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Healing with Song

The Thursday night sing with Lea Gilmore was an amazing evening of learning about the roots of the songs we’ve known for years. Special guest Maria Broom and Navasha Daya warmed the room with stories of love and resilience.  Join Lea and friends every third Thursday from 7-9 pm. 

Singing Circles

Bridge divides, Connect communities, and Heals the soul.

We are requesting your presence for an important Community Sing. We will be singing songs of Resistance to strengthen our freedom fight. We also will be filming a Healing Trauma Transmedia campaign as a resource to heal community trauma.

Please come out and share your voice in song. No Experience Necessary.

Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $5 (donation)

BALTIMORE GIRLS A Super Sister Circle

Join transformation Diva Stephanie Safiyatou Edwards as she brings BALTIMORE GIRLS back to our healing space once again to illuminate Souls. Take time out for revolutionary self care to exhale in authentic Baltimore Girls style. Release, Refresh and Rejuvenate our senses as we will laugh, cry, sing and shout.

Date: March 5, 2017
Time: 3 pm – pm
Cost: Free Come
Bring: Your Authentic Self

Support Policy Action

Conscious Expansion

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS) a Grassroots Think Tank is celebrating, thanking and engaging their supporters with an Asante Celebration. Please join us as we host their Friend Raising and Stakeholder forum. LBS’ leadership team will also speak about their current advocacy work in Baltimore. This is a direct opportunity to support policy action!

Enjoy a delicious menu from the Terra Cafe, and an OPEN BAR.

Dance to the music of our house DJ Spirulina Green and enjoy performances by local poets and musical artists.

Date: February, 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door
*Purchase tickets

Race Matters

Cultural Hegemony

What is Cultural Hegemony? It’s when socially powerful people use their influence to convince less powerful people that it is in their best interest to do what is actually in the most powerful people’s best interest, that’s Hegemony.

How have we as individuals supported Cultural Hegemony in our organizations, systems and communities?

Many of us unknowingly support this system of oppression. It’s part of what we know as Internalized Racial Oppression.

Please join us for an exploration about our individual and collective role in Hegemony and how Internalized Racial Oppression serves as a function toward this end.

Date: Sunday February 26, 2017
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free

A Family Friendly Afro Beat Day Party

#FelaFestBaltimore

Join The Living Well family as we celebrate Freedom Fighters who resisted oppressive regimes of government.

Fela Kuti was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti on October 15, 1938, in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Kuti was the son of a Protestant minister, Reverend Ransome-Kuti. His mother, Funmilayo, was a political activist. Fela was a multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and a political activist. We want to celebrate his contribution to our legacy and engage our community to resist, engage and activate our collective power.

This celebration is important as we organize to fight against policies that undermine our collective humanity.

This Day Party is family friendly. We look forward to seeing you in your fly Dashiki.

We will also have a Vendor Village. If you are interested in vending please send your request to admin@livewellbemore.com or call 410.212.5953 for an application. The vendor fee is $50.00.

Date: February 19, 2017
Doors open at 2:00 pm
Cost: $12.00 via Paypal at admin@livewellbemore.com
$15.00 at the door.
[Eventbrite tickets click here.]

This event is sponsored in part by Reflection Eternal Barbershop and the Grind House Juice Bar.

DJ: Spirulina Green on the 1s & 2s

Resist. Activate. Engage.

We want to engage the community’s voice and support the efforts of our stakeholders with a physical space to meet and organize, providing a platform to amplify social justice efforts and initiatives.

This mixer is designed to bring together individuals who are looking to identify people, organizations and initiatives with the same mission and desire to get involved to further activate a movement of resistance.

We invite you to join us with activist and organizer Brittany Oliver for an evening of engagement on:

Date: February 24, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lite fare – BYOB
RSVP: admin@livewellbemore.com by February 20th

Building Resiliency and Promoting Healing in Communities through Implementation of Trauma-Informed Approach

Please view our response to the Baltimore Uprising the morning after: https://youtu.be/rBwJOzmt44A

We sought counsel from a trusted mental health advisor who had deep roots in the community working with trauma. We also attended Trauma Informed Care Train the Trainer provided by NASMHP.

We engaged the community in Conflict Transformation using ritual theater and artistic engagement.

Engage Grassroots Community Healers. We provided space and resources for community healing talk backs and listening circles.  These circles engaged in a listening process with out judgement or response.

It’s important to create opportunities for the community to define what healing and resiliency means. Ask for input to define metrics for measuring healing and community level change.

Identify community partners and stakeholders!  We recognize that the process for exploring a City wide strategy could be a challenging process.  Identifying those who are working without benefit of funding and human capital is the key to community engagement.

Create a common language that doesn’t further the stigmatization of trauma and mental wellness.

Identify a TIC SWOT Analysis.  Work with City, faith organizations, educational institutions to support the planning and analysis process.

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