tuesdays 5:30 – 7pm PST via Zoom–july 7- august 25
Ensconced within a cultural indigenous legacy my eye draws from oral traditions, coyote stories, medicinal plant gathering, seed-wanding, ceremonies, and spirit runs while simultaneously observing the unspoken, the unwritten, the intangible. I utilize the tools of science and art in my process because I have chosen to make my life’s journey within this consciousness. I weave traditional knowledge with modern science knowing that everything is our relative, the flora, the fauna, including life’s sustaining elements. Within this paradigm we have one responsibility, to nurture. Therefore “to all my relations” I am grateful for this connection of mind, and spirit. I gave this way of life a formal name, everything is medicine (e.i.m.).
16 slots available
Before Animals…Plants/Before Plants…Fungi/Before Fungi…Protista
Before Protista…Monera/Before Monera
Before the Void
© olivia chumacero
PRACTICAL ADVICE COVID-19
WAYS TO HELP PROTECT YOURSELF.
THIS COMES FROM A FRIEND IN NOLA WHO IS CONNECTED TO DIGITAL MEDIA ON GLOBAL SCALE. DJ IS THE PAST PRESIDENT OF NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC ACCESS TV AND OTHER OUTLETS. THE ADVICE IS BASED ON AUTOPSIES IN CHINA.
The virus blocks airways and lungs.
TO HELP SAFEGUARD YOURSELF ESPECIALLY RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE WORKING WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC
- Drink lots of hot liquids, coffee, tea, water, etc., take a sip of warm water every 20 min. Keep the mouth moist to wash the virus into the stomach where it can be killed.
- Gargle with an antiseptic every day if possible: warm water with vinegar, lemon, etc.
- The virus attaches to hair and clothes. Any detergent or soap kills it. Avoid sitting in the home when coming in and go straight to the shower. Any detergent kills it, and so does sunlight.
- Wash metallic surfaces regularly, the virus can live up to 9 days on those surfaces. Be careful about touching handrails, door handles, etc.
- Don’t smoke!
- Wash hands every 20 min. use any soap that foams.
- Eat fruit and Vegetables.
- Animals do not spread the virus; it is spread by person-to-person transmission.
- Avoid eating and drinking cold things.
- If you feel a sore throat, use the above 1-9; the virus remains in throat 3-4 days before attacking the lungs.
Everything-is-medicine (e.i.m.) invites you to honor our legacy. Join us. Converse with and in nature. Please ( rsvp ) through email to sign-up for this session.
Community programs in conjunction with Middle Voice
Saturday, May 19, 2-4 pm Artists Walkthrough
Saturday, May 26, 6-10 pm Kamayan (Traditional Filipino Feast) and Video Screenings
Saturday, June 2, 2-5 pm Palm-Weaving with BukoBomba and Readings
Sunday, June 10, 2-5 pm MacArthur Park Celebration – Social Justice Theatre, Music, Meditations & Play
Everything Is Medicine (e.i.m.) will be offering a native seeds workshop on Saturday, April 28 from 12:00 – 4:00pm in Ojai, California. The session will cover seed fermentation for edible and medicinal use plus propagation, maintenance and harvest techniques of chia, sage, salt-grass, mugwort, and California sagebrush.
The workshop is lead by Olivia Chumacero. We advise sensible foot-ware and appropriate attire for outdoor activities.
RSVP: Amendozamccoy@yahoo.com or call 805.280.5129 Everything Is Medicine (e.i.m. events are always zero-waste)
Walk into a world of Native California flora presented in a manner you’ve never experienced before. Engage actively through sound, smell, touch and sight. We invite you. Open your life to traditional learning ways that engulf you in the nature of reciprocity. Take this journey with us in gratitude of our mother Earth’s innumerable gifts.
THE SKIRBALL – FRIDAY, MARCH 16 @ 8PM
Please join us!
This year’s lineup features Elizabeth Acevedo (2016 National Slam Champion, Beltway Grand Slam Champion, 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam Representative for Washington, DC), Olivia Chumacero (activist, poet, filmmaker, permaculturist, Raramuri elder, consultant and preservationist for the Los Angeles State Historic Park), Myriam Gurba (poet, writer, and LGBT activist), and singer-songwriter Irene Diaz.
To-date this winter season continues to be low in rainfall, but drought tolerant native California flora is at our aid. Come join us and prepare yourself for total immersion in this four-hour native seeds experience. Bring an open mind and know that all your senses will be engaged in this hands-on workshop.
We will cover germination techniques used by the Tongva people for thousands of years. We’ll introduce seed fermentation for edible and medicinal use. Everyone will prepare and take home, some honey mesquite chia, sun cookies. The session will be lead by Olivia Chumacero at the Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles. We advise sensible foot-ware and attire.
Everything Is Medicine (e.i.m. events are always zero-waste)
Please RSVP http://womenscenterforcreativework.com/events/native-seeds-food-preparation-sun-cookies/
Address: 2425 Glover Place, Los Angeles CA 90031 Contact: Sarah Williams – Managing Director Phone: 323.739.8847
“We humyns live on this planet as an integral species of our environment and are merely one manifestation of the millions of species which claim this air, this water, this light, this earth, as our collective home.” Olivia Chumacero