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De-Centering Whiteness: Healing from Institutionalized Oppression in Healthcare Delivery Systems with Dr. Felicia Washington-Sy

Friday, March 22, 2019
8:30 am4:30 pm
1934 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN, 55403

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a space for practitioners of color and allies to deconstruct the dominant, majority cultural narrative of “professionalism.”

This presentation sheds light on the fundamental question, “How do practitioners of color successfully navigate the nurturing and sustaining environments to produce a bi-cultural work experience that honors and integrates one’s culture of origin?”

This will be an opportunity to receive eight CEUs for social workers. MFT, LPC/LPCC, Psychologists, and Nursing CEUs pending. Two credits for Ethics are also available.

The presentation is designed to be interactive and discussion based.

This workshop is particularly relevant for supervisors who supervise cross culturally. All allies welcome.

PrairieCare Institute
1934 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis MN, 55403

Cost: $99 with sliding scale and work exchange options available.

Wellness Wednesdays

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
4:00 pm6:00 pm
771 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114
Wellness Wednesdays

Reclaim and Shift MN are collaborating to offer a series of four workshops for people who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community to gather together, share food + conversation, and learn + practice healing skills, healthy coping, and stress reduction techniques.

March 6th:
---- Lisa Marie Brimmer: creating our own Vision Boards

March 13th:
---- Junauda Petrus: speculative fiction writing workshop
---- JooHee Pomplun: self-care + self-massage techniques

March 20th:
---- Diane Long: Boundaries, self-care, and consent for queers

March 27th:
---- Puma Saballos
---- HC Lou: tarot practice, interpretation, identity, and searching for your own truth

This a safer space. We will hold each other accountable to build a space liberated from any type of racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, or other kind of oppression.

FAQ:
1. Is there a cost to attend?
No, these are all free for the community.

2. Do I have to come to all four workshops to attend?
No. Our hope is to build participants’ tool box of healing skills and connections among community members, so we highly encourage you to come to all four workshops if you can. But no worries if you can only make one or two or three. Each workshop will be its own individual topic.

3. Do I have to be a certain age to attend?
No, this is open to all LGBTQ+ identifying folx.

4. What should I expect?
The first half we’ll share snacks, meet each other, and have a facilitated check in. The second half we’ll have a guest presenter who will lead us in learning skills for healing and thriving.

Art Workshops:

Thursday, March 28, 2019
4:00 pm6:30 pm
771 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114
Art Workshops:

Sometimes, the things we most need to talk about in life are the hardest to put words to. That's where art comes in! Making meaning through art can build resilience, give participants a respite from the oppressions of the world, and give voice to previously buried experiences. Making art in community with others is even better!

With funding from ONE Minneapolis, RECLAIM! is working with Kulture Klub Collaborative to host a 4 month Artist-in-Residence program of art workshops. Located at RECLAIM! every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 (with food served at 4pm!), they are FREE and open to queer and trans youth ages 13-26.

The artist-in-residence model helps give the youth we serve access to acclaimed, professional local artists, all of whom are queer and trans themselves. From mixed media, to spoken word, to fiber arts--youth will be exposed to a wide variety of art materials in a LGBTQ-affirming, low-risk way. Even (and especially!) if youth don't identify as "an artist," they are welcome to come try out new materials and ideas with the help of these artists.

Our featured artists-in-residence---

February: Quinn Rivenburgh. www.quinnrivenburgh.org
Quinn Rivenburgh (they/them) is an artist and art therapist. As an artist, they work mostly in papercuts, comics, and performance art. Their work has been a part of In the Heart of the Beast Theatre, Showroom Gallery, Red Eye, Patrick's Cabaret, Intermedia Arts, Hennepin Theatre Trust Made Here, the Cowles Center, La MaMa (NYC), and Bryant Lake Bowl. They practice therapy from a trauma-infomed, feminist relational lens. Through art therapy, I want to find ways to facilitate liberation through artistic practice. I am trained to understand the power of the creative process and the potential for art production. I aide clients in navigating life’s turbulence. I support individuals and communities in creating a more livable life, using artmaking as a strategy to articulate their own visions of understanding, balance, and strength.

March: Junauda Petrus. http://www.freeblackdirt.com/junauda-petrus/
Junauda Petrus (she/her) is a creative activist, writer, playwright, and multi-dimensional performance artist who is Minneapolis-born, West-Indian descended, and African-sourced. Her work centers around Black wildness, Afro-futurism, ancestral healing, sweetness, spectacle and shimmer. She has received a Givens Foundation fellowship, Jerome Travel and Study grant, Many Voices Mentorship with the Playwright’s Center, Naked Stages Residency at the Pillsbury House and a 2016 Jerome Film grant to write and direct an experimental and poetic web series about Black teens coming of age in Minneapolis, Sweetness of Wild, with filmmaker Mychal Fisher. She is the co-founder with Erin Sharkey of Free Black Dirt, an experimental arts production company.

April: heather c. lou. https://www.hclouart.com/
heather c. lou, m.ed. (she/her/hers) is an angry gemini earth dragon, multiracial, asian, queer, cisgender, disabled, survivor/surviving, depressed, and anxious womxn of color artist based in minneapolis, minnesota. her mixed media pieces include watercolor, acrylic, gold paint pen, oil pastel, radical love, & hope. each piece comments on the intersections of her racial, gender, ability, & sexual identities, as they continue to shift and develop in complexity each day. her art is a form of healing, transformation, and liberation, rooted in womxnism and gender equity through a racialized borderland lens. heather works in education as an administrator. in her spare time, heather loves ogling at puppies, snuggling with olive bear (her cat) and sprout (her dog), birdwatching, eating pie, playing her ukulele, and spending time with her loving partner.

May: Lisa Marie Brimmer. https://lisamariebrimmer.com/
Currently, Brimmer is a co-editor of Queer Voices of Minnesota: Poetry, Prose. and Pride (MNHS PRESS 2019). This anthology of queer poetry and prose reflecting the LGBTQIA+ writer community in Minnesota is co-edited by John Medeiros and Andrea Jenkins.

Her work has been published in Ishmael Reed’s Konch Magazine, Gazillion Voices, On the Commons Magazine, Burn Something Zine, the anthologies Walk Towards It (Ellen Hinchcliffe), Whisked: Cooking Up Community (Camille Gage), and Fierce Lament (Red Bird Press 2018).

Her work has been performed in many Twin Cities venues, in Washington DC and a few in Wisconsin. Brimmer is a two time Givens Foundation for African American Literature fellow, a Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellow. Brimmer presented at Split This Rock! in 2018, and performed at AWP in 2017.

She attended VONA (Voices of Our Nation) at Minneapolis' Loft Literary Center in 2017. Her directing has been seen on stage with 20% Theater Company with performance artist Rica de la Concha (2018). Her work has been featured in Twin Cities Daily Planet, The Spokesman Recorder, Insight News, MN Women's Press, and on the air with Minnesota Public Radio and KFAI.

Art Workshops:

Thursday, April 4, 2019
4:00 pm6:30 pm
771 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114
Art Workshops:

Sometimes, the things we most need to talk about in life are the hardest to put words to. That's where art comes in! Making meaning through art can build resilience, give participants a respite from the oppressions of the world, and give voice to previously buried experiences. Making art in community with others is even better!

With funding from ONE Minneapolis, RECLAIM! is working with Kulture Klub Collaborative to host a 4 month Artist-in-Residence program of art workshops. Located at RECLAIM! every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 (with food served at 4pm!), they are FREE and open to queer and trans youth ages 13-26.

The artist-in-residence model helps give the youth we serve access to acclaimed, professional local artists, all of whom are queer and trans themselves. From mixed media, to spoken word, to fiber arts--youth will be exposed to a wide variety of art materials in a LGBTQ-affirming, low-risk way. Even (and especially!) if youth don't identify as "an artist," they are welcome to come try out new materials and ideas with the help of these artists.

Our featured artists-in-residence---

February: Quinn Rivenburgh. www.quinnrivenburgh.org
Quinn Rivenburgh (they/them) is an artist and art therapist. As an artist, they work mostly in papercuts, comics, and performance art. Their work has been a part of In the Heart of the Beast Theatre, Showroom Gallery, Red Eye, Patrick's Cabaret, Intermedia Arts, Hennepin Theatre Trust Made Here, the Cowles Center, La MaMa (NYC), and Bryant Lake Bowl. They practice therapy from a trauma-infomed, feminist relational lens. Through art therapy, I want to find ways to facilitate liberation through artistic practice. I am trained to understand the power of the creative process and the potential for art production. I aide clients in navigating life’s turbulence. I support individuals and communities in creating a more livable life, using artmaking as a strategy to articulate their own visions of understanding, balance, and strength.

March: Junauda Petrus. http://www.freeblackdirt.com/junauda-petrus/
Junauda Petrus (she/her) is a creative activist, writer, playwright, and multi-dimensional performance artist who is Minneapolis-born, West-Indian descended, and African-sourced. Her work centers around Black wildness, Afro-futurism, ancestral healing, sweetness, spectacle and shimmer. She has received a Givens Foundation fellowship, Jerome Travel and Study grant, Many Voices Mentorship with the Playwright’s Center, Naked Stages Residency at the Pillsbury House and a 2016 Jerome Film grant to write and direct an experimental and poetic web series about Black teens coming of age in Minneapolis, Sweetness of Wild, with filmmaker Mychal Fisher. She is the co-founder with Erin Sharkey of Free Black Dirt, an experimental arts production company.

April: heather c. lou. https://www.hclouart.com/
heather c. lou, m.ed. (she/her/hers) is an angry gemini earth dragon, multiracial, asian, queer, cisgender, disabled, survivor/surviving, depressed, and anxious womxn of color artist based in minneapolis, minnesota. her mixed media pieces include watercolor, acrylic, gold paint pen, oil pastel, radical love, & hope. each piece comments on the intersections of her racial, gender, ability, & sexual identities, as they continue to shift and develop in complexity each day. her art is a form of healing, transformation, and liberation, rooted in womxnism and gender equity through a racialized borderland lens. heather works in education as an administrator. in her spare time, heather loves ogling at puppies, snuggling with olive bear (her cat) and sprout (her dog), birdwatching, eating pie, playing her ukulele, and spending time with her loving partner.

May: Lisa Marie Brimmer. https://lisamariebrimmer.com/
Currently, Brimmer is a co-editor of Queer Voices of Minnesota: Poetry, Prose. and Pride (MNHS PRESS 2019). This anthology of queer poetry and prose reflecting the LGBTQIA+ writer community in Minnesota is co-edited by John Medeiros and Andrea Jenkins.

Her work has been published in Ishmael Reed’s Konch Magazine, Gazillion Voices, On the Commons Magazine, Burn Something Zine, the anthologies Walk Towards It (Ellen Hinchcliffe), Whisked: Cooking Up Community (Camille Gage), and Fierce Lament (Red Bird Press 2018).

Her work has been performed in many Twin Cities venues, in Washington DC and a few in Wisconsin. Brimmer is a two time Givens Foundation for African American Literature fellow, a Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellow. Brimmer presented at Split This Rock! in 2018, and performed at AWP in 2017.

She attended VONA (Voices of Our Nation) at Minneapolis' Loft Literary Center in 2017. Her directing has been seen on stage with 20% Theater Company with performance artist Rica de la Concha (2018). Her work has been featured in Twin Cities Daily Planet, The Spokesman Recorder, Insight News, MN Women's Press, and on the air with Minnesota Public Radio and KFAI.

Art Workshops:

Thursday, April 11, 2019
4:00 pm6:30 pm
771 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114
Art Workshops:

Sometimes, the things we most need to talk about in life are the hardest to put words to. That's where art comes in! Making meaning through art can build resilience, give participants a respite from the oppressions of the world, and give voice to previously buried experiences. Making art in community with others is even better!

With funding from ONE Minneapolis, RECLAIM! is working with Kulture Klub Collaborative to host a 4 month Artist-in-Residence program of art workshops. Located at RECLAIM! every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 (with food served at 4pm!), they are FREE and open to queer and trans youth ages 13-26.

The artist-in-residence model helps give the youth we serve access to acclaimed, professional local artists, all of whom are queer and trans themselves. From mixed media, to spoken word, to fiber arts--youth will be exposed to a wide variety of art materials in a LGBTQ-affirming, low-risk way. Even (and especially!) if youth don't identify as "an artist," they are welcome to come try out new materials and ideas with the help of these artists.

Our featured artists-in-residence---

February: Quinn Rivenburgh. www.quinnrivenburgh.org
Quinn Rivenburgh (they/them) is an artist and art therapist. As an artist, they work mostly in papercuts, comics, and performance art. Their work has been a part of In the Heart of the Beast Theatre, Showroom Gallery, Red Eye, Patrick's Cabaret, Intermedia Arts, Hennepin Theatre Trust Made Here, the Cowles Center, La MaMa (NYC), and Bryant Lake Bowl. They practice therapy from a trauma-infomed, feminist relational lens. Through art therapy, I want to find ways to facilitate liberation through artistic practice. I am trained to understand the power of the creative process and the potential for art production. I aide clients in navigating life’s turbulence. I support individuals and communities in creating a more livable life, using artmaking as a strategy to articulate their own visions of understanding, balance, and strength.

March: Junauda Petrus. http://www.freeblackdirt.com/junauda-petrus/
Junauda Petrus (she/her) is a creative activist, writer, playwright, and multi-dimensional performance artist who is Minneapolis-born, West-Indian descended, and African-sourced. Her work centers around Black wildness, Afro-futurism, ancestral healing, sweetness, spectacle and shimmer. She has received a Givens Foundation fellowship, Jerome Travel and Study grant, Many Voices Mentorship with the Playwright’s Center, Naked Stages Residency at the Pillsbury House and a 2016 Jerome Film grant to write and direct an experimental and poetic web series about Black teens coming of age in Minneapolis, Sweetness of Wild, with filmmaker Mychal Fisher. She is the co-founder with Erin Sharkey of Free Black Dirt, an experimental arts production company.

April: heather c. lou. https://www.hclouart.com/
heather c. lou, m.ed. (she/her/hers) is an angry gemini earth dragon, multiracial, asian, queer, cisgender, disabled, survivor/surviving, depressed, and anxious womxn of color artist based in minneapolis, minnesota. her mixed media pieces include watercolor, acrylic, gold paint pen, oil pastel, radical love, & hope. each piece comments on the intersections of her racial, gender, ability, & sexual identities, as they continue to shift and develop in complexity each day. her art is a form of healing, transformation, and liberation, rooted in womxnism and gender equity through a racialized borderland lens. heather works in education as an administrator. in her spare time, heather loves ogling at puppies, snuggling with olive bear (her cat) and sprout (her dog), birdwatching, eating pie, playing her ukulele, and spending time with her loving partner.

May: Lisa Marie Brimmer. https://lisamariebrimmer.com/
Currently, Brimmer is a co-editor of Queer Voices of Minnesota: Poetry, Prose. and Pride (MNHS PRESS 2019). This anthology of queer poetry and prose reflecting the LGBTQIA+ writer community in Minnesota is co-edited by John Medeiros and Andrea Jenkins.

Her work has been published in Ishmael Reed’s Konch Magazine, Gazillion Voices, On the Commons Magazine, Burn Something Zine, the anthologies Walk Towards It (Ellen Hinchcliffe), Whisked: Cooking Up Community (Camille Gage), and Fierce Lament (Red Bird Press 2018).

Her work has been performed in many Twin Cities venues, in Washington DC and a few in Wisconsin. Brimmer is a two time Givens Foundation for African American Literature fellow, a Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellow. Brimmer presented at Split This Rock! in 2018, and performed at AWP in 2017.

She attended VONA (Voices of Our Nation) at Minneapolis' Loft Literary Center in 2017. Her directing has been seen on stage with 20% Theater Company with performance artist Rica de la Concha (2018). Her work has been featured in Twin Cities Daily Planet, The Spokesman Recorder, Insight News, MN Women's Press, and on the air with Minnesota Public Radio and KFAI.