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02 Conversations in Healing Justice -- Shawna Wakefield & Teresa Pasquale Mateus

By Kate Werning - Social Justice Organizer & Trainer; Healing Practitioner

In the second episode of Healing Justice Podcast, host Kate Werning is joined by collaborators Shawna Wakefield and Teresa Pasquale Mateus for a conversation about what healing justice means to us and our aspirations for this virtual practice space. We talk spirituality, trauma and resilience, some of the history of this work, gender justice, international work, Standing Rock, self care / collective care / community care, personal stories and struggles in our activism and organizing, sustainability and more. Check out the incredible guests and topics we'll be featuring coming up and sign up for the email list to hear when new episodes drop at www.healingjustice.org As a brand new podcast, we need you to subscribe, give a 5-star rating, and share a positive review to help us continue. Join us in the sustainability and viability of this project and subscribe, rate, & review now! MEET OUR GUESTS Shawna Wakefield is a gender justice advocate, mother of two girls, practitioner of living life wholly and helping other changemakers to do the same. She is bi-racial (African American/white Canadian), grew up in NY and VT, and has lived and worked in Cambodia and Afghanistan. She organized with immigrant and refugee women of color in the 90s, worked with the UN, and was Oxfam International’s Senior Gender Justice Lead for 7 years. She is currently an organizational development and leadership consultant with Gender at Work, and co-facilitates Brown Sugar Yoga for Folks of Color and workshops on collective wellbeing and resilience, including Resilience for Changemakers. Teresa Pasquale Mateus is a trauma therapist, trauma-conscious yoga and embodied care provider, and executive director/co-founder of The Mystic Soul Project - a people of color centered approach to contemplation, activism, and healing. She is author of Mending Broken: A Personal Journey Through the Stages of Trauma & Recovery and Sacred Wounds: A Path to Healing from Spiritual Trauma. Teresa is a collaborator in leading Resilience for Changemakers workshops and is co-developing resources to correlate cycles of personal and trauma and resilience with the ups and downs of the phases of social change. More about Teresa here: www.teresapasqualemateus.com   REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE “Healing justice is the how of our movements – it’s the texture, the experience and the vision that guides us. It’s our effort towards transforming ourselves, our ways of building relationship and our institutions to support and sustain Black aliveness that has carried us forward.” - Prentis Hemphill, Director of Healing Justice for Black Lives Matter Network, from this article in the Huffington Post More on the 2010 US Social Forum healing justice work in this article by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Cara Page & the Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective Icarus Project Black Lives Matter Healing Justice Toolkit UndocuBlack Mental Wellness Initiative UndocuHealth Project from United We Dream UndocuHealing Project from José Arreola-Torres Liberation School Movement Strategy Center reporting on the role of love and power in organizing Gender at Work   PRACTICE  Download the next episode for a brief practice - the reading of a poem. It’s simple and quick -- just getting us into the rhythm of both conversing and practicing together!    JOIN THE COMMUNITY Follow us on Instagram @healingjustice & like our Facebook page We pay for all costs out-of-pocket and this podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help us cover our costs by becoming a sponsor at patreon.com/healingjustice   THANK YOU Mixed and produced by Zach Meyer at the COALROOM Intro and Closing music gifted by Danny O’Brien

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