Artists Valerie Perez Ordoñez will facilitate an art therapy workshop where participants will be exposed to different creative practices intended to process and heal from traumas endured by various social and political events happening locally, nationally, internationally, and in personal realms. The workshop is designed to create a healing space for people of people of color, queer people of color, Xican@, Indigenous people (POC/QPOC/Xican@/Indigenous identities). The theme will primarily focus on exploring intersectional trauma(s) inflicted by White supremacy onto POC (people of color) communities.

*Space is limited. RSVP to technicolormorena@gmail.com. An email will be sent to you to confirm whether or not we can accommodate you.

In the workshop, participants will learn how to heal in autonomous and creative ways.  Participants will be introduced to art as a healing, self care, and self preservation modality through the use of zine-making, experiential and expressive learning, through supporting each other in our learning process. 

What this will look like: 

Engaging as a group using art to create a story of our existence as people of color, animating ancestral wisdom and creating autonomous healing methods. 

Further exploring the following questions: 

What does it mean to be rooted? 
What does it mean to be uprooted? 

Answering/Asking questions, participating and cultivating a creative learning environment -using art asa way to communicate, express, and share responses.  

The session will primarily focus on

- creating a visual with words;
- communicating introspectively; 
- animating ideas and thoughts that cannot be expressed in words; 
- learning from our senses;
- renewal and awakening of our learning spirit(s);
- reclaiming ancestral knowledge;  and
- reclaiming our Indigeneity.

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm*
*Space is limited. RSVP to technicolormorena@gmail.com. An email will be sent to you to confirm whether or not we can accommodate you.