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Sustaining Spirit- Self-Care for Social Justice by Naomi Ortiz

  • 25 Jun 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • ZOOM Video Conferencing

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presented by

SoCalATA's Multicultural Committee

The Art + Lit Collective is a series of art, reading, and creative experimentation curated by SoCalATA’s  Multicultural Committee. The intention of the collective is to use different media and entry points to engage our curiosity, increase empathy, build connection, and promote lifelong learning and reflection.

You are invited to a gathering of our members and colleagues to actively explore themes of humanity, including topics related to intersectionality, and social justice through art making.

Periodically we’ll choose a book, article, art piece, or community activity for inspiration and create an art response.  

“¿Y dónde está tu ombligo? Where are you centered or rooted?” 



Sustaining Spirit: Self-Care for Social Justice

June 25th, 10:00 a.m.


Conversation and Art Making

*Haven't read the book? These videos may also be helpful in understanding the themes and making connections.  

  • Bishops Book Club Live Discussion on Sustaining Spirit-Sponsored by Sierra Pacific Synod (YouTube Captions only)


  • Activist Care. Self Care. 


You are welcome to invite a friend or colleague.  Please ask them to RSVP  so they can receive the ZOOM link and other important information.


Caring – Volunteering - Always too much work to do - Burnout

Does this sound familiar? Burnout is a vicious cycle.

Naomi Ortiz went through this cycle many times before she realized: This Is Not Working. Sustaining Spirit shows how she broke the cycle of burnout and brought balance into her life.

Naomi provides us with a guide to self-care, sharing her journey and the strategies she’s learned from interviewing over 30 social justice activists.  

   The Author

From naomiortiz.com

“Self-care is the practice of returning. Of remembering. Of noticing.”

Clinical Applications
  • multicultural/diversity competencies
  • class, race, and disability advocacy
  • symptoms of burnout and strategies for self-care

Your Facilitators

Terri Slade, MA, AMFT has worked as a therapist in school-based settings and provided case management and therapeutic services for families or individuals affected by domestic violence or living in transitional shelters.  She is currently working as a registered associate marriage and family therapist with an art therapy specialty providing mental health services to adults, teens, children, and families. She volunteers with the SoCalATA multicultural committee.

Genia Young, LMFT, ATR-BC, ATCS, has volunteered with SoCalATA as a member of the Board of Directors, Membership and Honors Committees, and is now liaison to the  Multicultural Committee.  She has worked in the field as an art therapist for preschool day treatment intensive, addiction rehab residential treatment, and school-based and intensive outpatient programs. She also supervises students and new professionals gaining hours towards art therapy registration.

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