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Healing Circle: Conflict Resolution and Peace
July 20, 2018, at 6pm
In conjunction with the “Art and Healing” exhibition, Mia is co-hosting a series of workshops and discussions with artists and facilitators to open up opportunities for dialogue and allow visitors to creatively engage around important issues of injustice and healing. Some conversations are intended to offer strategies for self-care and healing; some are geared toward supporting learning, growth, and understanding around racial justice; and some are designed for visitors to come together to explore art as a powerful vehicle for addressing injustice and a tool for community healing.
Led by David Carson and Connie Rhodes, this circle will draw upon indigenous and African cultural practices to create a space for authentic discussion, conflict resolution, and peace. The facilitators—Carson as a first responder EMT/firefighter, and Rhodes as a mother of five Black boys—bring their personal experience to lead a discussion on the impact that violence has had on all of us. Participants will be asked to stay the whole time (90 minutes) to complete the healing circles process.
Free; advance rsvp requested to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Facilitators
David Carson, founder of Cause & Effect, is a product of the inner-city streets. Overcoming chemical abuse, abandoning criminal activity, and cutting ties with negative influences, Carson has since enjoyed a healthy lifestyle and a newly developed passion to use his experience to touch and enrich the lives of others. Carson has established a successful career in social services and has become a positive influence in the lives of many youth and young fathers in the metro area. He created Cause & Effect with a passion to empower and strengthen the minds of urban youth who are at risk of becoming entrenched in the criminal justice system.