Who Heals the Healer: The Convergence
"For those who feel too much, may you guard your position as holy."
As tensions rise, so has the need for more healers. The waymakers, the agents of change, the ones armed with compassion.
But how many folks who step into this work have become burnt out or hurt along the way? What kind of long-term impact can we have if we don’t share the same healing methods we give to others with ourselves? How can we be a support system for others without depleting ourselves? How can we develop tools to thrive as opposed to just surviving? Who heals the healer?
A large scale conference of the event series, the intention of the convergence is to cultivate an ecosystem rooted in community care for wellness, social justice and healing practitioners who can hold space for one another as they continue to hold space for community. The curated techniques and solutions from this series will be shared widely in the form of a publication in 2018.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10am-5pm
Where: Mayday Space, 176 St. Nicholas Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
10:00am - Doors Open
10:30am - Opening Ceremony
11:00am -12:00pm - Round 1 of Experiences
12:05pm -1:05pm - Round 2 of Experiences
1:10pm - 2:25pm - Lunch and Vendors/Practitioners Market
2:30pm - 3:30pm - Round 3 of Experiences
3:35pm - 4:35pm - Round 4 of Experiences
4:40pm - 5:00pm - Closing Ceremony
** 5:00pm - 10:00pm - After Vibes at Starr Bar with Uptown Vinyl Supreme
The Mayday Space is a multi-level building in Bushwick. The breakout sessions will take place primarily on the second and third floor. Mayday does not have an elevator, but has two stairwells and has approximately 5-7 steps in between each floor. Mayday has gender neutral bathrooms on two levels.
This is space is open to anyone who considers themselves to be a healer, but will center the experiences of BIPOC, WOC and QTPOC folks. If you are a co-conspirator/ally, please be mindful of this.
Multiple expressions of healers are welcome, including and not excluding; birthworkers, parents, youth workers, curators, teachers, nurses, doctors, diviners, social workers, artists, witches, energy workers, empaths, organizers, creatives, movement workers, yogis, musicians, djs, reiki practitioners, herbalists, farmers, the strong friend; and any role that calls upon someone to constantly hold space for others.
If you're interested in being a part of this space in a more tangible way as a media artist or volunteer - please fill out this form (http://bit.ly/2EegA91)
Donation based entry (whatever amount folks can give) which will be collected at the door as well as online. No one will be turned away due a lack of funds. Funds raised go directly towards the cost of renting the space and left over funds will go to folks who present different experiences.
Subdrive is proud to present a night of dancing and connection with special guests Uptown Vinyl Supreme, a DJ collective paying homage to the analog roots of music, nightlife, and dance culture.
Through the night you’ll hear an all vinyl set celebrating the foundations of dance music from various cultures including disco, salsa, afro house, and more as selected by UVS selectors Sunny Cheeba, Silver Disco, DJ Buddy, and DJ Brujo Boogie. They’ll be accompanied by live drumming to elevate the vibe to another level.
SATURDAY MARCH 17th
**Location to be revealed week of to Guest List Holders.**
GUEST LIST OPENS MARCH 5th
We are EXTRA excited to announce that this coming March's special guest DJ for UVS First Saturdays is none other than DJ TONY TOUCH
Not only will we have the legendary DJ/Producer/Breaker/MC getting down in The Boogie Down, but we'll also have craft beer specials courtesy of Southern Tier Brewing Company, a variety of empanadas by Dita Empanada, and Mike's Hot Honey available for patrons and dancers to sip/snack on between grooves.
We'll also have our wonderful body art and energy work family of 320 Body Art (Katori Walker and Evan Bishop) in the building holding space and grace with their magical seat and skills. You definitely won't want to miss out!
We will be streaming a very special mix on UVS.FM for all of our lovers out there. Whether you're with a friend, a date, your partner or just yourself tune in and hop on the mothership!
Your captains for the night will be Dj's Buddy, Brujo Boogie, Sunny Cheeba, Silver Disco and a special guest appearance by our friend Donis. Tune in on your cell phone, laptop or smart tv HERE.
Opening Reception Music Provided By:
Uptown Vinyl Supreme
COCO 144 (Roberto Gualtieri) is a native New Yorker and a pioneer of the subway aerosol movement. In Late 1969 he began writing his name on the streets, then the subways. In 1972 he innovated the use of the stencil, allowing him to paint his unique style citywide.
COCO transitioned from subway writing onto canvas and cofounded the collective United Graffiti Artists (UGA). In 1973, he introduced subway aerosol writing in groundbreaking show at the Razor Gallery in Soho. This pivotal event shifted the public's perception of graffiti and ushered in a new art form that would become a global cultural phenomenon.
Coco's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Artists Space in New York City, The Ninth Biennial in Havana, Cuba, The Cartier Foundation in Paris, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, Colorado.
COCO 144 currently lives and paints in New York City
As we approach the first days of winter UVS radio will be live, once again, for our first UVS + Chill installment. From 8- 11 PM on the solstice eve we invite you to tune in as we spin live from the Boogie Down to wheverer you are. So share the link (UVS.FM) or directly click the link provided on our page and kick back with some tea, layers, a friend, a lover or a glass a wine and let us take you on a ride.
Catch our very own DJ Buddy providing the sounds for DWDC Healths Uptown Art Market. This event is for and by People of Color, LGBTQ and/or Uptown folks. The holiday season is upon us, and we support our own. They will be diving into the conversation of reclaiming what the holidays mean to us and how we celebrate, where we shop, and how we resist by reclaiming where our money goes. Let's support our local artists that are doing the groundwork and also making beautiful noise with their beautiful creations.
FREE Beer courtesty of @uptownbeersociety
Cinder Block People is a newly opened record store in Harlem. This Sunday they are inviting back some of the DJ's that have shopped with them to play some records. DJ Buddy will be hopping on the set at 6 PM. Bring non-perishable food items to be donated for $2 off your purchase.