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Holistic Disaster Preparation: Herbs & 1st Aid for A Community Response
Date Friday May 25
Time 7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location Details
The Humanist Hall: 390 27th Street, midtown Oakland
between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill.
http://www.humanisthall.net/DIRECTIONS.htm
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/Authordixie
This is a progressive 8 hour workshop for all in the community! Holistic Disaster Preparation:
Herbs & First Aid For A Community-Based Response

This Workshop will discuss the basics of an organized alternative response & will give you skills you can use in your daily life to create the world you want to live in!

Friday, May 25, 7-9 PM & Saturday May 26, 9AM -4PM

Hurricane Katrina revealed massive deficiencies in the government’s ability to respond to natural disasters. But the seeds of the disaster in the Gulf Coast were sowed by decades of racist and oppressive social neglect that left levees, public health, education and housing systems in shambles. The real disaster in New Orleans is occurring now almost two years after Katrina has passed. Displaced residents daily battle the governments and disaster capitalists for the right to return to their city. Neighborhoods are still struggling against gentrification and big industries to get affordable housing, functioning school and health care systems as well as access to adequate food. Is the Bay Area’s social infrastructure any stronger than what existed in New Orleans before the storm? What weaknesses in our system would a natural disaster expose? Are we prepared to respond to the next major disaster in the Bay Area?
This training is for people wanting to support communities working for self-determination before, and after disasters of any kind. We offer individuals basic first aid skills useful for surviving natural disasters. We emphasize herbal medicine as an accessible, and effective form of health care. Instructors will draw upon our experiences as health care advocates & practitioners, street medics, & volunteers at Common Ground Health Clinic in New Orleans.

As climate change brings on unprecedented natural disasters will the Bay Area reach out to those communities it has historically neglected? . Can we stand in solidarity with threatened communities now so that when disaster hits no one will be left to starve on their rooftops?

Prepare & Respond to Emergency Situations.

• Learn About Basic First Aid Skills Using Wilderness Medicine & Western Herbalism.
• Get to Know Locally Grown Herbs to Add to Your Emergency First Aid Kit.
• Herbal Treatments for Injuries, Ailments, & Stress
• Grow Herbs In Urban Areas.
• Learn about Aftercare & Health & Safety Tips.
• Long-term Strategies & Resources for Community Self-Reliance.
It is possible for individuals to acquire life skills needed to survive natural disasters, and to live healthier lives in general. What the government refuses to do, we can. We all need to come alive and recognize our collective healing potential; the need is urgent.

The skills and knowledge from this 8 hour work shop are meant to empower and inspire us to organize throughout our communities. Instructors will draw upon our experiences as health care advocates & practitioners, street medics, & volunteers at Common Ground Health Clinic in New Orleans.

$70.00 sliding scale; no one turned away. (Proceeds will go to the Ohlone Center of Herbal Studies) RSVP.
dixieb [at] riseup.net
Added to the calendar on Thursday May 24th, 2007 12:51 PM
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