Let's celebrate the change of the seasons with live juice and medicinal flower essences, connect to our star ancestry, reconnect to our own pure blueprint, and create community with a Native American Medicine Wheel exercise. We will explore soul retrieval and restoration as spiritual activism.
5:00- Doors open
5:30-5:40- opening invocation
5:40-6:10- Rakeem H. RIchard
Rakeem H. Richard is a Martial Arts Instructor at Destiny Arts Center leading a successful Kriyakata program. He is also the Crew Manager at Mariposa Garden and Design, an award winning ecological design build landscaping company that uses Permaculture as their guiding design principle. Forever a student, Rakeem now pursues initiation from Guru Maharaja Bhakti Sundar Goswami in Krishna Consciousness in pursuit of God realization. He continues to pay forward the enlightenment he received as a child studying Martial Arts through Kriyakata and speaking engagements.
6:15-7:10- Patricia St. Onge
Patricia St.Onge (Haudenosaunee) will lead an interactive exercise involving the Medicine Wheel.
She is the founder and a Partner in Seven Generations Consulting and Coaching. As a consultant and coach, she supports her clients in the process of identifying that which makes them come alive. She believes strongly that much of the wisdom necessary to solve a problem rests within the person or group that is experiencing the problem or crisis.She’s worked as Executive and Interim Director of several non-profits. She is a member of Native Americans in Philanthropy, a Trustee of Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and Chair of the Board at Common Counsel Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and a Master of Divinity. She is lead author of Embracing Cultural Competency: A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders, published by Fieldstone Alliance. Patricia is a member of an indigenous grandmothers’ circle, an activist and avid reader. Between them, she and her life partner have ten grown children and eight grandchildren. As a family, and with friends, they are creating Nafsi ya Jamii (The Soul Community), an urban farm and retreat center in East Oakland, CA.
7:15-8:00- Suzette Marie Rios
Unity, the core of our identity is locked in our dna, in our star ancestry and can be activated in various ways including through our waking dreams. As we collect parts of ourselves, we start to remember who we are. Some call this soul recovery, others call this “re-membering.” At this event we will speak about and have a glimpse with our relatives in connecting us to our star ancestry, calling ourselves back through the bridge of waking dreams, synchronicity, and drumming. As we soul recover or better yet “ re-member” our ability for intuition, healing and telepathy increases, especially as we open our hearts together.
Dr.Liza Rankow will lead our closing prayer/meditation
She is an interfaith minister, educator, and activist. She is the founding director of OneLife Institute, an Oakland-based organization working at the intersection of spirituality and social action. Liza has provided counseling and offered classes and workshops in spiritual development for over 20 years. She is known for bringing compassion, creativity, and insight to the process of individual and cultural healing and transformation.