As we create the world we know is possible we require consistent practices for our individual and collective resilience.
In this session led by Hanifa Nayo Washington, we’ll explore the practices of sacred activism, conscious co-creation, and heart listening. This is a liberated space for reflection, mindful connection, and deepening.
Studio space is made possible through the City of Vancouver Department of Cultural Services
About Hanifa Nayo Washington
Sacred Activism + Spiritual Resilience + Cultivating Beloved Community
Hanifa Nayo Washington, she/her/hers, is a sacred activist, healing justice practitioner, communications strategist, and digital creative, with 25 years of values-based nonprofit leadership. Hanifa, an equity & belonging facilitator, reiki master practitioner, musician, and thought partner, works at the intersection of mindfulness, place making, and social justice to cultivate organizations, gatherings, spaces, and experiences rooted in the values of beloved community.
Hanifa is Founding Team Emerita of Fireside Project - a nonprofit that is creating systemic change in the field of psychedelics in three key domains: safety, diversity, and equitable access. Through their Psychedelic Peer Support Line, Fireside Project has created a nationwide safety net that has substantially decreased 911 calls and hospitalizations while democratizing access to free high-quality care. The line has received over 11,000 calls since launching in April of 2021.
Hanifa is the Co-lead Investigator of the burgeoning field catalyst the Psychedelic Health Equity Initiative. PHEI is in its beginning stages with the primary objectives of identifying and creating investment opportunities for philanthropy to fund demonstration projects that will encourage governments, private sector actors and foundations to invest in equitable access to psychedelic assisted therapies for marginalized communities.
Hanifa is also the Co-founder and Organizing Principal of One Village Healing, an online BIPOC centered healing, resilience, and psychedelic wellness space. In 2017 Hanifa released her 3rd album Mantras for the Revolution. Hanifa offers this soulful, connective, kirtan-style, collective practice as medicine in this time of revolution that is both- within us and around us.
Hanifa is a native of Detroit, Michigan. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
To ensure accessibility, this is a hybrid event and will be available for participation online via Zoom. Live captioning will be available. ASL interpretation can be provided upon request with adequate notice. In person: For in-person participation, Naomi Grace Studio is located at street level with a single-occupancy, wheelchair accessible washroom. There is metered street parking and several major bus routes close by. A map is available to view here: https://tinyurl.com/naomigracestudio Although there is no age requirement to attend, this event is not intended for young children. Smudging/smoke cleansing happens regularly in the studio. Some scented products have been used in the space, but we will refrain from using them for 48 hours prior to the event. In consideration of those with allergies and sensitivities, we ask that you refrain from using perfumes or scented body products prior to the workshop. Masking is optional but encouraged. We are offering this session Masks and hand sanitizer will be made available. If you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms the day of the event, please choose to participate online instead. There will be a variety of seating options including stools, folding chairs and floor cushions. This is a stimming-positive space. The studio is a space made safe for those in active recovery from alcohol and for those who abstain from drinking. There is no alcohol permitted on site and we ask that those who use alcohol refrain from doing so prior to the workshop. Service dogs are welcome.
Equity, Reciprocity and Healing
This event is being hosted in the art studio of Naomi Grace, located place on the unceded and occupied ancestral territories of the (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.
To prioritize and facilitate the participation of PRERD; people of resource exploited and resource-denied communities (ie. Black, Indigenous, POC, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2SIA+, low-income), this workshop is provided to the community at no cost.
If you do not identify as PRERD, please redirect funds you would have paid for this workshop and participate in mutual aid efforts through the Vines Artist Survival and Healing Fund