Healing Justice Lineages

Healing Justice Lineages

Dreaming at the Crossroads of Liberation, Collective Care, and Safety

Author: Cara Page, Erica Woodland Foreword by: Aurora Levins Morales

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A profound offering and call to action–collective stories, testimonials, and incantations for renewing political and spiritual liberation grounded in Black, Brown, and Queer and Trans healing justice lineages.

We reclaim the power, resilience, and innovation of our ancestors through this book. To embody their wisdom across centuries and generations is to continue their legacy of liberation and healing.

In this anthology, Black Queer feminist editors Cara Page and Erica Woodland guide readers through the history, legacies, and liberatory practices of healing justice–a political strategy of collective care that intervenes on generational trauma from systemic violence and oppression.

Healing Justice Lineages recovers the ancestral medicines and practices that sustained communities under attack and oppression, while imagining, building, and calling into being what comes next.

In the first section, “Past: Reckoning with Roots, and Lineage,” Page and Woodland remember and reclaim generations-long healing justice and community care work, asking critical questions like: How did our ancestors transform trauma and violence in their liberation work? What were our ancestors reckoning with–and what did they imagine?

The next sections, “Origins of Healing Justice” and “Alchemy: Theory + Praxis,” explore the relevance of healing justice in response to the current political landscape. The last section, “Political + Spiritual Imperatives for the Future,” imagines a future rooted in lessons of the past; addresses the ways healing justice is being co-opted and commodified; and uplifts emergent work that’s building infrastructure for care, safety, healing, and political liberation.

Anti-capitalist, Black Feminist, and abolitionist, Healing Justice Lineages is a profound and urgent call to embrace radical community and survivor-led care as models that push beyond commodified self-care; the policing of the medical industrial complex; and the surveillance of the public health system. Centering disability, reproductive, environmental, transformative justice and harm reduction, this anthology elevates and archives an ongoing tradition of liberation and survival–one that has been largely left out of our history books, but continues to this day.

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Weight 0.8125 lbs
Dimensions 0.000 × 0.000 × 0.000 in

ebook, paperback

Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 320
Release Date: 2023-02-07
Ebook 9781623177157
Paperback 9781623177140

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