The Wholy Trinity: Justice, Healing and Peace
In order to have true peace in any community, there must be a marriage between justice and healing. Whereas peace is often thought of as quiet, passive, and individual, justice requires speaking loud and clear, and taking assertive action to defend our selves and our environment from exploitation, devastation, and depression. Teish will discuss spiritual practices that can be employed to heal emotional burnout,and prevent compassion fatigue, among social justice activists. This talk includes recognizing and celebrating periods of Peace.
Yeye Luisah Teish is an elder in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of the West African diaspora. She is the author of six books most notably Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals. She is the founding Mother of IleOrunmilaOshun, The Jambalaya Spirit Works Community Membership Program, and Ase Theater. She has contributed to 35 anthologies and published articles and artwork in Coreopsis, Cascadia Subduction Zone, Essence, Ms, and SageWoman magazines. Her writings have been translated into German, Spanish, and French. She renders the sacred orature of the African diaspora into interactive workshops, online classes, and ritual theater events that reveal the contemporary applications of this ancient wisdom.
Her credits include the Oprah Winfrey Show (television), Goddess Remembered (film), Nzinga the King Queen (Brooklyn Academy of Music), the Praises for the World Concert (San Francisco) and Resonant Streams: An Ancient Call at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York.
Yeye has lectured, and performed in Europe, Egypt, Mexico, South America, New Zealand, Australia, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean Islands and West Africa. She co-hosts the Institute of Noetic Sciences conferences, teaches for the Shift Network, Sounds True and the Center for Sacred Studies. Her videos, master-classes, and publications can be found at her websites and on Facebook.