“CONVERSATIONS” is a public programming initiative by the Museum of Us that brings topics from across the span of human cultures into community conversations for a shared understanding of the full human experience. Join the conversation today!

 

Reclaiming Wellness

Our Connection to Land, Tradition, and Art

Ever wonder why some public art is glorified, while others are criminalized? What is a “normal” birthing experience? Is there a “right” way to enjoy the outdoors?

Despite what you may have heard, there is not one, standard way of expressing yourself and achieving wellness! Reclaiming Wellness is the first, virtual series of CONVERSATIONS that will unpack and breakdown the complexities and assumptions surrounding diverse methods of expression and engagement, and its influence on our health.

Join us as we move beyond the dominant narrative to explore our connection to land, tradition, and art — and how it personally and communally impacts all of us.

 

Past Events:

 

Reclaiming Wellness: Outdoors
Wednesday, May 21, 2021
12:00PM PT / 3:00PM ET

A conversation with Marc Chavez, Dr. Mellissa Linton-Villafranco, Amath Diouf, and Arya Tenzin Namdol

Reclaiming Wellness: Outdoors a conversation on the joys and struggles QTBIPOC communities face in the outdoors. Panelists active within adventure sports and outdoor programming will discuss the intersections of race, gender, and other structural oppressions and their effects on our relationships with nature and land. Learn More

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Reclaiming Wellness: Birthwork
Friday, April 23, 2021
4:00PM PT / 7:00PM ET

A conversation with Rochelle Vincent, Tema Mercado, and Rhonda Lee Grantham

Reclaiming Wellness: Birthwork is a conversation with holistic birth-care panelists about the process of birthing beyond hospital walls. The panelists will also converse about the ways community-centered practices and pathways prioritize the integral wellness of child-bearers, children, and community… read more

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Decolonizing Aerosol Art
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
12:00PM PT / 3:00PM ET

Presentation by acclaimed artist Chor Boogie

Decolonizing Aerosol Art is an educational campaign to raise awareness about the true cultural roots of aerosol art or “Style Writing” in America, which first evolved in NYC as a form of resistance to oppression and coded communication within marginalized communities of color… read more

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East Coast, West Coast: A Conversation Around Aerosol Art Misconceptions
Friday, November 13, 2020
12:00PM PT / 3:00PM ET

Community Conversation with COCO144(NYC), Sake One (SD), and Chor Boogie (SF)

East Coast, West Coast is a conversation between aerosol artists from different corners of the United States, who share the same love, respect, and connection to aerosol art. Hear the different artists talk about some of the myths and misconceptions that surround… read more

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Events

  1. Museum Closed

    July 7, 2021