Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:


Start: November 3, 2017 9 AM- 5 PM

End: November 4, 2017 9 AM- 5 PM


School of Social Work at Southern Universitiy, New Orleans, LA

6400 Press Dr, New Orleans, LA 70126, United States

Whether you are an educator, student, administrator, clinician, or activist these challenging times call for clarity in solidarity work with families and communities towards equity. Effectively doing so requires that our practices engage in understanding the multiplicity of personal, social and institutional locations that frame identities within historic, economic and political life. The paradigm of Liberation-based Healing locates these complexities within a societal matrix that shapes relationships of: power, privilege, and oppression- building on the foundations of Critical Consciousness, Empowerment and Accountability in order to interrupt White, Cis-Hetero-Patriarchy as a dominant discourse within a Capitalist context of Coloniality.

Founded by The Institute for Family Services (IFS), the LBHC offers strategies that promote healing by interrupting oppressive societal structures with justice-based practices.What can a participant expect at the 2017 LBHC? Here's a look at some of our returning and new speakers who will be hosted by the School of Social Work at Southern University, New Orleans for our 2017 LBH Conference:

Rhea Almeida, Lisa Dressner, José Paez, Mabel Quinones, Bamby Salcedo, Diana Melendez, Willie Tolliver, Tanisha Christie, Walter Mignolo, Ramón Grosfugel, Mimi Kim, Carolyn Tubbs and many more....


We are excited to announce Walter D. Mignolo will be a returning speaker at  our 2017 LBH Conference!

Walter D. Mignolo is an Argentine semiotician (École des Hautes Études) and professor at Duke University, who has published extensively on semiotics and literary theory, and worked on different aspects of the modern and colonial world, exploring concepts such as global coloniality, the geopolitics of knowledge, transmodernity, border thinking, and pluriversality.

“Border thinking is an epistemology, an ethic and politics that emerge from the experiences of people taking their destiny in their own hands and not waiting for saviors.” 
 Walter D. MignoloLocal Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking