Virtual Book Panel: Xicanx & Latinx Spiritual Expressions And Healing

Please join us online for a book panel and discussion with Voices from the Ancestors‘ editors Lara Medina and Martha Gonzales, and several of the book’s  contributors on Chicanx & Latinx healing wisdom.

Thursday, April 9, 5-6:30 p.m., Pacific Time

The event will be held via Zoom. Please register at eventbrite here to receive a link to the Zoom panel.

Voices from the Ancestors, published by the University of Arizona Press, brings together the reflective writings and spiritual practices of Xicanx, Latinx, and Afro-Latinx womxn and male allies in the United States who seek to heal from the historical traumas of colonization by returning to ancestral traditions and knowledge.

With editors Lara Medina and Martha Gonzales, this online event celebrates the book’s themes, wisdom, and importance during this challenging time. Contributors will also read excerpts from the book, and answer questions from participants.

The wisdom detailed in this book is based on the authors’ oral traditions, research, intuitions, and lived experiences—wisdom inspired by, and created from, personal trajectories on the path to spiritual conocimiento, or inner spiritual inquiry. This conocimiento has reemerged over the last fifty years as efforts to decolonize lives, minds, spirits, and bodies have advanced. Yet this knowledge goes back many generations to the time when the ancestors understood their interconnectedness with each other, with nature, and with the sacred cosmic ­forces—a time when the human body was a microcosm of the universe.

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