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Cariño: Radical Self and Community Care for Trying Times

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Sunday, April 8, 2018
1–3pm

All Beta Main programs are free.
114 W. 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

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In these trying times, one of the most radical acts is taking care. Led by Felicia Montes, artist, educator, and founding director of Mujeres de Maiz, the workshop will introduce natural wellness ways and holistic healing methods through plants and traditions. Special focus will be on ways to deal with stress, anxiety and matters of the heart.

After learning the basics of herbalism, participants will create and take home personalized tea blends for continual health and healing needs.

This workshop is open to all and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rigo 23: Ripples Become Waves. The exhibition will be open during the program. All Beta Main exhibitions and programs are FREE.


ABOUT

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Felicia ‘Fe’ Montes is a Xicana Indigenous artist, activist, community & event organizer, educator, FEmcee, designer, poet, performer, and practitioner of the healing arts from East Los Angeles. Known throughout the southwest as an established Xicana cultural worker of a new generation, she creates with In Lak Ech, Urban Xic and La Botanica del Barrio and is the founding director of Mujeres de Maiz.  

She has worked on various transnational art and organizing efforts including work with the Zapatistas, Peace & Dignity Journeys and La Red Xicana Indigena. Felicia graduated with a B.A from UCLA in World Arts & Cultures with a minor in Chicanx Studies, a M.A in Chicanx Studies from Cal State Northridge, and a M.F.A from Otis College of Art & Design in Public Practice Art. In addition, she is an apprentice of Western Herbalism and Mexican Traditional Medicine as well as a Reiki 1 Practitioner.