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Skill-Building for Social Justice: Creative Rituals & Healing

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Join writer, journalist, organizer, arts educator, and healer Chaya Babu for a workshop that invites participants into ritual and art making as forms of skill-building for social justice. Together, we will dream, write, and share as we build personal practices of creation, and ground ourselves in imagining the unthinkable to build movements toward liberation. 

Chaya's workshop will awaken our creativity at intersection of language, personal dreams/visions/the subconscious, and healing modalities stemming from traditions that focus on the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Through a range of exercises involving writing, tarot, and shamanic drumming, this workshop is a way to bring together tools that can help us find a space within ourselves from which to fathom a new and different world. As organizers, we put forth a great amount of labor toward the collective and toward action; here we will focus on turning inward and nurturing the self in stillness as a methodology in the process of transformation.

“Revolutionary action, in any future form of organization that it chooses, must yield to the dreamer… A movement will flourish if it has managed to reconcile dream and action, but not only this: in the poetic sphere, or in any domain that does not seek to imitate other movements in their diurnal efficiency, dream itself is action.” -Dolfi Trost

Chaya Babu is a writer, journalist, organizer, arts educator, and healer. Her written work centers largely on the themes of race, gender and sexuality, cities, migration, and systemic and intergenerational trauma.

This workshop is part of Lang Civic Engagement & Social Justice's Skill-building for Social Justice series, which partners with social justice organizations and activists across New York City to introduce New School community members to frameworks, methodologies, and practices they can implement in their own lives.

Event Type

Workshops and Training


Students, Faculty, Staff


Writing and Literature, Humanity, Society, Social Justice


Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts


Writing, Health, Wellness and Therapy, Storytelling and Communication, Social Justice, Religion and Spirituality


Additional Details

Please register for this workshop as there is limited capacity.

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Getting Here

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By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

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This event requires registration.