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9th Annual Liberation-Based Healing Community Dialogue

Date: 9:00am PDT October 4 Location: Friends of the Children, 65 NE Stanton, Portland, OR 97212

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Friends of the Children, 65 NE Stanton, Portland, OR 97212

Liberation-based healing invokes critical dialogues and social action around empowerment, accountability and inclusion among individuals, families, and communities, and a systemic analysis of systems of domination and subordination across and within cultures, by addressing the interplay of power, privilege, and oppression in family and community life with clients, between clients, and with practitioners.

The theme of this year’s Liberation-Based Healing conference is Speaking Truth to Power: Decolonization Through Liberation-Based Healing

Portland-area community members and activists are invited to join us on day two of the conference to dialogue with conference attendees to envision opportunities to form new alliances and generate liberation-based healing practices for grassroots community change.

The day will include presentations by high school youth, community activists, and higher education students. There will be a rare opportunity for cross dialogues and opportunities to discuss action strategies towards creating an environment of justice for all. 

Presentation topics will include:
Learning from our Youth
Linking Service Organizations with Community Activists and Youth
Ancestral and Contiguous Trauma
Indigenous Film, Social Media and Science Fiction

Event Details & Registration

Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Friends of the Children, 65 NE Stanton, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 281-6633

Saturday-only participation is free and open to the public. Please register below if you will be joining us.

Register now for the Saturday dialogue

Interested in attending the full conference?

On day one we will hear from therapists, teachers, and community activists from across North America who will describe initiatives created in their communities that promote healing, equity and access for all, and will engage participants in dialogue, inquiry and social action strategies. 14 CEUs or PDUs are available for full conference participation.

Click here to learn more and register for the full conference


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