A discussion featuring top trauma healing facilitators from around the world as we dig into the healing power of storytelling as it relates to race and generational trauma. This is an opportunity to learn about the origins Aparthied in South Africa, how it relates to Black Lives Matter today and how we can all facilitate healing.
Michael Lapsley, born in New Zealand, joined the Society of the Sacred Mission and was sent to South Africa in 1973. There he became active in the anti-apartheid movement, ultimately joining the African National Congress. After surviving an assassination attempt, he returned from exile to found the Institute for Healing of Memories in Cape Town.
Co-facilitator for Healing of Memories. She attended a workshop in 2014 during an incredible time of grief and loss. It was then when she understood that trauma was what she was experiencing. As a professional actor, Lynndi knew all too well how to utilize her life experiences and truths to embody a character; it was fuel for her art. And now, having been profoundly awakened to the trauma that has impacted her life for a very long time by the systemic racism in our county, her healing journey continues. And it continues with strength, empowerment and acumen gained from her involvement with Healing of Memories. http://www.lynndiscott.com
Fatima Swarz is the program director for The Institute of The Healing of Memories in South Africa. She has an extensive background as an educator and has worked in cross-cultural environments on issues of conflict transformation, organizational development, identity and diversity, mediation and social healing. She was a key trainer for the Coalition for Peace in Africa and is currently a core trainer for- Non Violent Peace Force on Unarmed Civilian Protection. For more info please see The Institute for Healing of Memories website.
Facilitator for the Institute of The Healing of Memories. Mother of son killed in 911 attacks. Founder of “11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows” In November 2002, they met with Aicha el-Wafi, mother of Zacarias Moussaoui who had been indicted in connection with the attacks. He was the only person tried on the US mainland in connection with 9/11 and faced the federal death penalty They were both bereaved mothers, each in a different way but joined by a common traumatic event. For more information on their journey please to: http://www.inoursonsname.com/
Holds a master’s degree in international relations from New York University, and an undergraduate degree in business and marketing. With Wagner Graduate School for Public Service, she studied international health policies and prospects at the World Health Organization in Geneva Switzerland, and conflict and development in The Netherlands. She has tenure in the biotechnology industry, as well as extensive non-profit experience. For more info please see The Institute For Healing of Memories website.
Sanyika “The Firestarter” Street’s is a POWERHOUSE.He teaches people how to stop negotiating with themselves, pick one path and go ALL IN, with his High Performance Coaching Program, The All In Method. The powerful product is greater resilience, revenue and relationships.
A High Powered Storyteller & Speaker, Sanyika uses spoken word storytelling as an innovative method to tell stories for some of the biggest brands in the world. He’s worked with Sony Playstation, FOX Network, The US Department Of Defense, Universal Music Group and now…INK Global. For more, you can reach the firestarter on IG @FirestarterLive
Since the 1990s, The Healing of Memories has provided workshops around the world, enabling participants from diverse ethnic groups, races, and religions to reach a better understanding of themselves and each other. They are committed to individual and collective healing that creates a more peaceful and socially just future.
Healing TREE advocates healing from abuse and trauma rather than coping with the symptoms, in order to transform lives and, ultimately, society. We achieve this by providing trauma-focused resources and education and by producing and partnering with relevant film, television, and theatre, empowering the social change necessary to create a healing movement.
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