When: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Where: 75 Waterman, Petteruti Lounge

Time: 5:30-7pm

The U-FLi Center is excited to invite Prentis Hemphill, a healer, movement facilitator and Somatics practicioner, and Erica Woodland (Class of ’02), a healing practitioner, movement leader and Founding Director of the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) for our first spring-time event: Blooming Beyond Survival: Healing Justice in our Working Class communities.

Blooming Beyond Survival will provide space to meditate on the framework of healing justice as a necessary component of our liberation movements, and to understand and cultivate healing from class-based trauma, particularly as working class people. This event will include a discussion between Prentis and Erica, who have worked together closely for many years, as well as guided practice to provide us with tools with which to feel groundedness and connection to ourselves and to each other.

Blooming Beyond Survival will take place on Thursday, March 21st from 5:30-7:00 pm in Petteruti Lounge at Faunce House, 75 Waterman Street

Prentis Hemphill:

“Prentis Hemphill is a genderqueer and Texan born healer, movement facilitator, Somatics teacher, and writer living and working at the convergence of healing, individual and collective transformation, and political organizing. Prentis spent many years developing, learning and contributing to powerful organizations such as generationFIVE, Communities United Against Violence (CUAV), The Relational Center, Dignity and Power Now, Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD) and as the former Healing Justice Director at Black Lives Matter Global Network – grappling with questions of how we value and transform ourselves and our intimate relationships, all while transforming conditions and institutions around us.”

Erica Woodland:

“Erica Woodland is a black queer/genderqueer facilitator, consultant and healing practitioner born and raised in Baltimore, MD. He is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years experience working at the intersections of movements for racial, gender, economic, trans and queer justice and liberation. Erica is the Founding Director of the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color. From 2012 to 2016, he served as the Field Building Director for the Brown Boi Project, a national gender justice organization working to change the way communities of color understand and experience gender. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Brown University in Human Biology and Psychology in 2002.”

Thank you to our co-sponsors, CAPS, Health Services and B-Well for helping to make this event possible.