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Healing Justice Podcast is a virtual practice space, bridging conversations at the intersections of collective healing & social change. Hosted by organizer and healing practitioner Kate Werning, each week we share a conversation with a powerful social justice leader, and an accompanying audio practice to help resource you in your leadership and the wellbeing of you and your people. ---

Topics of focus include community organizing and activism, social movements, resistance, trauma and resilience, self care / community care / collective care, physical wellness, emotional and mental health, sustainability, self-determination, organizational culture, alternative holistic health, ancestral traditions, radical healers, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and embodying our politics. Supporting you in the inner and outer work required for liberation.

Healing Justice Podcast Kate Werning - Social Justice Organizer & Trainer; Healing Practitioner

    • Society & Culture

Healing Justice Podcast is a virtual practice space, bridging conversations at the intersections of collective healing & social change. Hosted by organizer and healing practitioner Kate Werning, each week we share a conversation with a powerful social justice leader, and an accompanying audio practice to help resource you in your leadership and the wellbeing of you and your people. ---

Topics of focus include community organizing and activism, social movements, resistance, trauma and resilience, self care / community care / collective care, physical wellness, emotional and mental health, sustainability, self-determination, organizational culture, alternative holistic health, ancestral traditions, radical healers, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and embodying our politics. Supporting you in the inner and outer work required for liberation.

    2020 Visioning: a New Years Practice with Alicia Garza

    2020 Visioning: a New Years Practice with Alicia Garza

    Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, offers a visioning practice to guide us through the transition from 2019 into 2020 with focused personal & political power.
     
    You'll need 30 minutes, and ideally a printed version of the accompanying visual guide (though it also works with a piece of paper and something to write with). This practice can be done alone or in a group. 
     
    Download the visual guide, read Alicia's full bio, and access the transcript at http://healingjustice.org/podcast/2020
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    BOOK CLUB
    We are so happy to announce our next Book Club selection: Healing Resistance, a Radically Different Response to Harm by Kazu Haga. Parallax Press (Thich Nhat Hanh's publishing house) is graciously offering 15% off using the code PODCAST.
    Join us to connect with other listeners via our self-organizing map, access resources from past book club selections Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good & Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture, and more at www.patreon.com/healingjustice
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    GET CONNECTED WITH US
    Everything you need to know to join the community lives at www.healingjustice.org/community
    Help sustain this work: http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 
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    Thank you to Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing & mastering, Danny O'Brien & Unicorn Heads for music, Josiah Werning for cover art, and Siana Sonoquie for design and illustration on the visual guide that accompanies this practice.
    Thank you to our sponsor, Kalliopeia Foundation: Dedicated to reconnecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. Learn more at kalliopeia.org

    • 27 min
    Going Internal: an update from Healing Justice Podcast

    Going Internal: an update from Healing Justice Podcast

    Podcast founder & host Kate Werning shares an update on our project's internal life, the lengthening timeline of our name change process, and our upcoming healing & hibernation season.
     
    You'll also hear about our upcoming Book Club selection & a preview of our special New Years Practice from Alicia Garza, coming your way on 12/30!
     
    Find all show notes & access the transcript of this episode at http://healingjustice.org/podcast/53
     
    To send us ideas, encouragement, stories, and love during our healing & hibernation time, email healingjusticepodcast@gmail.com
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    BOOK CLUB
    We are so happy to announce our next Book Club selection: Healing Resistance, a Radically Different Response to Harm by Kazu Haga. Parallax Press (Thich Nhat Hanh's publishing house!) is graciously offering 15% off using the code PODCAST.
    Join us to connect with other listeners via our self-organizing map, access resources from past book club selections Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good & Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture, and more at www.patreon.com/healingjustice
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    GET CONNECTED WITH US
    Everything you need to know to join the community lives at www.healingjustice.org/community
    Help sustain this work: http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 
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    Thank you to Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing & mastering, Josiah Werning for graphic design, and our Advisory Circle [most pictured in the episode art] for their participation in shaping the decisions mentioned in this episode.

    • 20 min
    Follow the Ones Who Know the Way: a love poem for young leaders by Taj James

    Follow the Ones Who Know the Way: a love poem for young leaders by Taj James

    As the Generation Transformation Series draws to a close, our series host Taj James offers an original poem as a love letter to young leadership. May our young leaders continue to inspire and bring forth a world rooted in justice. For the full text of the poem, visit http://healingjustice.org/podcast/generation4
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    This series is in partnership with the Next Gen Fund, a response to a growing call from frontline organizers to learn from restorative & transformative practices in order to support a rising generation of social justice leaders and nurture sustainable approaches to organizing and community building. To see the full series, visit www.healingjustice.org/generation
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    GET CONNECTED WITH US
    Everything you need to know to join the community lives at www.healingjustice.org/community
    Help sustain this work: http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 
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    Thank you to our production team on this episode: our Producer Jhaleh Akhavan, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

    • 9 min
    Practice: Investing in Leadership with Freedom, Inc.

    Practice: Investing in Leadership with Freedom, Inc.

    How do we invest in leadership and political development in our communities and believe in our people’s potential to grow, while simultaneously protecting the most vulnerable as others are in their learning process? Kabzuag Vaj, Zon Moua, and Bianca Gomez from Freedom, Inc. offer some of their practices for recognizing how we may cause harm as we are learning and building together, and how to implement policies and structures centering the well-being and leadership of those most impacted by systems of oppression as we build healthier movement spaces. They specifically share some of their lessons as a Southeast Asian and Black organization to transform Southeast Asian anti-Blackness into active policies that promote the wellness of the Black community.
    You don't need any special materials for this practice, other than paper and something to write with if you would like to take notes or reflect. Enjoy the learning!
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    CONVERSATION EPISODE:
    Last week we heard a conversation with Zon Moua, Bianca Gomez, and Kabzuag Vaj from Freedom, Inc., along with Taj James, host of the Generation Transformation series, sharing about multiracial organizing for gender justice, building across cultural practices, and committing to principled movement through holistic healing. Go back and check out that conversation, and subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss compelling conversations like this one!
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    For full show notes, transcript, bios of our guests, and additional resources from this episode, visit http://healingjustice.org/podcast/generation3p
    This series is in partnership with the Next Gen Fund, a response to a growing call from frontline organizers to learn from restorative & transformative practices in order to support a rising generation of social justice leaders and nurture sustainable approaches to organizing and community building. To see the full series, visit www.healingjustice.org/generation

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    GET CONNECTED WITH US
    Everything you need to know to join the community lives at www.healingjustice.org/community
    Help sustain this work: http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 
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    Thank you to our production team on this episode: our Producer Jhaleh Akhavan, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design. 

    • 26 min
    Generative Organizations with Freedom, Inc.

    Generative Organizations with Freedom, Inc.

    Freedom Inc. staff Kabzuag Vaj, Bianca Gomez, and Zon Moua join us for a conversation about the complexities of building a multi-generational, multi-racial, multi-gender organization working to end violence and advance gender & racial justice in Madison, WI. Their real talk about building leadership long-term, and enacting accountability while welcoming members to grow, embodies disciplined, graceful, transformative base-building.
    For full show notes, transcript, bios of our guests, and additional resources from this episode, visit http://healingjustice.org/podcast/generation3 
    The Generation Transformation podcast series is in partnership with the Next Gen Fund, which is a response to a growing call from frontline organizers to learn from restorative & transformative practices in order to support a rising generation of social justice leaders and nurture sustainable approaches to organizing and community building. To see the full series, visit www.healingjustice.org/generation

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    In the practice episode (airing next week), Zon, Bianca, and Kabzuag offer some of their practices for how to implement policies and structures centering both the well-being and leadership of those most impacted by systems of oppression, as we continually work to build healthy movement spaces. They share some of their lessons as a Southeast Asian and Black organization to shift anti-Blackness and sexism into active policies that promote the wellness and protection of all of their members. Subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss it!
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    GET CONNECTED WITH US
    Everything you need to know to join the community lives at www.healingjustice.org/community
    Help sustain this work: http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 
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    Thank you to our production team on this episode: our Producer Jhaleh Akhavan, and Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing and mastering.

    • 58 min
    Practice: Cultural Humility with Chinese Progressive Association

    Practice: Cultural Humility with Chinese Progressive Association

    In this practice episode, Carolyn Nguyen and Emily Wong of Chinese Progressive Association’s Youth MOJO (Movement of Justice and Organizing) offer us a practice they use with young folks to cultivate cultural humility. They dispel the myth of cultural competency, inviting us instead into deep listening and reflection on what it takes to build deep cross-cultural and cross-generational trust and understanding.
    When you're ready to practice, you'll need a journal and something to write with. You can also follow along using their worksheet, linked here at our website: http://healingjustice.org/podcast/generation2p
     
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    CONVERSATION EPISODE:Last week we heard from Lai Wa Wu, Emily Wong, Angela Zhou, and interpreter Adrian Leong of Chinese Progressive Association & Youth MOJO (Movement of Justice and Organizing) about the challenges and victories of intergenerational organizing, the complexity of cross-cultural work across generations, and the importance of incorporating mental health supports in youth organizing. Go back and check out that conversation, and subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss compelling conversations like this one!
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    For full show notes, transcript, bios of our guests, and additional resources from this episode, visit http://healingjustice.org/podcast/generation2p
     
    This series is in partnership with the Next Gen Fund, a response to a growing call from frontline organizers to learn from restorative & transformative practices in order to support a rising generation of social justice leaders and nurture sustainable approaches to organizing and community building. To see the full series, visit www.healingjustice.org/generation
     

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    GET CONNECTED WITH US
    Everything you need to know to join the community lives at www.healingjustice.org/community
    Help sustain this work: http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 
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    Thank you to our production team on this episode: our Producer Jhaleh Akhavan, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

    • 16 min

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