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Casa Atabex Ache SOULSTICE 2011 Newsletter July

Casa Atabex Ache SOULSTICE 2011 Newsletter July

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Inside our Summer Newsletter you will find empowering programs and workshop happening for young and adult women this summer at CASA. Read affirmations, engage in Soulstice rituals and join our WOC Healing Arts Collective! Look inside to see how you can get involved in drumming, dancing, leadership and find your strength by tapping into your erotic passionate power. At the same time let go of fear, insecurities, past relationships, love lost and situations that have robbed you of your power! Connect to your life purpose!
Inside our Summer Newsletter you will find empowering programs and workshop happening for young and adult women this summer at CASA. Read affirmations, engage in Soulstice rituals and join our WOC Healing Arts Collective! Look inside to see how you can get involved in drumming, dancing, leadership and find your strength by tapping into your erotic passionate power. At the same time let go of fear, insecurities, past relationships, love lost and situations that have robbed you of your power! Connect to your life purpose!

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Summer 2011Index
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO SUPPORT CASA AND YOUR INVITED!
1. We are looking for powerful, courageous, fearless womyn/gender non-conformingpeople of color to support us in creating an environmentally friendly healing andpolitical space where transformation happens through the spirit to volunteer , internor join our board today!2. Are you a healer, artist, organizer? We are rebuilding Casa and need support withproviding workshops, painting a young womyns mural, affirmations and healingsymbols. In addition we are reworking the space to be environmentally friendly andlooking for folks who do carpentry. Let us know if you are willing to donate a few hours to end violence against womyn and creating safe space.3. Make a donation today @ Casa Atabex Ache.org,
. Your financial supportmakes this work possible. Please join our
 to get up to date infor-mation and follow us on our NEW Twitter page..http://twitter.com/casaatabexache 4. For more information email us at
 or call the leader-ship collective at 718-585-5540.
Page 1.
 Welcome/SUMMER Message fromthe Collective!
Page 2. NEW!
SummerInstitute LeadershipCouncil for Young Women!
Page 3.
Spring Healthand Wellness Calendar/Upcoming EventsNEW: The Legacy Circle brings you a drum anddancing for all ages!
Page 4
 All about the SummerSOULstice!
I am willing to release allfears, worries and con-cerns about money, my career, safety, and pro-tection.I know that I am perfectly protected and that all my needs are met abun-dantly.I am willing to release allmy fears and strugglesthat have to do withpower and control. I fully step into my powernow. It is safe for me to be powerful and I acceptmy Goddess-given powerto be used in the serviceof love and light.I am beautiful and use my erotic power to manifestpassionate, sensual andhealthy relationships.
CASA Mission Statement
Casa has rich legacy of supporting womyn of color heal from internalized oppression by recon-necting with their individual and collective powers of healing and action so they may transformtheir lives, families and communities. Utilizing a self-
healing and social justice model, Casa’s
mission is to support womyn to identify the emotional, spiritual, physical and mental impactthat their experiences of abuse ,neglect, oppression
(sexism, homophobia, classism, racism and  xenophobia, trans-phobia),
 violence and poverty has on their reproductive and mental health.
 
Summer AffirmationsSUMMER MESSAGE to our Friends and Family,
Special Thanks to… Carmen Mojica, Ingrid Romero, Retumba, Jessica Val-
oris, The Legacy Circle, Manuela Arciniegas for being courageous, powerfuland using Casa to manifest their creative spirits. We invite you to join our Womyn of Color Healing Arts Collective , for moreinformation contact Ingrid @ 347-546-7720/email iiromero91@gmail.com. Sharon Ufberg for her supporting story CASA published on Women E News-
http://www.womensenews.org/story/health/110510/lets-hold-out-hope-young-women-in-south-bronx
The young women of Casa and the Women of the South Bronx Community for doing a feature story about CASA on Bronx News 12 -
To Monique Kiera and Monique de la Oz Board Chairs of CASA for beingpassionate and standing for their commitment to heal and empower young women.
 
 Since, 2000, she has been a participant of the Fuerza/Power program. 10
 years later, Natalia Lantigua joins Casa’s staff to make a difference in her
community. This year she has created her own program
“ Rooted in theHeart of the South Bronx”,
for young women ages 13-18 and she needs your support!
Casa’ provided a safe space for young women’s self healing, organizing and
self-empowerment. Our programs are designed to meet the their needs re-lated to poverty, neglect, trauma and violence and its impact on their mind, body and spirit.
In her documentary, “Yo Tengo Fuerza/I Have Power” Natalia Lantigua and
other young women from the South Bronx share their story of child sexualabuse and foster care. Using her story to support other young women inhealing and empowerment Natalia returns, social work student attendingHostos Community College to take her healing to the next level and trans-form her community.
For more information about Casa and the young women’s program contact Natalia Lantigua @ 718
-585-
5540. If you’re a young women between the ages 13
-25 who needs support or someone to talk to call Natalia or email her at nataliaatcasa@gmail.com.
CASA WELCOMES! NEW!
Natalia Lantigua Youth
Coordinator of the Fuerza/Power Young Women’s Program.
Teen moms are doing it differently!They are
“ ROOTED
in the Heart of the
 SOUTH BRONX”!
 
This SUMMER! “ I Have Power
-
 Yo Tengo Fuerza” Leadership Program for
 young women ages 18-25.
Natalia continues to be Rooted in the Heart offering summer stipendprogram.
Spread the WORD! We are currently, recruiting young women to be a part of ourleadership council in the South Bronx!
please email Natalia at rootedinheart@gmail.com or call 718-585-5540.
 
With support from the Simon Bolivar Foundation, Casa seeks to spend the next year creating a Youth LeadershipHealth Model that is rooted in self-healing & organizing focusing on young women /organizer/activist self empowerment, leadership development and personal & organizational health. This summer we will be developing
a young women’s South Bronx “Leadership Council”
The South Bronx is the UNHEALTHIEST of New York's 62 counties. It is plagued with poverty, dis-ease,unemployment , addiction and violence against women in all its forms impacting the mind, body and spirit of young women at an increasing rate. 37% of South Bronx residents say that they have lacked money to buy food at
some point in the past 12 months. Most recently, the movie “Precious” depicting young women reality through the
life story of a young black woman whose social conditions (ie. poverty) contributed to rape and incest that sheexperienced at home, which as a consequence led to obesity , low self esteem, teen pregnancy, illiteracy, sexuallytransmitted diseases, and an intergenerational cycle of abuse within the womyn in her family. We believe that Casacan give young women the tools they can use for mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellness to deal withissues such as self mutilation, low self image, drugs, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, suicide, unsafe sex andunhealthy relationships, all leading to mental stress &emotional damage that often gets carried into their adult lifeaffecting their reproductive health and overall health and wellness.
 
 
 SPRING Health & Wellness CALENDER JuLy 2011
 @ 
CASA ATABEX ACHE  470 E.140th St. betw/ Brook & Willis Ave. Bronx, NY  
 NEW !Young Women's Summer Leadership & Cultural Arts Program APPLY TODAY! featuring Bomba and Palo free drum and dance lessons, empowerment and life skills workshops for teen girls! For more info: Come toOrientation for young women ages 13-18 and  parents Thurs. July 7th, 2011 6:30-8:30pm.  Summer program runs Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from July 11- August 5, 2011.  Snacks included. for info visit:http://www.thelegacycircle.org/  young_womens_summer_program
 Ancestral Tuesdays Adult Drum & Dance Classes
 
with Alma Moyo & Kalunga Neg Mawon & Genaro Ozuna  Bring your own drum .$22 for both classes .6:30-8pm Bomba with Alma Moyo (Alex LaSalle & Julia Gutierrez, drum/ dance teachers) 8-9:30pm Haitian and Dominican roots with Kalunga Neg Mawon &Genaro Ozuna ( Fidel Paulino and Paul Martinez, drum teachers). For more info, visit:www.thelegacycircle.org * Special Dance Workshops byGuest Dance Teacher on July 19, 26, and August 2, YASMAR CRUZ 
 
 from Loiza, Puerto Rico!
 
Women in Traditional Music Monthly Gathering!
 
 Next Jam, Saturday July 17th, 2011 from 2-5pm
 
 Jam session & conversation for women interested in traditional music.  In addition, The Legacy Circle Women's Drum Cypher celebrated their second monthly gathering to support the development of women in Traditional Music.The gathering included 20 women who are developing practitioners and leadersof Afro-Dominican and Puerto Rican traditional art forms. You're invited to joinus at the next gathering, the third Saturday of the month at Casa Atabex Ache,470 E.140th St. betw/ Brook & Willis Ave. For pictures, visit:http:// www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150338662144966.425831.635959965
Coming Back in August! Stay Tuned!
 If you missed the first workshop it wasabout personal freedom and enslavement through writing, moving, collectivelybrainstorming, gathering affirmations, and painting our hands and arms! The next sessionwill explore support and stability, and focus on adorning our feet! Please spread the word,and bring a friend!! Jessica
“ 
Today was about slavery and freedom. I have been a slave to being small in the world through
lack of money. I focused the ritual to set myself free.”
 

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