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Qigong and Social Justice

Does fighting social injustice leave you feeling helpless and emotionally drained?

Wild Iris presents a groundbreaking workshop:


Qigong and Social Justice

with Lizzie Lunior & Arun Blatchley


 

Learn practices for transforming the bitterness and pain that is triggered by the struggle against oppression, and cultivate the inner fire that enables us to confront injustice with compassion and clarity. Advocate for social justice from a foundation of awareness and self-appreciation.

Love yourself. Be kind to others.
Smash the Patriarchy.


What is Qigong? In Chinese, Qigong means “art of energy.” It’s a broad category of exercises for restoring the natural functions of the body, resulting in holistic health, vitality, and emotional resiliency. It’s a powerful branch of Chinese medicine, with thousands of years of history.

When: Saturday, November 22nd, 10 AM - 1PM
Where: Civic Media Center Courtyard, 433 S Main St.

Cost: $20


To register, follow this link: http://shop.wildirisbooks.com/product/qigong-and-social-justice-workshop

Advance registration is required, as we have limited spaces available. Sliding scale available by individual request. Email info@wildirisbooks.com.


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Lizzie Lunior is a senior undergraduate student at UF, majoring in Psychology and Women’s Studies. She serves as president of Meditation Club at UF, and aspires to create her own practice in feminist therapy. She also leads meditation-for-beginners workshops at Wild Iris.


Arun Blatchley is a Qigong and Kungfu instructor at the Flowing Zen Studio in Gainesville, with seven years of experience. He has a Bachelor of Science in International Studies from Rochester Institute of Technology, and has written on the subject of nonviolent resistance.

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Wild Iris Winter Holiday Schedule - Closed 11/25 -11/29 and 12/25 - 1/3

The holidays are fast approaching and we'll be taking some time to celebrate with our families and travel! 

You can still shop online 24/7 at wildirisbooks.com.

Wild Iris Will Be Closed:

Tuesday November 25th - Saturday November 29th
(Re-Opening Tuesday December 2nd)

Thursday December 25th - Saturday January 3rd
(Re-Opening Tuesday January 6th)

Code Pink and Wild Iris present Medea Benjamin, Book Signing and Reception, Nov 7th

CodePINK is proud to host Medea Benjamin at several events in Gainesville on November 6th and 7th. Please join us for one or all the events

Medea Benjamin Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. She has been a tireless advocate for social justice for more than 20 years. Described as "one of America’s most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday.

Hailed as "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, Medea has distinguished herself as an eloquent and energetic figure in the progressive movement. In June of 2005, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize collectively, on behalf of the millions of anonymous women who do the essential work of peace worldwide.

All events are free and open to the public.


Empowering Women Globally in the Peace Movement

November 6th, 6:30 pm
Ustler Hall, University of Florida

There will be a reception and book signing following the presentation. Her newest book, Drone Warfare, Killing by Remote Control, will be available. This presentation is sponsored by UF Womens Studies Department, NOW, Gainesville Vets for Peace.


November 7th - Various Events

11am - 2pm, Mennonite Meeting House

Join an event co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine. Benjamin will hold a talk on Palestine along with lunch, at the Mennonite Meeting House (1236 NW 18th Ave). Parking available in the Wells Fargo Bank lot.

3 - 5pm, Drone Warfare March and Protest

Benjamin, Codepinkgainesville, Occupy Gainesville, Gainesville Chapter of Vets fore Peace, and others will be PROTESTING DRONE WARFARE. The march will begin at Main St. & University Av. at 3 pm and at 4:20 will proceed down Main St. and over to 606 Depot Av. where a local military drone manufacturer, Prioria Robotics is located. Join Us!

6 - 9pm, Wild Iris hosts a Book Signing and Lecture

Friday evening Medea will give a presentation about her latest book, Drone Warfare, Killing by Remote Control. A reception and book signing will follow at Wild Iris Books, 22 SE 5th Av., Gainesville. This event is cosponsored by Wild Iris Books, the Civic Media Center, Occupy Gainesville, Gainesville Vets for Peace, and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Project.


CodePINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.


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Code Pink Co-Founder Medea Benjamin Visits Gainesville - Nov 6th & 7th

CodePINK is proud to host Medea Benjamin at several events in Gainesville on November 6th and 7th.  Please join us for one or all the events

Medea Benjamin Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. She has been a tireless advocate for social justice for more than 20 years. Described as "one of America’s most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday.

Hailed as "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, Medea has distinguished herself as an eloquent and energetic figure in the progressive movement. In June of 2005, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize collectively, on behalf of the millions of anonymous women who do the essential work of peace worldwide.

All events are free and open to the public.


Empowering Women Globally in the Peace Movement

November 6th, 6:30 pm
Ustler Hall, University of Florida

There will be a reception and book signing following the presentation.  Her newest book, Drone Warfare, Killing by Remote Control, will be available. This presentation is sponsored by UF Womens Studies Department, NOW, Gainesville Vets for Peace.


November 7th - Various Events

11am - 2pm, Mennonite Meeting House

Join an event co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine. Benjamin will hold a talk on Palestine along with lunch, at the Mennonite Meeting House (1236 NW 18th Ave). Parking available in the Wells Fargo Bank lot.

3 - 5pmDrone Warfare March and Protest

Benjamin, Codepinkgainesville, Occupy Gainesville, Gainesville Chapter of Vets fore Peace, and others will be PROTESTING DRONE WARFARE.  The march will begin at Main St. & University Av. at 3 pm and at 4:20 will proceed down Main St. and over to 606 Depot Av. where a local military drone manufacturer, Prioria Robotics is located. Join Us!

6 - 9pm, Wild Iris hosts a Book Signing and Lecture

Friday evening Medea will give a presentation about her latest book, Drone Warfare, Killing by Remote Control.  A reception and book signing will follow at Wild Iris Books, 22 SE 5th Av., Gainesville. This event is cosponsored by Wild Iris Books, the Civic Media Center, Occupy Gainesville, Gainesville Vets for Peace, and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Project.


CodePINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.


$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781781680773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Verso, 4/2013

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781930722491
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: New World Library, 4/2005 

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9780979482281
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Polipoint Press, 10/2008 

$8.95
ISBN-13: 9780929765044
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Seven Locks Press, 8/1991

 

 

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