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Mills College at Northeastern University

Screening Gail P Myers Rhythms of the land

Second in our CTL series on African American healing and medicine traditions produced in collaboration with Michele Lee author of Working The Roots (Wadastick Publishing), Iya Awujo Davina D. Estrella Ramey (Founder of Water & Honey Community Well). FREE event open to all!

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Screening Gail P Myers Rhythms of the land
Screening Gail P Myers Rhythms of the land

Time & Location

Mar 19, 2023, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mills College at Northeastern University, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613, USA

About the event

Black History Month 365, The Office of Spiritual & Religious Life, Ethnic Studies and CasaTiaLuna@Mills present this FREE private preview screening and discussion with filmmaker . . .

Rhythms of the Land: A Love Story of Land & Family, A Preview Screening with Dr. Gail P. Myers

Sunday March 19 @ 3pm

In-Person & Online with introduction by Michele Elizabeth Lee, followed by discussion with filmmaker Dr. Gail P. Myers

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A multimedia film documentary by Dr. Gail P. Myers, Rhythms of the Land is a valentine to generations of Black farming families in the United States, from the enslavement period to the present. Their story is long overdue. In 1920, there were over 920,000 Black families farming in the United States, although the majority were sharecroppers and tenant farmers. Today there are just over 48,697, a 95% decrease in 100 years. Black farming families have lost their land and their stories are quickly disappearing and should be preserved so that we may understand the history and nature of lives on the farms. The goal of this documentary is to preserve their stories and honor their lives and agrarian legacies.

Join us for this private screening and discussion, with filmmaker Gail P. Myers and introduction by Michele Elizabeth Lee, who will contextualize this important work as part of the series produced by Casa Tia Luna, Roots of Resilience: Ensuring Strong Health and Spiritual Nourishment in a Rapidly Changing Climate and Society.

Roots of Resilience: Ensuring Strong Health and Spiritual Nourishment in a Rapidly Changing Climate and Society: African Americans, Afro-Indigenous, Indigenous peoples -- all those who suffered enslavement, removal, genocide and land loss at the hands of european colonization on Turtle Island (aka the Americas) survived because of their strong faith and powerful healing tradition. We celebrate this survival, and share medicinal healing practices in the past, present and what we need in the future to continue to THRIVE and SURVIVE in a rapidly changing climate and society. Three Saturdays in the month of February, March and April we will present informative, engaging and interactive workshops that explore this topic and various tools for:

` navigating and thriving in our holistic health (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual)

` ancestor communication and acknowledgement

` grounding/balancing our connection with Mother Earth, the elements and other sentient beings and more will be highlighted.

This is a gathering of family. Art, Movement, Dance, Song, Altar building, and storytelling will be the web we weave like Anansi the Spider and SpiderWoman to secure our surviv-ability and legacy for future generations. This series is hosted by:

Michele Elizabeth Lee, Author of Working the Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing; Artist, Educator, Curator, Historian.

Mama Davina D. Estrella Ramey, Founder Water and Honey Community Well and Incense Gurl; Doula, Herbalist, Traditional artist and performer, Counselor, Educator.

For part one of the series, see our page for Roots of Faith: An Offering of Sacred Song and Movement, featuring the drums, dance and song of with Awon Ohun Omnira, https://casatialuna.eventbrite.com

Registration: This event is free, but registration is required. Our circle will be a hybrid circle with a limited number of in-person seats along with Zoom participation as well. Please indicate your choice during registration at https://casatialuna.eventbrite.com

More details at registration page: https://casatialuna.eventbrite.com

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Casa Tía Luna (CTL) is an Indigenous ancestral healing space founded by Indigenous women in 2020 for where medicine carriers/ practitioners are invited to make their offerings available for our BIPOC communities here in the Bay Area. If you are interested in workshops or trainings for your organization or community, or if you have any questions about Casa Tia Luna, please contact us at tialuna415@gmail.com.

Our Casa Tia Luna Spring 2023 Offerings from our CTL community of maestras, including Michele Elizabeth Lee (Author of Working the Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing), Awon Ohun Omnira (Voices of Freedom, from the Omnira Institute), Maestra Veronica Iglesias (The Jade Oracle), Mama Davina D. Estrella Ramey (Founder, Water and Honey Community Well ), and the Wakan Wiya Two Spirit Drum with drumkeeper Zamora are all listed at https://CasaTiaLuna.eventbrite.com. Follow Casa Tia Luna on Facebook, Instagram, and Eventbrite to receive notices of all our upcoming circles and workshops.

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