POSTPONED: Loving in the Anthropocene: A Polypore Inspired Workshop on Queering Concepts of Polyamory & Love


Event Details


NOTE: This event has been postponed to May 25th, 2019

Pre-Register $ 40 – $ 100, Sliding Scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.

$20 deposit required to secure your space

Anthropocene (/ˈanTHrəpəˌsēn/) adjective: relating to or denoting the current geological age, viewed
as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the
environment.
Too much of our human relationships to each other and our planet has been characterized by late
capitalism’s drive toward consumption, disposability, and manufactured scarcity. The end result? An
apocalyptic impact on humans and our more than human kin! This culture of scarcity and disposability
has shaped every aspect of our lives, including the fundamentals of how we relate to and love one
another, imposing narrow visions of what is possible in human and more than human relationships.
We believe that loving in the Anthropocene is so much richer than the limited models of romantic love
that we are given: we have vibrant loverships, friendships, movement collaborations, and all of these
are expressions of love!
Between and beyond our human love connections live rich complex ecosystems and ecologies: In
this workshop we’ll explore the blessings and pitfalls in how we shape our connection with lovers,
friends & collaborators. We’ll listen & expand our love into the learnings of our fungal kin through
focusing on the beloved polypore Reishi, a deeply heart nourishing ally! Join us for an afternoon of
hands-on exploration, embodied rituals and practices for loving, and making medicine!
About Your Facilitators:
sára is an indigenous SWANA/Pinay non-binary femme Muslima descended from nomadic dreamweavers, kitchen witches, tricksters, and storytellers. She honors those who came before and those who gather with her in circle through a life’s work in plant medicine, healing, pleasure activism, magic, writing, and nurturing the creative spirit in herself and others. As a poet, storyteller, cultural organizer, and healing artist, she is committed to uplifting radical tenderness, (re)membering embodied knowledge, and building collective liberation. She is the creator of earth seed holistic, a healing practice and consultancy that provides botanical offerings, herbal consultations, creativity coaching, energy work, full-spectrum doula companionship, and workshops centered in plant medicine and nurturing the creative spirit.
Avi-Rose, MS, E-RYT 200, is a Jewish and queer community-based educator, medicine maker & researcher, & multi-modal clinician. Their roots & realities include a tangle of working-class lessons, artistic lineage, inter-generational trauma, white-skin privilege, and immeasurable resilience and laughter. Rising from and growing within these contexts, Avi-Rose dedicates their movements in the world to cultivating practices of justice, awareness, and joy! The seeds of respect for learning about & from plant allies were first planted here at Third Root back in 2009: Countless seasons, teachers, classroom & land-basedl essons later, Avi-Rose has woven a vitalist herbal approach with meditation/yoga, healing with/from food, and an anti-oppression framework to support individual & collective healing.
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