Ancestors In Training: Writing the Future W/Veronica Agard
“We are the ancestors of the future and what we do now will have an impact.” - Yeye Luisah Teish
This is part 1 of the 3-part Ancestors in Training Series creating and facilitated by Verionca Agard.
How can we live lives that our descendants and the next seven generations can be proud of? How can we walk with integrity in the face of an uncertain future? As New Age science catches up with ancient and sacred technologies, what will we do with the tools that we’ve been given? During this exploratory workshop, collaborators will explore these questions through a guided healing practice featuring mixed media, discussion groups and writing with the intention of rediscovering how to navigate being Ancestors in Training.
Thursday, September 13 - Ancestors in Training - Queering Divinity
Thursday, October 11 - Ancestors in Training - Activation Through Movement
When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (120 East 125th Street, East Harlem)
Admission: $10.00 | Register Here
Veronica Agard is an alchemist, educator and connector at the intersections of Black identity, wellness, representation, and culture. Of Afro-West Indian, African-American and Indigenous descent, she continues to experiment with healing modalities such movement, singing, herbalism, divination, capoeira, and yoga. Her primary channel is writing, and holds healing space for the community through writing cyphers. She is the curator of the Who Heals the Healer series and the conference of the same name.
Veronica is a firm believer of putting theory in to practice. She has extensive experience in community outreach, activism, journalism and social media, and focuses her energies on projects dealing with issues of gender, race, culture and human rights.
Veronica is a proud 2014 graduate of The City College of New York with a BA in international studies and history and is a founder of the Sister Circle Collective. Through archival research at the Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamerica (CIRMA), she completed her undergraduate thesis on the complex histories of sexual assault and violence against women in post-conflict Guatemala. As a writer, her work has been featured in The Grio, Let Your Voice Be Heard, Mic and For Harriet.
No matter the role, she offers her expressions as a means to amplify the voices of those that walk with her. She seeks to do this work through her latest platform, Vera Icon, LLC.