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Saturday, June 16 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Healing Uses of Plant Technology

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Plants are one of our most powerful healing technologies available – but do we know how to access and use them? This workspace and skillshare will explore the meaning of plants as technology, and will share three plant technologies – shamanic, herbal, and horticultural – that can be even more integrated into the broader web of relationships that support all of us. We hope participants will feel inspired to continue integrating plant technologies into their lives as part of our liberation ecology.

Presenters
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Karen L. Culpepper

Karen L. Culpepper (she/her/hers) is a Chinese-DEAUS (Descendant of Enslaved Africans in the US) clinical herbalist and licensed massage therapist. She is founder of the MD-based clinical herbal practice, Embracing Rhythm, and apothecary, Sacred Legacy Herbal Apothecary. Karen’s unique herbalist contribution centers on the ways in which the energetics of plant medicine can support deep healing. Her particular focus areas are intergenerational trauma and its impact on physiology and womb restoration. Within the intersection of historical trauma of the African slave trade and womb healing, her study and knowledge of cotton root bark was recently published in the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild and offers a powerful perspective on role of plant spirit healing in the context of political changes and reproductive resistance., The Oxalis Collective
Karen L. Culpepper (she/her/hers) is a Chinese-DEAUS (Descendant of Enslaved Africans in the US) clinical herbalist and licensed massage therapist. She is founder of the MD-based clinical herbal practice, Embracing Rhythm, and apothecary, Sacred Legacy Herbal Apothecary. Karen's unique... Read More →
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Richael Faithful

Richael Faithful (they/them/theirs) is a DC-based multidisciplinary folk healing artist and healing justice practitioner from the U.S. Black diasporic healing tradition called conjure. Faithful is known for their spiritual support of activists of all backgrounds including leaders of The Movement 4 Black Lives. Their healing work has been nationally featured in Everyday Feminism, Colorlines, HuffPost, The Root, among others. They have also contributed to several anthologies, including Lambda Literary award nominee, Outside the XY: Queer, Black and Brown Masculinity, and Land Justice: Re-Imagining Land, Food and the Commons. Faithful is former Shaman-in-Residence for Freed Bodyworks. Before their formal initiation, Faithful was an Equal Justice Works Fellow/Staff Attorney and community organizer. Also: www.richaelfaithful.com, The Oxalis Collective
Richael Faithful (they/them/theirs) is a DC-based multidisciplinary folk healing artist and healing justice practitioner from the U.S. Black diasporic healing tradition called conjure. Faithful is known for their spiritual support of activists of all backgrounds including leaders... Read More →
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Miriam Zoila Pérez

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Miriam Zoila Pérez (Tonic Podcast) is a DC-based Cuban-American writer and activist whose work has circled around the themes of race, gender and health for over a decade, and the co-founder of the Oxalis Collective. Pérez is trained in the healing modalities of doula and massage... Read More →


Saturday June 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Room 285