Sinsinawa Mound Center offers retreats and programs as well as opportunities for personal reflection and renewal in a comfortable, rural setting.
Healing Haunted Histories
August 19 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$30.00
“There is too much broken that must be mended, too much hurt we have done to each other that cannot yet be forgiven,” writes the poet Denise Levertov. We live in a land that is haunted, where the spirit of past colonial violence and Native dispossession is still present among us. This retreat will explore the “hauntings” of this continent, region and landscape, while delving into practical ways of healing. This is both an inward and an outward journey. Our day will be marked by learning Indigenous and colonial history, grappling with ways in which our family stories carry their own hurt and how they may intersect with these “hauntings,” and exploring paths toward healing and repair. This retreat is inspired in part by the efforts of white settlers Elaine Enns and Ched Myers in their work Healing Haunted Histories.
**Homework** (as you have time/ability): In preparation for this retreat, you are invited to do research on your family history. Pick at least ONE immigrant ancestor to the U.S. Where did they come from? When? Why did they leave their home country? Where did they come to in the U.S.? Who were the Indigenous peoples of that place? Were/are those Indigenous people still there? If not, why not?
Saturday, August 19; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check in will begin at 9:45 a.m. so the program start promptly at 10 a.m. Bring your own lunch.
$30/person. Registration ends on Thursday, August 17.
Facilitator: Eric Anglada, is the Ecological Programming Coordinator at Sinsinawa Mound. He is co-founder of the St. Isidore Catholic Worker Farm outside Cuba City, WI. He also works in support of the Nuns & Nones Land Justice Project. His interests lay in the intersections of land, spirituality, justice, and decolonization.