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Friday, June 16 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Mamas and Grandmas for the Revolution

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Becoming a mama shakes us to the core, brings up old and new wounds, as well as new capacities to address them. Can we accept all that motherhood and grandmotherhood bring, heal ourselves, and raise children who are brave, creative, compassionate, and ready to address the crucial issues of the 21st century? Mamas and grandmas, let’s embrace the contradictions of mothering, and share specific practices for self-healing and raising 21st century revolutionaries.


Atieno Nyar Kasagam

Zomi Huron is your everyday eastside dreamer with hoop dreams, he fancies himself as a sometimes farmer, mycologist, ideator, and a always father., None
Atieno currently sits on the Detroit Food Policy Council and is a co-ordinator of the Detroit Urban Farmers Network. She is also an urban farmer in Detroit and a Sangoma who leverages writing, music, photography and film to examine social/political issues, to tell stories, and to... Read More →

Adela Nieves

Homemade Healing
Adela Nieves is a new mama who needs more sleep. She is also a Traditional Health and Healing Arts Practitioner, who is deeply committed to her Taino (indigenous peoples of the Caribbean) roots. Adela supports people in their journeys to tell their own story and define health, healing... Read More →

Myrtle Thompson-Curtis

Mama Myrtle helps run Feedom Freedom Farm in Detroit`s east side, and is on the board of the Boggs Center. She is a mother and grandmother., Feedom Freedom
Mama Myrtle Curtis grows food, nurtures generations, and serves as a community anchor on the far east side of Detroit.

Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
State Hall: Room 135