Holistic Safety and Security
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About This Event
How do we protect ourselves and our communities amidst this pandemic?
In this learning offering this will be the primary guiding question that we will be exploring together through the lens of Healing Justice using Holistic Safety and Security as our vehicle.
Holistic safety and security is a framework that has been utilized by human rights defenders in the Global South to care for themselves and their communities in the face of violence from the state, non-state actors and natural and manmade disasters. It involves all aspects of an individual's well-being; from physical, emotional/psycho-social, spiritual and digital safety and security and ties that to be overall well being of their community. This approach is rooted in visionary organizing, community protection and in dismantling settler colonial, patriarchal and white supremacist modes of being and thinking around safety and security.
In uncertain times, frontline communities have built innovative adaptation methods to navigate, move through and thrive in spite of violent conditions. Join us for a conversation on how to cultivate survival and wellness strategies grounded in Healing Justice, strategic nonviolence and shared learnings from frontline human rights defenders in the Global South. We will be learning from tactical lessons and wisdom shared by Tibetan freedom fighters, LGBTQ+ activists in Myanmar, Indigenous Water Protectors from Turtle Island and Maori Land Defenders from Aotearoa.
For this interactive workshop we will be focused on emotional, spiritual and physical safety and security. Participants are encouraged to have the following materials for the workshop: a dedicated notepad, blank sheet of paper and writing/drawing tools.
May the karmic merit generated in this shared learning space be dedicated to the liberation of all beings from suffering.
Kalaya'an Mendoza is a Queer Disabled Filipinx Immigrant . He is recognized as an award willing Healing Justice facilitator, a TIME Magazine recognized Disaster Preparedness expert, nonviolent direct action trainer and human rights activist with a decades-long background working in solidarity with frontline communities around the world on their holistic safety and security strategies. He is the co-founder of Across Frontlines, an organization that works alongside directly impacted communities in the Global South building a safer and more equitable world.
IG & Twitter: @kalamendoza
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