Reimagining wholeness in a co-created future
The AMC Healing Justice Track and Practice Space are separate but collaborating entities of Detroit and National folk with a shared vision. We acknowledge and uphold that AMC is happening on Anishinaabe land in a predominantly Black city. Our Track and Practice Space center Indigenous, People of Color, queer, trans/ gnc and disabled voices and experiences, and affirm that this work is rooted in the lineage of those communities*. We see Healing Justice as the practice of movement towards abundance at the intersection of intergenerational trauma, current structures of oppression, and a generative and co-created future. We hold that joy and pleasure create possibility to be in right relationship with ourselves, each other, our land, and our spirits. We strive to demystify medicine and healing, and to make them accessible to everyone. We believe that each person is an expert of their own experience, body and needs, and that ultimately it is necessary to address the roots of trauma and injustice for individual and collective transformation.
*We are in ongoing process about the choices of language we have used here, and various potential impacts of that. Please feel free to be in contact with feelings, thoughts, questions, feedback.
Coordinators of this track are Sara Green, Marcia Lee, and Griffen Jeffries.
Call for Participation
We invite interactive workshops that integrate spirit, mind, and body. We welcome facilitators who honor their own lineage; diligently tend to issues of cultural appropriation; and center healing in the larger context of social movements.
We hope participants come away with: new practices, critical understandings of trauma and resilience, connection with other healers, and/or framework in Healing Justice and its history/future.
*Priority will be given to Indigenous, POC, queer, trans, Detroit-based, and disabled practitioners
We invite workshops in the following categories:
- Crisis response and short-term healing practices (i.e. herbal first aid, de-escalation/conflict, emotional first aid)
- Space for connections and critical conversation among healers (i.e. healers with specific identities/experiences/practices, power dynamics in a modality)
- Political education and history (i.e. history of the medical industrial complex, history of healing justice, cultural appropriation and healing)
- Long-term healing/deepening practices (i.e. deep somatic work in movement spaces, healing and organizational structure)
Please contact Sara Green with any questions @ firstname.lastname@example.org