Ancestors in Training: Sustainable Legacies
What does it mean to be an ancestor in training in the face of climate grief, hyper consumption and an uncertain future? Can you be somebody’s ancestor without having direct descendants? How can we live lives that our descendants and the next seven generations can be proud of? Given the state of the world, what environment will the next three generations inherit? Let’s talk about sustainable legacies.
During this interactive session, join Veronica Agard to explore these questions through a guided healing practice featuring mixed media, discussion and writing with the intention of rediscovering how to navigate being Ancestors in Training. Collaborators will receive access to the syllabus of the same name so that the roots of the conversations grown during the session can travel to their communities.
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(Registration closes at 10am on November 30th. Instructions to log on will be sent via email to registrants prior to the event.)
Born and raised on unceded Lenape land, Veronica Agard (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based writer and educator whose identity is inseparable from her work as someone of Afro-Caribbean, African-American, and Indigenous descent. Through her writing and organizing, she proudly defines herself as a connector at the intersections of Black identity, creative wellness, representation, and culture while she experiments with forms of healing. An alumni of CUNY City College of New York and a future social worker from Fordham University, she sincerely believes in putting theory into practice. With recent bylines at Redefining Our Womanhood, Black Girl Magick, Life as Ceremony and Black and Well, Veronica is the creator behind the Who Heals the Healer experience, is an Associate Producer with Your Magic and facilitates the Ancestors in Training educational project.
This program is a part of El Museo en Tu Casa, our new bilingual digital initiative encouraging visitors to explore and learn about Latino art and culture. Generously supported by Tony Bechara and the Board of Trustees, the Census 2020, and the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund.