LBHC 2019: Evolving the Revolution: Dancing in Liberation
Start: November 08, 20199 AM - 5 PM
End: November 09, 20199 AM - 5 PM
Address1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA
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We will be releasing the 2019 speakers list; stay tuned!
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. Liberatory praxis builds 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. All are welcome in this work!
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Since 2005 the Institute for Family Services has been bringing together health  practitioners, and therapists, community activists and organizers, educators, faith and community leaders, students and more for dialogue and inquiry focused on a system of relational healing that embraces critical consciousness, empowerment, and accountability.

Here is a short description of our vision:

Decolonizing Strategies call for changing the paradigm, the lens, the language, and the journey and necessitates debunking the myth of healing through diagnostic codes, individual structures and the rigid bi-furcation of individuals, their families, their context and their healing spaces.

It encompasses the multiplicity of personal and social, institutional locations that frame identities within historical, economic and political life. People within our own and global localities are unwittingly located within a range of broad and nuanced descriptors that may or may not include nationality, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or religious preference.

They might also trace other identity markers that are both simultaneously visible and concealed. These personal and political intersections are largely unacknowledged by current Western models of psychological practice.

This paradigm of Liberation-based healing locates these complexities within a societal matrix that shapes relationships: power, privilege, and oppression building on the foundations of Critical Consciousness, Empowerment and Accountability within culture circles accompanied by tools for identifying and decolonizing lived experiences.

To take a look at some of our most recent conferences click below:

IASWG Symposium in Kruger National Park 2018Click here
SSSW Commends Liberation-Based Healing Conference Organizers and Participants Click here
New York City, New York 2016 Click here
Northridge, California 2015Click here
Portland, Oregon 2014 Click here
Ponce, Puerto Rico 2013 Click here
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