Special Guest Speaker Sade Musa: The Roots Of Our Resistance: Remembering Our Ancestors Through Plants

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Special Guest Speaker Sade Musa: The Roots Of Our Resistance: Remembering Our Ancestors Through Plants


Class Description November 9th 5pm -9pm


In this workshop, herbalist Sade Musa will discuss how decolonizing traditional medicine ways are a form of ancestor veneration, and why this work should be revitalized for modern liberation movements. Together we will explore the ways in which African diasporic peoples have historically used plants to assert autonomy under oppressive conditions, the medico-spiritual resistance cultures of slavery and post-bellum times, and the plant knowledge modern Blacks folk use to advance health equity.  We’ll outline the influence Africans have had on other healing traditions, and the impact suppression of our medicine had on our communities. We will end by diving deeper into what it means to decolonize our medicine, and move through an activity to help participants connect with their ancestral plants. Please bring a plant relative you feel connected to for the ancestor altar.

Sade Musa is an herbalist, wellness educator, and activist. She founded Roots of Resistance -- a project which aims to reconnect people with their ancestral healing practices and address health disparities and other forms of injustice impacting marginalized communities. You can learn more about her work by following her on Facebook or Instagram at @rootsofresistance.

come for the meet and greet before hand and stay for the opportunity to do a little shopping of Sade’s items.

We do have limited match scholarship spot options available. please email us at sacredlattice@gmail.com titled Roots of Resistance Remembering our Ancestors
you pay $15 and we have someone willing to match the second half for you. Preference given to African diasporic people.

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The space we are holding this event is not wheelchair accessible.