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Folk Medicine Story Telling Event
April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Folk Medicine Storytelling: Stories of folk traditions and medicine from the diversity of Portland, OR.
Free Community Event
Join the Seasonal Wellness Clinic as we celebrate the rich tradition that our city holds in the people’s knowledge of folk medicine through storytelling. We will record stories to share to the public in the future.
Doors Open and Food Shared at 5:30PM
Stroytelling begins at 6PM
Living Cully Plaza
A queer daughter of Mexican immigrants, Blanca Stacey Villalobos has had the pleasure of receiving seaside serenades by trios, waking up to the sounds of cumbia on an early Saturday morning and sneaking into her siblings room to listen to their selection of electronic music. Her love of indigenous myth and folklore manifests itself in her vinyl collection and storytelling, while simultaneously weaving in contemporary sounds and field recordings in order to honor her roots while actively participating in transforming tradition.
*Curandera Carmen Jimenez and Maria Juan of the Mayan Akateko people with translation by Maria Jimenez
*Curandero Gonzalo Flores: Gonzalo Flores is a Traditional Curandero who carries his family lineage of indigenous healing that can be traced back over 600 years. “Gonzo” has been training in Curanderismo since 1974. He is a proud member of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas and is the tribe’s Economic and Cultural Director. He is also the caretaker and curator for the Don Pedro Jaramillo Shrine, located near Falfurrias, Texas. He has a integrative medical clinic in SW Portland and is a licensed acupuncturist.
Facilitation by Dina Hartzell, Lara Pacheco and Myo Demayo