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360 Health & Empowerment Fair for LBTQ Women

Apr 29 9:00am

April 29, 2017
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

"Caring for myself is an act of political warfare"
– Audre Lorde.

This year’s 360 will center around self-care and resistance. Join us for a day with LBTQ women dedicated to protecting our minds, bodies and rights in challenging times. 360 offers a wide array of free workshops, from “how to stay health as you age” and “ Empowerment through BDSM” to “how to be an activist and not to lose your mind”. Don’t miss our panel on intersectional feminism with powerful LA LBTQ women activists, and a key note speech by Amita Swadhin, an LA-based educator, storyteller, activist, and consultant who testified against Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Congress last January. Our resource fair will offer a unique opportunity to connect with resources to help you stay sane, powerful and healthy.

The event is free. Parking is limited. Free valet service for 160 spots available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., first come, first served. Also available: limited amount of self-parking spots in the lot across from The Village. We encourage carpooling, shared ride services, and public transportation. Free lunch and beverages.


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.                 Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.         Resource Fair
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.              Welcome
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.              Workshop Session #1

                                                        Digital Privacy in the Trump Era
                                                        Family Formation: Step-Parent and Second Parent Adoptions
                                                        Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and
                                                             How to Heal When Things Go Wrong
                                                        Staying Healthy & Fit
                                                        Therapeutic Movement (Pilates and Yoga based)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Keynote Speaker: Amita Swadhin
Caring for Myself is an Act of Political Warfare
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.                  Lunch by Border Grill
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.                    Workshop Session #2

                                                         Cervical Cancer, HPV, and You
                                                         Empowerment through BDSM
                                                         Know Your Rights: Immigrantion Law and Policy for
                                                              Our Intersecting Communities
                                                         Resistance! How to be an Activist in these Troubling Times
                                                              Without Losing Your Mind
                                                         Social Justice and Utilizing Technology to Move the 
                                                              Needle with Your Cause
1:45 – 4:00 p.m.                    Mini Health Stop by Audre Lorde Health Program
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.                    Intersectional Feminism Panel: Why is Your Issue My Issue?
4:00 p.m.                                   Meditation Wrap-Up & Raffle

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Keynote speaker:

Amita Swadhin will talk about what an intersectional and sustainable approach to resistance looks like for the next four years–self-care, interdependence, politicizing sexual violence, using intersectionality. They are an LA-based educator, storyteller, activist, and consultant dedicated to fighting interpersonal and institutional violence against young people. In January 2017, Amita testified on behalf of survivors of sexual violence and LGBTQ Americans in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee against Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination as the US Attorney General. Amita leads Power, Pleasure, Purpose, an online course for survivors of child sexual abuse to engage in individual and collective healing, and is also the Founder and Director of Mirror Memoirs, a project centering the narratives and leadership of LGBTQ people of color who survived child sexual abuse. Amita's commitments and approach to this work stem from their experience as a genderqueer, femme queer woman of color, daughter of immigrants, and years of abuse by their parents, including eight years of rape by their father.


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