Dialogue 4: Radical Healing
“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” Emma Goldman (1869-1940)
A world in crisis requires radical healing. Art and music are the sweet medicine that gets us through hard times, soothes our pain, opens our hearts, brings us together, and inspires us in this long beautiful struggle to transform the world.
Radical healing awakens our creativity and dreams.
Radical healing is revolutionary.
Radical healing is collective.
Radical healing liberates our hearts, minds and bodies
Radical healing honors ancient wisdom while radically reimagining the future.
Radical healing allows us to be fully human and together.
Radical healing is essential for feminist movement-building.
For the fourth dialogue in our series, Women Radically Transforming a World in Crisis,” JASS has teamed up with Nubian QUEENX (Quantum, Unique, Evolving, Essence of Nubian Sistas Black Womanhood and Divinity) to offer a musical celebration dedicated to radical healing.
Led by Multimedia and Funk-Rock legend Nona Hendryx, QUEENX is a multigenerational, multidisciplinary mashup of sound design, spoken word, beats and bits, quasi hip-hop, rock, and avant-garde. Joined by indigenous and global artists from Mexico, Guatemala, Canada, Philippines, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, this event will free your mind and rock your body.
We lift the long invisible role of Black and indigenous women in mending and transforming our communities and world in the face of violence and destruction. This musical celebration centers the healing power of their art in leading us toward wholeness.
Join us as we unleash the power and wisdom of womxn, sing our liberation, and conjure a transformed future together.
Why Radical Healing
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde (1934-1992)
This moment of crisis has separated us and exposed the brokenness of our world – the violence and inequities already suffocating us laid bare. But it has also inspired extraordinary outpourings of community care, solidarity, and uprisings for Black and Indigenous lives and for freedom from violence. It is a time of pain but also one of tremendous possibility. It is a time that calls for renewal, bold imagination and, of course, dancing! Healing for our bodies and souls.