Connecting Across Generations
The wisdom of our elders and the creative vitality of our youth – so many gifts emerge when the generations gather together in the service of healing.
August was a beautiful month of intergenerational connections. At the start of the month, TWU’s Sayain Circle visited the Full Circle Farm in O’ga P’ogeh (Santa Fe) at the invitation of the Three Sisters Collective. Here’s what our friends from 3SC wrote:
We are so honored and happy to share space with Tewa Women United’s Sayain Circle this morning at Full Circle Farm.
Sayain (Circle of Grandmothers) is the nurturing breath that infuses and inspires the work of Tewa Women United. The Grandmothers is a circle of inter-tribal, multicultural women who are grandmothers themselves and are very much supportive elders.
We gathered safely outdoors as we talked to one another while listening deeply to each other’s updates. Slowly, the rain clouds circled around us as if to validate all the things we shared and put down.
There’s nothing like holding space with compassion and communal love, which fills our hearts and minds to continue the work we want to do.
Ta’ah, Ahéhee’, Nia:wen Kowa, Thank you Grandmothers for spending time with us today!
At the end of the month, our A’Gin Project hosted its second Intergenerational Healing Panel. The theme of this virtual event was Gender Justice and Healing. Panelists were:
- G Precious (hip hop artist)
- Andrea Stanley (doula, community facilitator, mother)
- Erika Garcia (sabadora, doula)
- Evelyn Naranjo (Sayaain circle of Grandmothers, potter, healer)
- Jamie Allbach (community facilitator)
- Joycelyn Shroulote (poet, skater, activist)
These A’gin Intergenerational panels have been well loved and there are plans for another one in September 2021. Stay tuned for more details!