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Past Film #1: Nov 13 2021 @ 1pm
The Wisdom of Trauma
Trauma is the invisible force that shapes our lives. It shapes the way we live, the way we love and the way we make sense of the world. It is the root of our deepest wounds. Dr. Maté gives us a new vision: a trauma-informed society in which parents, teachers, physicians, policy-makers and legal personnel are not concerned with fixing behaviors, making diagnoses, suppressing symptoms and judging, but seek instead to understand the sources from which troubling behaviors and diseases spring in the wounded human soul.
The Trauma Healing Project
We work with community members, professionals and organizations to raise awareness and to identify, develop, support and promote many options for healing and for preventing trauma.
Elaine is the founding Executive Director and lead trainer at the Trauma Healing Project. She is involved in the effort to expand accessible trauma healing resources and to implement trauma-informed care, trauma healing and restorative practices locally, regionally and state-wide.
Patricia is an Indigenous born Salvadoran - American who immigrated to the U.S in the 80s. Having escaped political violence, she’s developed a deep understanding of the trauma immigrants expereince. Patricia is also a Reiki Master, shamanic practitioner and teaches Indigenous practices.
As the first-ever Executive Director of the Eugene/Springfield branch of the NAACP, Eric is working to develop a strong cultural presence and is spearheading the NAACP’s new engagement with the historic Mims property. Eric is a leader who unapologetically articulates the cultural needs of Lane County’s diverse populations.
Past Film #2: Dec 11 2021 @ 1pm
TransPonder is a small grassroots, completely transgender founded and led nonprofit based in Eugene, Oregon providing support, resources, and education for and about the trans/gender diverse community and its allies.
DISCLOSURE is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Leading trans thinkers and creatives share their reactions and resistance to some of Hollywood’s most beloved moments. They trace a history that is at once dehumanizing, yet also evolving, complex, and sometimes humorous. What emerges is a fascinating story of dynamic interplay between trans representation on screen, society’s beliefs, and the reality of trans lives.
Kyle is queer, trans, a parent, and a licensed clinician in Eugene, who specializes in working with BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ communities in crisis. Kyle utilizes trauma-informed care to meet people where they are at and to ensure the marginalized and disenfranchised are represented in the most humbling way possible.
Saturn's student, conjurer of spaces, sweet being, friend, collaborator noise.
Felix brings a systemic, interconnected viewpoint to relationships, communication, health, and education. They have a background in cellular biology and then switched to a focus on humans in their environment by entering the mental health field. They are currently a Couples and Family Therapist, a certified sexual health educator, Laughter Yoga leader, amateur potter, and onesie enthusiast.
Past Film #3: Jan 15 2022 @ 1pm
Edelic Center for Ethnobotanical Services
Edelic provides wrap-around services in the emerging field of potent plants and entheogens for health and well-being. We support the community with relationship to medicinalized, decriminalized, and where appropriate, legalized ethnobotanical plants and fungi.
A documentary exploring plant medicines and psychedelics, with an attempt to show a different perspective than the current mainstream narrative. Some of them used for thousands of years as a healing modality and tool for spiritual connection, could this be the solution to many of the current physical and emotional ailments we as humans are suffering from today? Are we currently experiencing a psychedelic deficiency?
Rasia Mykonos Pouncie
Rasia is a Priestess in the tradition of Palo Kimbisa. Rasia is a practitioner who utilizes quantum healing, crystal energetics, tarot, astrology, entheogens, and her Clair abilities. Rasia is a Certified Intuitive Life Coach with a Masters in counseling.
Jeff Tarrant, Ph.D, BCN is the Director of the NeuroMeditation Institute in Eugene. He specializes in combining technology-based interventions with meditative states. He is the author of “Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain,” and offers preparation and integration support for those working with psychedelic therapies.
Rachel focuses on somatic practices and the integration of plant experiences. She has created artwork, designed integration journals, and develops substance awareness curriculum for schools. Rachel is co-founder of Edelic.