This workshop will focus on the preservation of the indigenous, endangered art of Palestinian embroidery. The workshop is centered on Wafa Ghnaim’s book, Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora, which preserves the craft of embroidery as well as the art of storytelling that is encapsulated in each traditional Palestinian motif. This workshop is open to all genders and ages but reserved for the first 15 people who register and pay. No refunds are possible. Wafa will give a public presentation in the same location following the embroidery workshop from 7pm to 8pm that is free and open to the public. Register for the workshop here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tatreez-and-tea-palestine-embroidery-workshop-tickets-49793559878
For generations, Palestinian women have gathered together with their daughters to work collectively on embroidery projects, bonding with one another over a cup of tea. Over time, and after the exodus of Palestinians from Palestine in 1948, embroidery has become an endangered art that has been subjected to decades of cultural appropriation. But embroidery represents more than just a village craft of old Palestine — it became the primary form of communication for Palestinian women who used needlework as a way to express their opinions, share their stories, and document their protest of occupation, war and violence.
Psychoanalysis in ActionThe Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, WCSPP, would like to invite social action and public health organizations to participate in an open discussion about potential collaborations around issues of mental health in the community and in the participating organizations. We would also like to explore and understand the needs of community organizations so we can offer classes or workshops that address these needs. We would like to explore the ways in which our knowledge and experience as psychotherapists and psychoanalysts can support individuals who are working in the trenches of social action projects as well as the larger systems of the organizations. The “Psychoanalysis in Action” committee of WCSPP would like to discuss with other organizations how best to use its resources to support the ongoing work on the ground. We can offer discussion groups that bring a psychoanalytic understanding to questions of human interactions and human suffering. We will explore the value of empathic and containing environments in the work of these organizations. We can also offer classes or workshops on specific topics in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, couple’s therapy, and group relations. These classes can be tailored to meet the needs of a specific organization. Examples of possible relevant topics are: Self-care, preventing burn out, understanding systemic organizational problems, containment of hostility or violence, transference in the work of human services.Please contact us: Michal Seligman, PsyD[email protected]Aviva Gitlin, PsyD[email protected]--Michal Seligman, Psy.D530 West End Ave. #GR3NY NY 10024212-595-4092[email protected]wcspp.org/... See MoreSee Less
The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy A welcoming clinical community where contemporary psychoanalytic thought thrives. For the first time, training at WCSPP will be...
Save the Date: Restorative Approaches to Policing Fall InstituteThe National Center on Restorative Justice, a collaboration between Vermont Law School, University of Vermont and University of San Diego's Center for Restorative Justice is excited to announce the Restorative Approaches to Policing Fall Institute will be taking place virtually October 6-8, 2021. This three-day conference will feature keynotes, panels, and workshops highlighting the impact of restorative practices in policing, and bridging the gap between police and communities. restorativejustice.nyc/... See MoreSee Less
NYC Veterans For Peace July Chapter MeetingSpecial Guest Marjorie Cohn onAgent Orange, Julian Assange,and Drone WarfareWednesday, July 21, 6:30 pmZoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/83426011852?pwd=RzRzTisvLzJuV0ovYUQ4a3NFa3lrZz09Please join us for a special guest at our July meeting. VFP Advisory Board member Marjorie Cohn will discuss the new Agent Orange Legislation HR 3518, recently introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee. Cohn will also discuss legal issues in the case of Julian Assange and targeted killing using drone warfare. Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, and a member of the bureau of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and the advisory board of Veterans for Peace. She served as one of seven judges from three continents on the International People's Tribunal of Conscience in Support of the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange in 2009 and she is a co-coordinator of the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign. Her books include Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent and she recently edited Drones and Targeted Killing, a collection of writings about the legal, moral and political ramifications of unmanned aerial warfare. For more, see marjoriecohn.com/. New York City Veterans For Peace chapter meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to join us using the Zoom link above. ... See MoreSee Less