For immediate Release: Press Advisory
Lisa Gray-Garcia/ PoorNewsNetwork (510) 435-7500
Tony Robles/PoorNewsNetwork (415)374-5344
What: Healing the Hoods- From Oakland to San Francisco
Day 1: July 7th, 10-4p- @ POOR Magazine 2940 16th st #301- San Francisco
Day 2: July 8th 10-5p- (followed by a bbq & Party 5-7p) @ Homefulness 8032 Macarthur Bl East Oakland
Healing the ‘Hoods- From Oakland to San Francisco
A Two Day Cross- Bay Healing through art, food and medicine for Youth, Adults and Elders in Poverty featuring author and community healer Luis J. Rodriguez, 67 Suenos, The Po Poets Project and many more
“Our medicine is already within us,” said Luis J. Rodriguez, author of several important books including his most recent, It Calls You Back, soon to be released on paper back chronicling his own indigenous healing process and so much more.
Healing the Hood is a two day cross-bay, inter-tribal, multi-racial, multi-lingual celebration to heal our bodies, minds, spirits and Pachamama (Mother earth) from the poisons in the air, food, water and land
Featuring author and community scholar Luis J Rodriguez who will lead healing circles on both days, cultural workers/poets from the Po' Poets Project and 67 Suenos, as well as youth, elders, indigenous teachers, cooks, artists and healers sharing ceremony, teaching and healing on how to move off the poisons we as poor people encounter everyday in the US from Burger king to monsanto to the western medical industrial complex and big pharma.
Day 2 will happen in East Oakland to celebrate the launching of the future site of Homefulness and Pachamama community garden- a poor people-led/indigenous people-led solution to Homelessness launched by POOR Magazine
Both events are co-sponsored by POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE & 67 Suenos- POOR Magazine is a grassroots, arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, education and advocacy to youth, adults and elders in poverty locally and globally
NOTE: Luis J Rodriguez will also be present at the following events for book signing of It Calls You Back and a film presentation of the new film Rushing Waters, Rising Dreams: How the Arts are Transforming a Community:
Tuesday, July 10, 6-8pm – Co-sponsored by CURYJ (Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice). SF. Cesar E. Chavez Branch Library, 3301 E 12th Street, Suite 271, Oakland, CA 94601. Books available for purchase courtesy of Modern Times Bookstore, SF and Tia Chucha’s Bookstore.
Contact: Pete Villaseñor, 510.535.5620, pvillasenor [at] oaklandlibrary.org
Wednesday, July 11, 12-3pm -.Co-sponsored by POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE. Books available for purchase courtesy of Readers Bookstore at the Main Library and Tia Chucha’s Bookstore. SF Public Library, 100 Larkin St (@Grove). Koret Auditorium, lower level, SF, CA 94102. This is not a Library Sponsored Program.
Contact: POOR Magazine, 510-435-7500 deeandtiny [at] poormagazine.org http://www.poormagazine.org
Thursday, July 12, 6-8:30pm - Community Co-presenter Cine+Mas Latino Film Festival. Books available for purchase courtesy of Modern Times Bookstore, SF and Tia Chucha’s Bookstore. 826 Valencia, 826 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110.
Contact Raul Alcantar, (826 Staff) 415.642.5905 x209, raul [at] 826valencia.org
, or Modern Times Bookstore, 415.282.9246, events [at] moderntimesbookstore.com
826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6–18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.