Latinx Healing from colonialism toolkit

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This toolkit was developed for Latinx Healing from Colonialism meet-up in the Healing Justice Track at the 2018 Allied Media Conference, co-facilitated by Alexandra Corwin and Diana Quinn. We acknowledge and uphold that the AMC is held on Anishinaabe land in a predominantly Black city. We see Healing Justice as the practice of movement towards abundance at the intersection of intergenerational trauma, current structures of oppression, and a generative and co-created future. We hold that joy and pleasure create possibility to be in right relationship with ourselves, each other, our land, and our spirits. We strive to demystify healing and to make it accessible to everyone. We believe that each person is an expert of their own experience, body, and needs and that, ultimately, it is necessary to address the roots of trauma and injustice for individual and collective transformation.

This resource is not a comprehensive endpoint but an invitation to share resilience practices between Latinx communities and initiate a dialogue about how we heal and transform ourselves in the face of ongoing colonialism, imperialism and oppression.

 

Additional resources:

Decolonization handbook

500 years of indigenous resistance

neurodecolonization slides

decolonizing the mind

Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

An African American and Latinx History of the United States, Paul Ortiz

For Indigenous Minds Only: A Decolonization Handbook, edited by Waziyatawin and Michael Yellow Bird