June 20, 2019

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kings County Hospital Center, 451 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203. Check-in begins at 3:30 pm in Room CG-95, located in the C-Building. Entrance: Clarkson Avenue.

This program is free and open to the public, but capacity is limited. Please register by calling (929) 219-3713 or email Lab@nolongerempty.org

The Journey Home: Exploring Traditional Healing Modalities is a two-part workshop that explores herbalism and holistic health with Brooklyn’s Little Caribbean-based healing practitioners. The workshop will provide participants with information and resources to deepen the possibility of radical self-care informed by wellness traditions that continue to be practiced throughout the Caribbean and its Diaspora.

In Part 1, practitioners from MINKA Brooklyn will offer Breathwork, Ear Acupuncture, and Flower Essence services and discuss the benefits. In Part 2, Racheal D. of Golden Flourish will speak about the healing properties of teas such as moringa and mint, and sorrel and ginger. For the duration of the program, Brooklyn-based Creme and Cocoa will serve natural handmade ice cream and sorbets made with Caribbean fruits such as soursop and tamarind, which contain cancer-fighting properties. 

CaribBEING is a thriving cultural organization that stands at the crossroads of the film + art + culture. Based in Brooklyn, NY, aka Little Caribbean, CaribBEING spans contemporary culture and is a hub for creativity and collaboration with some of the Caribbean’s most visionary talent and innovative brands. 

MINKA Brooklyn is a healers-led center for wellness and holistic living that strives to create an inclusive environment where people can heal and businesses can thrive. MINKA believes in the magical existence of human beings: “ We are here to hold space, so you can remember how to harness your inherent brilliance.” 

Racheal D’s company Golden Flourish is a holistic wellness brand focused on assisting Women of Color along their journey to optimal wellness. 

Creme and Cocoa is Brooklyn based family-owned creamery making small-batch ice cream, frozen desserts, and other sweet treats. Growing up in the Caribbean, the founders enjoyed tasting the sweet treats and refreshing flavors from wooden merchant carts. Their mission is to capture those flavors and aromas and share them with everyone. 

The Journey Home: Exploring Traditional Healing Modalities is organized as part of (after)care, a site-responsive exhibition that re-envisions a former emergency waiting room as a site of remembrance, possibility, and celebration of radical care. (after)care is curated by the 2019 NLE Lab.

The 2019 NLE Curatorial Lab is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, with in-kind support from Materials for the Arts, Paper Monument and NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County.

Image courtesy of CaribBEING.