Events to promote liberating beliefs
Community Healing Network and People Celebrating People invite the community to participate in a series of Community Healing Days.
The Oct. 15-17 events are designed for African Americans to take the time, as poet Maya Angelou has said, “to heal from the lies that have been told to us and the ones we’ve told ourselves.”
The goal is to replace limiting beliefs with liberating beliefs through activities addressing healing of the mind, body and spirit.
“It is time for us as black people to come together and ‘Love each other Up’. Let’s celebrate each other!” said organizer Sheila Warren.
A forum on the mind takes place Friday, Oct. 15 with a book and movie discussion, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Reflections, 446 N.E. Killingsworth. Participants should be prepared to discuss Brainwashed by Tom Burrell, available at Talking Drum Bookstore (Reflections). The movie Lackawanna Blues will be screened with a panel and general discussion following.
The focus turns to the body on Saturday, Oct. 16. There will be activities and vendors relating to health from 8 a.m. to noon, at Urban Bridges, 1465 N.E. Prescott, followed by a Healing Circle at 12:30 p.m. The healing circle will let us tell our history, sing healing songs and affirm each other.
A forum on spirit will take place Sunday, Oct. 17, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Urban Bridges, 1465 N.E. Prescott. The topic of healing through spiritual words from spiritual leaders of all beliefs will be discussed with a social time afterward.
People Celebrating People will also host a fund-raising dance Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Billy Webb Elks Lodge, 6 N. Tillamook St. Tickets are $30 and include hors d’oeuvre. Everyone is welcome.
People wishing to register and RSVP for any of the events or the dance should visit communityhealingdays.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 503-284-1481.
People Celebrating People was founded in 2006 by Sheila Warren, a wife, mother, grandmother, volunteer and activist in order to combat the negativity surrounding decisions to close and reconfigure schools.
The group brings together people from all walks of life, all ages, all colors, all beliefs, all neighborhoods and all careers to connect with each other. It encourages supportive relationships to create the community strength and unity needed to make positive changes in our community and our world.