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A Gathering of Communities

Strategizing for a Healing-Centered City

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A Gathering of Communities:
Strategizing for a Healing-Centered City

A Gathering of Communities: Strategizing for a Healing-Centered City (GOC) is a Chicago-based and people-centered conference focused on the formation of community investment strategies throughout a day-long of organic and structured community-building activities, dialogues, workshops, cultural arts, and breaking bread amongst social justice and community-centered organizations, elected officials, and community members. Rooted in healing, community investment, and unity, this year’s conference seeks to develop, strengthen, and highlight cross-communal coalitions and strategies that address injustices while prioritizing physical and mental health. 

 

Join us!

As we build community, strategize, and collectively share healing practices with the goal of envisioning the future of Chicago through the lens of equity and wellness. Here's what to expect day of:

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Cultural Performances

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Community Dialogue

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Healing-Centered Workshops

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Wheelchair Accessible 

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Childcare

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Light Breakfast
& Lunch

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Spanish
Interpretation

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Workshops 

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Reimagine Challenges to Solution

If you have ever said or been told that you are not the kind person to do certain things, we have a developmental workshop for you. An interactive workshop that highlights the challenges of limitations within the sphere of self-identity. You will explore new ways to view yourself and the broader world around you. Using performance to explore, how to create both who you are, and who you are becoming in the ever changing world, all at the same time. Spanish Interpretation

Hosted by The All Stars Project of Chicago

Entertainment

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PHENOM,

Chicago hip-hop artist and youth mentor 

His passion immediately ignites audiences with a fire of a stage presence of something never before heard in HIP-HOP.

Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Fayth M. Parks,

Dr. Fayth M. Parks is a licensed psychologist, professor, and mental health researcher. 

Antioch University Professor Dr. Fayth M. Parks will join us as this year’s keynote speaker to speak about culture and ancestral healing.

Event Map

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Parking

UIC Student Center East has paid parking across the street, with disability parking on first floor.

763W W Polk St, Chicago, IL 60607

Sponsors and Participating Partners

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