Unity Village

closing-ceremony 11-webUnity Village is the heart of the conference, which we collectively create as a community of women—a place to connect and integrate in relaxing and intimate spaces, by honoring our simiilarities as well as our diversity. Unity Village is home to the Community Altar, the Red Tent for women of all ages and stages, the Sister Love space for women of color, and the Unity Fire which is open to all.

Community Altar

obj 2015 AL sacred altar lo resThe community altar is a space for all to co-create and visit at any time throughout the weekend... praying, thinking, grieving, remembering ancestors, or simply being. To make this space sacred and alive with purpose, we invite you to place meaningful items of yours from home or that you respectfully gather nearby that help you to connect to yourself, the natural world, and the ancestors. Within the community altar space, we honor the women who came before us, on whose shoulders we are standing.

This altar is a place for personal reflection within a supportive communal setting, please make it our own while respecting the beliefs and cultures of others. You are welcome to visit the altar as often as you want, anytime you want. May it be a place to ground, center, and connect!

Red Tent for Women of all Ages & Stages

obj 2013 10 red tent 600x400The Red Tent is for all women, of all ages and stages, so we look forward to seeing any and all of you in the Red Tent as we gather to honor our journey as women. The Red Tent Movement is a revival of the ancient custom of women taking time away from their busy lives to rest and renew. Not only for menstruating women, this space welcomes women of all ages and stages, of any spiritual path or background—a place for elder women to connect with one another, a place for breastfeeding women to relax together, a place for all women to celebrate our commonalities as well as our differences. Come to rest, draw, journal, share stories, move, dance, rub shoulders, meditate, sing, giggle, or just relax and enjoy this nurturing environment. Open all day, until midnight.

 Sister Love 

portrait 2013 10 smiling w baby webSister Love is a sacred space founded in 2010 by Olatokunboh Obasi, in which we honor the healing legacy of our black and brown grandmothers and ancestors. For many centuries the suppressed earth-based practices of People of Color went underground in order to protect and preserve knowledge for future generations. In honor of our grandmothers, we join to reclaim our ancient wisdom. Sister Love serves as a gathering place for celebration, congregation and communication as a movement towards big healing and big unity among us.

Facilitated discussions and class offerings run throughout the day, until midnight. Please note that this is sacred space for women of color ONLY (racially/culturally diverse heritage non-European in origin, such as Native American, African American, Asian and Latina), ages 18+. Women of color are welcome to drop in at any time.

Unity Fire

act 2014 10 mollie jaki cropped lo resAll women are welcome to congregate at the firebowl outside of Sister Love. Come to learn more about understanding racism and white privilege and connect with one another. Gather with us in unity as we share our commonalities and our differences, and engage in open dialogue as sisters of all colors. 

Wondering why a focus on racial equity at an herbal conference? See the Story page for more info.

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