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Kirkridge Book Club: Sustaining Spirit by Naomi Ortiz

Kirkridge Book Club: Sustaining Spirit by Naomi Ortiz

Justine Johnson and Micah Fialka-Feldman

Details & Online Registration

Program information

Join us as we engage with Sustaining Spirit: self care for social justice by Naomi Ortiz on Sunday, March 28th at 7pm ET. We will gather online via Zoom meeting room for an interactive and reflective gathering of the messages in the book. Once you’ve registered, we’ll send more information and details. 

About the Book: Naomi Ortiz weaves together personal experiences in class, race and disability advocacy into informative advice on dealing with the risks of burnout. She brings wisdom drawn from her deep connection to the Sonoran Desert to guide us to live more wholehearted lives. The power of belonging is a catalyst that resonates throughout her stories. She offers her techniques with candor, helpful tips tested through big and small struggles, as tactics for those who would affect the world. 

About the Author: Naomi Ortiz is grounded in social justice work through community anti-violence work, disability justice, and intersectional organizing within movements. Naomi is a nationally known writer, speaker and trainer on self-care, disability justice, and living in multiple worlds (intersectionality). She conducts workshops exploring self-care tools and strategies for diverse communities. Naomi has written for the Feminist Wire, VIDA, Poems and Numbers and contributed to the anthology, Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People. She is a Disabled, Mestiza (Latina/ Indigenous/ White), raised in Latinx culture, living in the U.S./Mexico borderlands.

Why we love it at Kirkridge: This book is a wonderful deep dive in to disability justice, self and community care, and it’s accessible! Naomi breaks down terms and makes it personable through personal stories and shared experiences.

Pricing: Kirkridge is committed to providing heartfelt and generous programming that is available to all.  And we need your help to continue doing so.  The cost of providing this program is approximately $15 per person. Please support this program if you are able. We will be grateful if you could contribute an additional amount to help cover the costs of others and as always, all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

The book club will be facilitated by Justine Johnson and Micah Fialka-Feldman. Justine works at Kirkridge where she aspires to continue the important work of connecting social justice communities to the natural world. Micah serves on the board at Kirkridge and works at Syracuse University.

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