2nd Sat. Feb. 2022: Healing Well Workshop

Join Root Division and Itzel Hayward of Healing Well this February for a trauma-informed movement workshop in conjunction with Water is Thicker Than Blood, a new exhibition curated by Rachel Poonsiriwong.

Engaging empathically with the trauma of others can potentially impact you—whether you yourself are a trauma survivor or not. In this session, Itzel Hayward will lead some simple yet transformational trauma healing practices that you can use while exploring the exhibit—or any time you want to soothe and care for yourself in the face of triggering or otherwise challenging situations.

Water is Thicker Than Blood explores the complexities of intergenerational and familial traumas alongside pathways to healing. This group exhibition highlights artists whose work has nurtured vulnerable spaces that reflect on emotional, cultural, or geographical rifts.

At its heart, Water is Thicker than Blood  investigates the weaving of trauma into domesticity and genealogical systems. On a personal level, the pieces featured in Water is Thicker than Blood carry artists’ intimate expressions of grief, longing, and discomfort. Collectively, this exhibition surfaces the intersectionality of familial rifts and traumas with many immigrant and diasporic experiences.

We can't wait to see you at our February 2nd Saturday workshop and closing.


As we transition back into in-person events, our 2nd Saturday reception will be open for a limited number of guests*, so we request that you RSVP in advance. We're excited to see you in person!

* In response to updates to San Francisco’s “Safer Return Together” City Health Order, we will require all guests (over age 12) to bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry into this event. 

We ask this as a show of community care and a move towards continued safety at our in-person events. You may bring a physical copy of your vaccination card or via digital download through the State of California Digital Vaccine Record Portal here

For the safety of our extended community, we also ask that you continue to wear a mask when in the Root Division space and please only bring along guests that have also RSVP’d for the event

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