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Speaking Our Truth: Honouring Indigenous Women and Women of Colour

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Meeting in the Multipurpose Room (Fernwood Community Center - 1240 Gladstone Ave)
Bring pens & paper.

Snacks at 12:30

Start at 12:45

Part One: Who Am I and the Power of "I" Mahlikah will share her piece "sovereign territory" to open up a discussion on the workshop theme in a sharing circle. In pairs or tri-ads participants will develop an I AM Poem utilizing affirming prompts to explore their thoughts, feelings and perspectives on what it means to be a womyn. Mahlikah shares medicine wheel teachings around self and the power of "I". 

Part Two: Four Directions of Wellbeing Mahlikah shares the connection between the four directions of well being (body; heart; mind and spirit) and the impact of the extractive industries on womyn. Participants will engage in a Gallery Walk Exercise responding to visual images by indigenous artists; proverbs from our indigenous ancestors; testimonies from indigenous women and the declaration for the health, life and the defense of our lands, rights and future generations. 

Part Three: Collective Slam Piece Creations inspired by our Gallery Walk Lyrical Narrative Webbing and closing Sharing Circle.

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