The AMC2012 Healing Justice Practice Space is seeking volunteer healer/practitioners or space keepers.
Hello amazing healers, health practitioners, and organizers,
We are very excited to be planning the 2012 Healing Justice Practice Space at this year’s Allied Media Conference, June 28 -July 1 (which is three months away!) We’ve taken input from our feedback survey, general AMC survey, the AMC Coordinator’s meet up, and lots of great conversations over the past several months to make this year's practice space even more amazing. We would like to invite you to be a part of the space again and help us spread the word by getting this message out to other fierce healers, health practitioners, and activists.
Your response is due by
April 1stApril 5. There’s a lot here, so hold tight.
THIS YEAR YOU CAN VOLUNTEER AS...
- space keeper
- point person
- any combination of these roles
Healer/practitioners will share their healing gifts in 1.5 hr long shifts, working with conference participants and volunteers to assess and to meet their health and wellness needs where possible. They will need to be able to answer questions about their own healing modality and the history of their practice, and will help maintain a safe space for individuals and groups to receive healing.
Space keepers will manage the sign-up sheet and maintain a safe space, support the healers in their practice, ensure access to the space for attendees, and help to troubleshoot other issues as they arise. They will also need to be able to answer questions about different healing modalities and other offerings of the space. We need patient, organized folks for these roles and they are absolutely essential to keep the space wonderful.
Point people are the go-to folks who help hold down the HJPS for 3-4 hour shifts. They liaise and troubleshoot with healer/practitioners, the non-healer/practitioners, as well as the other volunteers and staff outside of the HJPS who are responsible for coordinating the conference. Point People need to be in or near the practice space throughout their shift, and on-call to support staff needs.
EXPECTATIONS OF VOLUNTEERS...
- Complete a conference call/online orientation this Spring, or attend the in-person orientation at the AMC
- Be on time and stay for the duration of your shift
- Have clear communication with the coordinators on what your needs are
- Sign up to receive one session of healing for yourself
WHAT'S THE SAME AS LAST YEAR?
We will be providing time and space for similar healing modalities as last year as well as first aid and crisis counseling. Everyone who volunteers is eligible for complimentary conference registration if you need it. We are doing another herbal package fundraiser through the Good Herb Fight Co. and will have a limited number of travel scholarships available this Spring. Massage tables will be provided, along with similar supplies/equipment as last year.
WHAT'S DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?
In an effort to accommodate everyone's healing modalities and practice styles, no shifts will be longer than an hour and a half. You can opt to sign up for double shifts if that bests suits your practice needs (as always, we encourage lots of breaks!). We will be in different rooms this year. As requested, we will have time set aside for healer/practitioner skills sharing. In addition, there will be an opportunity to provide short 101 sessions on health and healing justice work for general conference participants through a “health fair”! If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please note this on your application.
Applications are due by
April 1April 5. The application is reviewed by a national advisory committee drawn from the disability justice, transformative justice, and healing/health justice communities that participate in the AMC. Please don’t assume that each of us will be familiar with your work. Be detailed in your responses to describe how solid and amazing your practice is. You will hear back from us by April 22. Please let us know in your application if there are certain supplies you need that you are unable to bring with you.
The coordination team of the Healing Justice Practice Space is currently three members strong, but we could use more help. If you are interested in being a part of the coordination team, please let us know.
We continue to appreciate you, your wisdom and gifts, as we plan our next steps.
Maryse, Autumn, and Triana