What is Healing Justice?
Healing Justice is a framework created in the early 2000s by Cara Page and the Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective - a network of Black, Indigenous, LGBTQI, and women of color organizers, political healers, and health practitioners.
They aimed to identify “how we can holistically respond to and intervene on generational trauma and violence, and to bring collective practices that can impact and transform the consequences of oppression on our bodies, hearts, and minds.”
In order to build the kind of world we want to live in, we have to change the paradigm and make healing a necessity rather than a luxury. Our collective liberation depends on it. If we are to thrive instead of merely survive, then healing must be central to the way we live and care for ourselves and our community. Without it, we are building on a foundation of trauma and likely perpetuating harm. Here at the Healing Justice Collective of Central Oregon, centering healing is our mission. We are honored to join
our voices and efforts with the healing justice movement.