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We Don’t Have To Be A Raggedy Revolutionary: Radical Self-Care As A Resistance Practice

with Dr. Joi Lewis
March 5, 2021 - 1:30pm

Zoom

About the Event 

This session is a gift of time and space for us to take a big deep breath together in community. We will hold space to interrupt the effects of toxic stress and trauma, particularly, with the challenges of the World Pandemic, anti-Blackness and its particular crush on Black Women and Femmes. This workshop will explore the practices of Radical Self-Care and for being “awake” that can help create space for wellness AND resistance through the four simple practices of the Orange Method of Healing Justice (Radical Self-Care + Social Justice): Meditation(Get Grounded), Mindfulness(Get Present), Emotional liberation(Get Free)  and conscious Movement(Get Unstuck).  With such space, Dr. Joi believes we are better able to gain access to deeper connections with ourselves and others and to healthy expressions of grief, pain,joy and yes resistance.  Further creating or strengthening the foundation for those radical self-care practices to help us show up for ourselves, our loved ones and our community. WE  DON’T HAVE TO BE  RAGGEDY  REVOLUTIONARIES! 

This is an online event. It is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

About the Speaker 

Dr. Joi Lewis is a visionary community healer and facilitator of Black liberation and its intersection with other forms of oppression induced trauma. As a speaker, author, the CEO of Joi Unlimited, and President of The Healing Justice Foundation, she’s on a mission to put healing in the hands of anyone, anywhere. Dr. Joi helps individuals, institutions, and communities heal from oppression-induced historic and present-day trauma, using Healing Justice as an on-ramp to reclaim our own humanity and each others. Dr. Joi’s book, Healing: The Act of Radical Self-Care, educates individuals on the framework of the Orange Method of Healing Justice, through the certification program, courses, and training, to interrupt historic cycles of oppression using both radical self-care and community care. She’s spent 20+ years in higher education leadership as a Dean, Vice President, and Chief Diversity Officer. While she resides in St. Paul, MN, her work is deeply informed by growing up in East St. Louis, Illinois. She’s an unapologetic Black, Queer, Woman of Faith and a joy instigator,. Dr. Joi is a radical self-care evangelist, and food prep pro.  She offers this meditation to all who believe in liberation, May The Revolution Be Healing!

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This event is part of the colloquium series "Black People Healing for Justice & Liberation: Fierce Resolve in Times of Crises," sponsored by the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies with the Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Initiative and the Department of American Studies co-sponsoring.