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Baltimore Ceasefire Public Meeting

Date: September 7th  Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

If you haven’t heard about the Baltimore Ceasefire Movement, you haven’t been tuned into how the grass roots is taking aim at solving social challenges such as the homicide rate in the City.  Baltimore Ceasefire 365 will host a public meeting for people who want to learn about to volunteer for Ceasefire 365.

 

Community Yoga Nights

Dates: September 15th – 27th

According to the National Endowment for the Arts a study found that lack of family friendly activities are barriers to community engagement.  We know that spending time with family and community is an important part of community development and building social capital. We invite you to get into a new fall grove and join us for Friday night Yoga. 

Heal In Community, through breathing, meditation, and movement.

Benefits Include:
– decreased stress
– increased self-esteem
– decreased joint pain
– increased flexibility
– improved core strength
– improved mental focus
– and so much more!

Instructor: Michelle Stafford

Beginners and children are welcomed.

Drop-in is $15 per class

Pre-pay is Just $10 per class.

For ticket information go to michellestaffordwellness.com

Conscious Expansion

We know women and girls have a lot on their minds and a many ideas and thoughts to share about gender equity, women’s issues, and societal issues as a whole. WOW Baltimore WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU! 
Come to a Thinkin to plan the festival with us! Thinkins are inclusive planning sessions open to women and men throughout the area so that WOW Baltimore is developed BY Baltimore, FOR Baltimore.
Register for FREE today at wow-baltimore.org! Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.

Black August 

August has a particular significance in Black freedom struggle and sparked the creation of a yearly celebration called Black August. 
There are two things in particular that inspired the creation of Black August; the commemoration of the martyrdom of Jonathan Jackson in 1970, which was inspired by many of the prison uprisings & the birth of the Honorable Marcus Garvey, a stalwart of modern Pan African Nationalism and self determination.
In the spirit of this history we bring you the Black August Symposium.
This event is an entire day (9am to 3pm) of educational and informative discussions on prevalent issues affecting Baltimore’s Black community. We’ll be inviting special guest moderators and panelists to participate.

Topics will include:

  • Anti-Violence in Baltimore
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Building Baltimore’s Black Arts Community

We’ve also been gifted FREE tours of the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum for attendees of the event (must RSVP advance to do tour). 

FREE food & refreshments for the entire day. 

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Sponsored by: Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, The Living Well Center, The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum 

Healing The Soul of The City #healingincommunity

  Healing in Community is a transmedia project that brings the power of storytelling and awareness to both the impact of trauma and the use of ancient healing traditions. We believe that the soul must be the center and the core of healing. By using a combination of ancient healing modalities and expressive mediums such as visual arts, music, and physical movement we can create meaningful connections with ourselves and others. Healing the soul of the city is a collective effort of diverse community resources combining efforts to address the long-term impact of Trauma and provide sustainable outlets for social and economic restoration. 

Healing in Community demonstrates resources for wellness and self-healing from the long-term stress of inter-generational, economic, medical and emotional trauma. Addressing the impact of historical and systematic racism that maintains trauma in communities of color provides resources for organizations and institutions to audit their operating practices and norms. Increasing methods for reducing stress, anxiety and providing outlets for listening within organizations, systems and communities reveals best practices in restorative and healing modalities. 

#HealinginCommunity employs visual narratives to highlight ancient and community healing rituals. Our goal is to highlight strategies that expand opportunities for soulful expression, conscious expansion, and optimal wellness. We are creating short films designed to share stories, inspiration and platforms that illuminate the impact of indigenous healing resources and self-care practices of individuals and their communities. #HealingInCommunity is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Centered for Trauma Informed Care. 

Using #HealinginCommunity as an interactive transmedia tool provides individuals and indigenous resources with a platform to share their stories and tools. It also provides a rubric for trainers and providers to teach the core principles of Trauma Informed Care by sharing pathways to culturally connected techniques for restoring the soul of distressed individuals and communities. 

Success can be measured by the increase in awareness of community and ancient models of healing, activities involving community building that include laughter, mindfulness, and showing up for one another. Over time, the adoption of indigenous and contemporary healing practices will increase opportunities for resiliency, reduces toxic stress, improves clarity of thought and overall health and self-care for individuals and communities. 

If you have a story or image you would like to share about your healing journey, post your story or your image here or inbox us at admin@livewellbemore.com.

Soulful Expression

Dance Goddess Sheena Black returns to The Living Well to teach Afro Cuban Dance. Join this 4 Week Body Movement class starting Tuesday April 25th – May 16th. Cost $15. Please arrive by 6/45 pm. Parking available.