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Liberation-Based Healing Conference: Community Dialogue

Date: 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT October 22, 2011 Location: Raritan Bay Area YMCA, Perth Amboy, NJ

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Raritan Bay Area YMCA, Perth Amboy, NJ

In times of hunger and hardship, the thirst for liberation and social justice grows! The answers will not be found in doing more with less and hoping for better. These times call for UNITY and CLARITY around how we can best support families and communities.

This national conference brings together parents, youth leaders, community activists and organizers, educators, and faith community leaders for dialogue, inquiry and reflection focused on a system of relational healing that embraces critical consciousness, empowerment, and accountability.

Liberation requires healing from the oppressive patterns that structure society and accountability for those who create and maintain these systems of harm.

In this one-day dialogue community members and activists will explore opportunities to discover the basis for new alliances and generate liberation-based healing practices for grassroots community change.

This process is designed to promote social justice and equity, bolster family and community resilience, and open up possibilities for community solutions. We seek a rich variety of viewpoints and hope you will join us!

Event Details

Saturday, October 22, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Raritan Bay Area YMCA
357 New Brunswick Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Phone: 732-442-3632

For information about lodging, transportation and other New Jersey logistics contact the Institute for Family Services at 732-873-1663 or email


Community members and activists are invited to attend FREE of charge. If you will be attending please RSVP below or download our registration form (PDF) and return it to: Institute for Family Services, 3 Clyde Road, Suite 1, Somerset, NJ 08873.

Make a Donation

To make a donation to support the Liberation-Based Healing Conference, click here. To begin enter your email address, then select “Student” or “General”. Next you will be able to make a donation in increments of $1. Thank you for your support!


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Registration for this event is now closed.
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