Candid Connections 2-Part Series
Date: Oct 21, 2022 Friday Oct 21st, 2022 and Friday Nov 18, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30
Price: Free for members and their staff; $35/Non-members
This discussion will focus on the experience of a Queer person of color, as a provider with various agencies. We will discuss identity politics, equity across systems, and stepping into the role of educator.
As a Chicano of Teenek, Otomi, and Lipan Apache descent, Jesus has dedicated his life to learning the traditional medicine of his community, while utilizing art as a tool for healing. Jesus is a LMFT, working in the Sacramento region with survivors of various traumas. They currently work at Sol Collective as the Community Wellness Director, providing training and facilitation of wellness programming, in addition to working with the Dolores Huerta Foundation, providing training to four community based campaigns throughout the Central Valley. Jesus’ clinical trajectory includes working with Indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQIA, and houseless populations throughout Northern California. Throughout the years Jesus has been able to integrate popular therapy techniques with cultural practices of self care. In his work with the Sacramento Native American Health Center, Jesus facilitated various classes in Native arts for the Culture Is Prevention Program. The focus was to re-engage with cultural practice that serves as coping skills and personal empowerment. Jesus grew up in a revitalization movement of Indigenous cultural practices and arts, and continues to be an active member of the Aztec dance community. In addition, Jesus continues to produce traditional beadwork and regalia. Lastly, Jesus has been an active member of Sol Collective since 2006, participating as a cultural arts educator, working on projects of community wellness, including his work with the Curanderismo/Traditional healing program.
Please contact Cibonay Jimenez, email@example.com