforms at @thenapministry

 

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We're re-naming the podcast! Learn more and help co-create the new name during July 2019 at http://www.healingjustice.org/name

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Join us in Book Club! 📚

Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our first selection is Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off! www.akpress.org

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism.

And check out our Community level, Reciprocity level for practitioners, Redistribution level where we share 15% of money raised with less visible less resourced frontline healing justice groups, and our Donor Circle level on Patreon too. Every membership tier above $10 includes Book Club.

And even if you're not an official member, do you have art or images inspired by your reading of Pleasure Activism? Tag us on social media for a share!

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjusticeHealing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter 

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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Thank you to our incredible production volunteers on this episode: Jacob White for audio editing and production, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for original music and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

40 Rest as Reparations with Tricia Hersey of The Nap Ministry

40 Rest as Reparations with Tricia Hersey of The Nap Ministry

July 4, 2019

This week we're joined by Tricia Hersey, aka the "Nap Bishop" and founder of The Nap Ministry, to be schooled in all things anti-capitalism and rest. She shares about her inspiration studying records of enslaved African ancestors in the US South, how laziness is a myth, what happens physiologically when we rest, and whether our movements can really afford to rest when they build prisons while we sleep.

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ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Tricia Hersey is a Chicago native living in Atlanta with over 20 years of experience working with communities as a teaching artist, community organizer, spiritual director, poet, performance artist, and theater maker. She is the founder of The Nap Ministry, an organization that examines rest as a form of resistance and installs safe spaces for the community to rest via napping experiences, workshops and performance art installations. Tricia’s research interests include black liberation theology, womanist theology, somatics, cultural trauma, and reparations. Her work as a teaching artist, archivist assistant, and trainer of arts integrated curriculum has been seen with Chicago Public Schools, Columbia College Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre, United States Peace Corps and Google Chicago. Tricia's website is triciahersey.com, and you can follow The Nap Ministry on all social media platforms at @thenapministry

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PRACTICE: In the Practice episode (publishing next week), Tricia sets us up with a soothing recording to prepare us for THE PERFECT NAP - this one is sooo fun. Subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss it!

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We're re-naming the podcast! Learn more and help co-create the new name during July 2019 at http://www.healingjustice.org/name

-----------

Welcome to Book Club! 📚

Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our first selection is Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off! www.akpress.org

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism.

And check out our Community level, Reciprocity level for practitioners, Redistribution level where we share 15% of money raised with less visible less resourced frontline healing justice groups, and our Donor Circle level on Patreon too. Every membership tier above $10 includes Book Club.

And even if you're not an official member, do you have art or images inspired by your reading of Pleasure Activism? Tag us on social media for a share!

-----------

JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjusticeHealing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter 

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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Thank you to our incredible production volunteers on this episode: Jacob White for audio editing and production, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for music and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

Help us re-name Healing Justice Podcast!

Help us re-name Healing Justice Podcast!

July 1, 2019

Host Kate Werning describes some of the 'why' behind our name transition that will happen this November (fuller exploration will be shared this fall), and the goals and intentions for our new name.

Help us vision the new name with your ideas, words, poetry, drawings, images, and more... share as much or as little as you like here: http://www.healingjustice.org/name

Looking forward to finding the new name together!

39 Practice: Condolence Ceremony with Jonel Beauvais

39 Practice: Condolence Ceremony with Jonel Beauvais

June 25, 2019

This week Jonel Beauvais of the Akwesasne people in Mohawk territory offers us a practice from her people. It's a ritual for condolence, inspired by the way her own community welcomed her back as she came home from prison. You can use this ritual to mark a meaningful return, death or loss, or a moment of transformation and change.

Jonel uses a deer skin, eagle plume, and water for this ritual, and invites you to use objects that feel appropriate and accessible to you. She has only shared things here that she welcomes others to try - she has left out intimate details that are specific to the Akwesasne people that she wouldn't want other peoples replicating. So what you hear here, you are welcomed to try on and of course share where you learned it from.

Listen to the previous episode for a conversation between Jonel and Aida Cuadrado Bozzo from the Womens Fellowship at Community Change, which exists to hone the organizing skills of formerly incarcerated women of color or those otherwise directly impacted by incarceration and the criminal justice system. In that conversation, Jonel shares more about her story, including the trauma of incarceration and her return to her community, the resilience of women of color, frontline leadership, and her community’s role in welcoming her home.

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Jonel Beauvais is an indigenous sister, Mohawk woman, a witness of imprisonment, adversity survivor, spirit lover, working to end violence, and living for the next generation. She is a descendant of women of the wolf clan lineage, and is rooted in the community of Akwesasne where she works with the Seven Dancers Coalition.

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Thank you to our incredible production volunteers on this episode: Rachel Ishikawa for audio editing and production, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for music and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.