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Mi Cuerpo Recuerda: A Youth Wellness Class
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Ended Jun 2, 2013
My name is Berenice Dimas and I am a high school teacher in East Oakland. I am also a community healer and have been facilitating workshops in the community for 5 years.

This summer, I will be teaching a 3 week class titled: “Mi Cuerpo ...
My name is Berenice Dimas and I am a high school teacher. I am also a community healer and have been facilitating healing/wellness/self care workshops in the community for 5 years.

This summer, I will be teaching a 3 week class titled: “Mi Cuerpo Recuerda: A Youth Wellness and Self Care Class.” The class will help high school aged youth in East Oakland understand the sustainability of their body through indigenous knowledges about health. At the core of the class is a hands on experience making different forms of medicine like massage oils, bath salts, tea blends, and more. They will learn about how historical trauma, social toxins, and other forms of health issued impact the access we have to caring for ourselves in the hood. They will also be going on several field trips, have guest speakers share their knowledge about different topics, and watch some films.

According tot he California Endowment:

"13% of children age 0-17 report “fair/poor” health in East Oakland compared to 5% in Ala- meda County and 7% in California."

http://www.calendow.org/uploadedFiles/Health_Happends_Here/Communities/Our_Places/BHC%20Fact_Sheet_E%20Oakland.pdf

Your contributions to my class will pay for materials, guest speakers, and 3 field trips (including an herb walk where they will learn how to identify plants and their use around the community and a toxic tour form a local environmental justice organization).

As a thank you for your support, the youth will prepare care packages and a reflection about how the class impacted their understanding of health and their life.

in solidarity and transformation,

~ berenice
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