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Get Your (home)Land: Sovereignty of Body, Mind and Spirit

A FREE 2-HOUR LIVE WEB CLASS WITH CHIEF LUISAH TEISH AND GUESTS: KAHUNA LEILANI BIRELY AND SANYIKA BRYANT.

 

In the spirit of stories from New Orleans, to Hawai’i, Oakland and Jackson:

Join us in a conversation about today’s land-centered politico-spiritual struggles where spiritual strategy meets political developments. You will walk away with historical wisdom, personal anecdotes and practical tools to reclaim our connection to (home)Land on a personal, political and spiritual level.

Reserve your spot FOR This FREE CLASS

(And we'll send you the Info You Need)

Class takes place on: THURSDAY, April 30th @

6pm PST

9pm EST

(If you can't attend the live class, sign up anyway and we'll send you a video of the recording which will be available for a limited time)

 
 
 

Here are some of the questions we will address:

  • How are personal stories of migration connected to historical land loss and theft?
  • What are the spiritual and emotional impacts of land loss and how do we address them? (by way of ‘forced’ migration, invasion etc.)
  • What are some of today’s most prominent political struggles around land and housing, and what are the strategies adopted to address them?
  • Land has often been used to oppress us (slavery, monocropping etc.): how has that impacted our connection to space and place, and how do we recover?
  • What are some of the revolutionary historical events where nature/land and humans conspired for liberation?
  • How do immigrants re-acclimate to a land that is not theirs, justly and sustainably?
 
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Luisah Teish: Artist, Activist, Yoruba Chief Priestess.


Luisah Teish is a renowned Yoruba priestess and chief. She has achieved one of the highest orders of chieftancy in the Yoruba tradition and is extremely well versed in multiple indigenous healing modalities. Teish is the author of many books, including the famous and revered Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals, which serves as a resource for thousands of women worldwide looking to develop an indigenous, culturally specific practice. What makes Teish unique is her ability to combine the political, cultural, creative and spiritual in her approach to healing and transforming others.  To her, these identities were never meant to be separate. She is an organizer: in the civil rights era and all throughout her life as a local San Francisco Bay Area social and environmental activist. She danced in the company of the great  Madame Katherine Dunham (1968-71). She has lead massive communal rituals for social change. Luisah Teish is a radical force to be reckoned with and a genius of the African diaspora. She continues to challenge outdated practices and inspire justice where we all need it.

 
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MORE ON OUR GUESTS


KAHUNA LEILANI BIRELY

Kahuna Leilani Birely - an Author, Hawaiian Kahuna, Ordained Dianic High Priestess, and Ceremonialist has been bringing ancient Hawaiian healing and Goddess Wisdom to the community for nearly two decades. Kahuna Leilani earned her M.A. in Womyn’s Spirituality from New College in San Francisco. She started The Daughters of the Goddess Womyn’s Temple in 1996. Kahuna Leilani gives thanks and honor to her teachers: Luisah Teish, Yoruban Chieftess and author of Jambalaya; Kahuna Auntie Pahia; Vicki Noble, author and co-creator of the Motherpeace Tarot; Starhawk, author and founder of the Reclaiming Collective; and Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakane and Mahea Uchiyama.


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SANYIKA BRYANT

Sanyika Bryant is an organizer with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.  His work is focused on building the self determination for African Descendant people.  He currently works at Causa Justa Just Cause as a Tenant Rights Organizer.  Sanyika is also a student of history and cosmology and seeks to inform his work with these studies.

Reserve your spot FOR This Live Class

(And we'll send you the Info You Need)

Class takes place on: THURSDAY, April 30th @

6pm PST

9pm EST

(If you can't attend the live class, sign up anyway and we'll send you a video of the recording which will be available for a limited time)