Thu, Jul 27|
Online Meet and Greet
Practitioner Circles Monthly Event
Join fellow practitioners in sharing our favorite traditional games and our relationship to them as a function of play, tradition, community, and connection.
Time & Location
Jul 27, 7:00 PM – Nov 30, 8:00 PM
Online Meet and Greet
About the event
As a way of honoring the vision, spiritual call, and intentions of the work of Healing, Arts, and Spiritual Justice (HEARTS Justice) practitioners, Acorn is piloting intentional care and praxis spaces for practitioners to have opportunities for connection, engagement, growing interdependence and solution-storming. This effort is being activated through Practitioner Circles.
Practitioner Circles offer spaces circles for connection, learning, playing, as well as fortifying and growing ourselves and our practices. Practitioner Circles will also offer opportunities for practitioners to strategize and vision collectively around our sustainability, how to keep our work in integrity and aligned with our values while working the growing edge of integrating HEARTS Justice work into movements for liberation. Another important component of this initiative is an intentional time to just be with one another, classic kiki time, and a place to let down the focus on the needs of others and return to ourselves, and our humanity.
This years dates are at 4pm PT | 5pm MT | 6pm CT | 7pm ET on:
June 29th - Game-Night & House Rules for HEARTS folk
Join us in sharing our favorite traditional games (likely all Black - such as spades, pitty-pat and new ones like Black Card Revoked) and our relationship to them as a function of play, tradition, community, and connection.
July 27th (Theme TBD)
August 31 (Theme TBD) & Practitioner Retreat (Date TBD)
September 28th (Theme TBD)
October 26th (Theme TBD)
Novemeber 30th (Theme TBD)
Meet your facilitator and Acorn's Director of Partnerships: Naimah Efia (all pronouns okay, name preferred) is a holistic health practitioner, specializing in mental health and psychic emancipation. Through a commitment to self-determined healing for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), Naimah activates transformation within a politicized praxis of decolonial care. Decolonial care allows for the return to our inherent right to heal, and be healed on our own terms, and in line with our legacies and traditions past, present, and future.
Naimah also teaches yoga and offers integrative training on the intersections of yoga, social justice and identity politics. They're a proud Ma-MaGe of twins, as well as a doula, who centers reproductive mental health across the spectrum of birthwork. Naimah offers their skills & care as a healing justice practitioner, liberation-based educator and community activist. Their array of expertise creates a radically integrated approach to healing and responding to violence. The approach is informed by activism, esotericism, mindfulness, movement, liberation psychology, and indigenous traditions of the diaspora. Naimah has cultivated a framework and praxis that offers expansive engagement and structurally grounds their clinical training in over 20 years of experience and deep understanding of trauma and its psychic impact on the human condition.