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SYNERGY: a healing arts fundraiser for the UHURU (freedom) Movement

Saturday, June 23, 2012
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Wendy Snyder
Location Details:
Aquarian Heart Center, 4920 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Synergy: the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements.

Come get a massage, accupuncture, chiropractic and other types of bodywork. Get info about nutrition, health and also natural healing and childbirth. The event will begin and end with a brief meditation.

This is the bringing together of those who are interested in health and well-being to support the work of the Uhuru Movement and build for the Oakland Freedom Summer Project.

$20 suggested donation for entry/ $15-30 sliding scale Includes two to three 20 minute sessions with the practitioner of your choice, tea, music and presentation about the Oakland Freedom Summer Project.

Our partial list of practitioners include:

Erika L. Rosenberg, Meditation
Erika Rosenberg has been practicing meditation for over 22 years. Although her primary background is in Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingma lineage), she has also been influenced profoundly by Vipassana teachings. In her classes, Erika specializes in integrating traditional Buddhist practices with key concepts and techniques from Western Psychology to help people navigate the challenges of daily life and work. Erika teaches regularly at Nyingma Institute of Tibetan Studies in Berkeley, CA and through the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University.

Ursula Ferreira, Birth Alchemy/Body Wisdom
Life shows me that to honor the body, its mysteries, rituals, and transformations, is to honor the soul and spirit, for all of our spiritual experiences occur in relation to our bodies. With a life-long interest in women's cycles of life, I have studied and explored birth, sexuality, embodiment, herbs, bodywork and feminine spirituality.

Bruno Ferreira, Dr. Bruno's Bodywork
craniosacral therapist, astronomer, yogi and educator living in Oakland, CA. He received his bachelor degree in physics from the University of Lisbon and his graduate studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville. His doctorate in Astrophysics was awarded in 2010 and his thesis work was focused on the shapes and structures of very young stellar nurseries.

Dr. L. Samsarah Morgan, Nia Healing Center
Samsarah is a Birth and Post Partum Doula, counselor and child birth educator. Dr.. Morgan is the director the Nia Healing Center as well as the director of Birth Professionals of the Bay Area , a training center for Birth Doulas, Childbirth Educators, Post Partum Care Providers, and Birth Activists.

Jenna Forder, Empowering Birth & Family Services
Jenna is a certified Prenatal, Birth and Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator providing services to families in the Bay Area. A graduate of the California College of the Arts with a BFA in Ceramics, she also practices mixed media art. She is a mother of a wonderful little girl who is an inspiration for both her birth work and her artwork.

The Oakland Freedom Summer Project
(OFSP), an effort designed to strengthen the self-determination, economic development and social justice programs led by and for the Black community. The OFSP is organizing volunteers to support the community garden, the commercial kitchen and the other programs that will be operating out of the East Oakland Uhuru House.

All these programs are so important in challenging the economic quarantine and martial law that exist in different parts of our city that negatively impact the quality of life.
For more info about the OFSP and to register, see

This event is sponsored by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, building principled solidarity from the white community and other allies under the leadership of the African freedom struggle. For more info about USM and how to join, see

Email oakland [at] for more info or to participate.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 4:09PM
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