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? Take a look at our program*:
November 3, 2017 9a-5p
Big Chief Roderick Sylvas of the Wild Tchoupitoulas Tribe
Carol Bebelle, M.S. New Orleans, Essayist, Poet, Founder, Ashé
- Critical Pedagogy and Intersectionality- Dialogue with students and audience
- The Legalization of Whiteness and Heteronormativity & Decolonizing the African Academe
Jacqueline Battalora & Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
- Immigrant Rights, Islamophobia & Christian Hegemony: Roots, Rage, and Race
María Pabón López & Paul Kivel
- Creative Pathways to Liberation: Healing wounds of Coloniality
Rhea Almeida, Lisa Dressner, Diana Melendez
- Research within a space of Decoloniality
Carolyn Tubbs, Stephanie Carpizio, Katie Johnston-Goodstar & Ben Robertson
- Reflective voices: The interruption of Coloniality in the classroom & curriculum
Students from SUNO, CSUN, Hunter, & IFS
PERFORMANCES: Markelle LaGarde from Roots Marching Band
Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa
2017 LBH Conference Arts, Dance and Music Coordinator: Tanisha Christie
November 4th, 2017 9a-5p
Frenchy Haynes Founder and Executive Director of Moving Education, Inc in collaboration with Dancing Grounds.
- Waking up to Unspoken Truths about Structural Violence
Patricia Boyett & Cornel Pewewardy
- Decolonizing Gendered Spaces
Bamby Salcedo, Kim Vaz & Cherice Harrison-Nelson
- Disturbing the Western Project of Psychology Across disciplines of Social Work, Marriage & Family and Counseling Education
Willie Tolliver, José Miguel Paez & Alma Trinidad
- The cost of Coloniality: Our bodies, spirits and our lands
PERFORMANCE: GAY MEN'S CHOIR
We are happy to confirm 18 Continuing Education Credits will be available for Social Workers!
We hope to see you there!