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QUEER CARE LA! - Cultivating Joy

  • everybody 1845 North San Fernando Road Los Angeles, CA, 90065 United States (map)
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Calling all Radical Healing Queers + Allies in Los Angeles! 

The end of this calendar year is rushing towards us -- which means it's time again for Queer Care LA! Are you ready? 

This will be a full and action-packed gathering -- an awesome opportunity to get ready for the holidays, prepare for your End of Year rituals, and welcome in some tender healing for yourself in a community wellness space. We've all been holding and navigating and experiencing so much -- personally, politically, emotionally, environmentally. It has been a year! 

Queer Care is a part of how we hold each other through it all. 

We center the practices and leadership of QTPOC in all ways. If you are interested in participating as vendor, healer or volunteer -- please reach out. We will be confirming and finalizing folks as we get closer to the date. 

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017
1 - 5pm
at Everybody! 


This afternoon will offer: 

HEALING CLINIC: get some personalized, by-donation healing sessions with local LA queer healers! Acupuncture, massage, limpia, herbal consultations and more!

HERBAL FAIR: Local queer herbalists, healers, medicine-makers and plant-based artists will be vending their incredible plant + earth rooted remedies. 

FREE WORKSHOPS: free, community-based workshops to get more connected to herbs, plants and other earth-based healing practices to nurture your mental + physical health.

ABOUT EVERYBODY

EVERYBODY is a fitness + wellness space in NELA / Cypress Park, devoted to providing a safe and supportive environment for all bodies to move, strengthen, and heal. We believe that health and wellness should be accessible, affordable and adaptive to all people regardless of their gender, race, age, size, or ability.

ACCESSIBILITY

QUEER CARE LA will take place in the outdoor courtyard space at EVERYBODY. It is covered and set back from the street. 

Single stall, gender neutral restrooms are located inside the gym. 

Please come **free of scents** (colognes, perfumes, oils, body products, laundry detergent, etc.) If you have questions about this, post here or feel free to directly email one of our organizers, Jonah at jonahalinedaniel at gmail dot com. We are also working with the vendors to make sure that essential oil products aren't detrimental to anyone's health. 

Getting there/parking: there are several bus lines that can get you to the location: the 90, 91, 94 and 794 lines on San Fernando Road, and the 28 on Cypress Road (directly behind the location.) There is also a parking lot on the premises and another large lot right across the street at the Rio State Park.

If anyone needs some quiet time during the event, there is a park directly across the street with a lot of green and peaceful walking paths.

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The organizers of Queer Care have also composed a Statement of Purpose, here below. We hope this helps you all get to know us a little better!

QUEER CARE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
We are a group of queer radical herbalists + healers organizing intentionally as a multi-racial collective with diverse class, religious, and ability backgrounds. We are committed to healing justice, radical mental health, and class accessibility. 

We aim to create and support community for queer herbal practitioners and folks seeking herbal healing, via educational events, skillshares, and workshops that center herbalists of color and resist cultural appropriation. 

Because of the ways in which capitalism and government regulation control and commodify sacred and community-based herbal traditions, we seek to contribute to an alternative model of access to herbal medicine.

We are: 
Guadalupe Rocio Chavez / Agua Dulce Healing
Elokin Orton-Cheung / Shooting Star Botanicals
Jonah Aline Daniel / Plants as Allies / Narrow Bridge Candles
Lizanne Deliz / Eye of Crow Herbs
Melanie Griffin / Magenta's Magical Medicinals
Stephanie Syd Yang / Blue Jaguar Healing Arts / Three Legged Crow