The Halcyon Fall: Love Don't Live Here w/ Cat Brooks & Amber Allen Pierson
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Part 2 of a 2-Part series: Love Don’t Live Here. In this episode of Halcyon we will tackle healthy and unhealthy narrative narratives of Love ranging from healthy examples to surviving abuse and violence. This episode is for those who have survived, are surviving and/or witnessing a loved one struggling with feelings of fear, guilt, regret and grief. Cat Brooks and Amber Allen Pierson will speak on their personal experiences. This episode may be triggering. We will not rush the conversation and you may excuse yourself at any time.
When an Oakland family is experiencing the trauma of police violence, when young people of color need encouragement, when elder neighbors are in pain, Cat Brooks has been a force for change as she engages in the work of accompaniment and struggle. Inspired by her own lived experience, she has spent her life organizing to bring an end to unjust systems which were built to sustain the privileges of the status quo. Whether she’s serving the People in their fight for justice, collaborating with State Assembly members to pass AB931 or raising her daughter in West Oakland, she brings with her the combined forces of compassionate grace, resilient tenacity, and laser focused vision which are rooted in and nurtured by the fierce love of her activist mother who raised her and energized by the injustice of a system that incarcerated her father instead of providing him with healthcare support to fight his addiction.
Amber Allen-Peirson (Clarity) is a black-biracial woman who is a strong empath, a mother, a writer, an activist, educator, and a public speaker who is focused on self-development and working in black and brown communities to cultivate health, communication, and empowerment (especially with young people).
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