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University of Arizona Health and Healing Arts Festival
February 16, 2013
Presented by the University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Phoenix Campus, and Cecilia Rosales MD, MS, Director of Phoenix Programs, Associate Professor Community, Environment and Policy Division.
The day - long event was sponsored by Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center http://alacaz.org facilitated by Marcelino Quinonez.
Melanie Ohm with Dr. Doug Taren, associate dean of the college, and Dr. Rosales
Judy Butzine & Melanie Ohm, co - directors of the Cultural Arts Coalition: Celebrating Global Connections were invited to participate.
The Mission of the Cultural Arts Coalition, Arizona: 501 (c) 3, a nonpartisan organization in existence since 2005: stimulates creative, analytical and leadership development for personal transformation and collective change through celebrations and multidisciplinary learning experiences.
Guests were encouraged to create their own beaded bracelets of intentions for health and wellness.
Beads have been part of our humanity for nearly 100,000 years. They are small material representations of our ideas, values goals, and understanding of the world. Beads bring us together in community settings, nurturing ourselves and others. The CAC uses the arts, symbolism and metaphor to explore universal human themes, offering practices and ceremonies that connect to daily living and bridge life transitions.
"I chose the colors of my beads and then looked at the significance. My choices aligned with what is going on in my life and a great reminders to the areas in which I seek empowerment and support in my life. Thank you so much! Simple, thoughtful and powerful" - Kate
El haber elaborado esta pulsera es, porque me amo y quiero cuidar mi salud, emperzando or mi corazon. Asi transmito iniciativa, Conceinetizaciou a mi comunidad de la importancia, de evidar la salud, empezando por una buena alimentaciou saludable, para parevenir enfermedades como, la Diabetes , Alta presiou, obesidad entre otras. Gracias
I chose the wing milagro because it shows me that I am free to be who I am and not who I don’t want to be, no matter what people day...Be your self.
Other workshop participants—water color...
Phoenix Natural Medicine and Detox Center http://phxnaturalmedicine.com/
The Mission of the Phoenix Natural Medicine & Detox Center is to promote optimal wellness by providing holistic health care through an integrated approach, combining conventional and complementary therapies. Our goal is to benefit the community’s health and consciousness through offering affordable Wellness services which promote healthy living.
Our Vision is to improve the quality of life, health, and consciousness, create optimal environments to perpetuate self - care, and to emphasize the restorative power of our thinking, and feeling.
Titina’s Catering all organic foods http://www.titinascatering.com
Three one-hour community discussions on preventive health and wellness...
Tai Chi demonstrations - Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. And it also helps increase flexibility and balance.
Current exhibition at ALAC is the work of Patsy Lowry — Beautiful & very FUN!
Donna Gomez, Community Health Worker, Promotora, Wesley Community Health Center, http://www.wccphx.net
Patricia Federico is a gifted intuitive and empath, one of the Southwest's most trusted stress-management consultants, and an alternative healer. http://www.mymadretierra.com/Patricia-Federico.html
Everyone left having experienced through academic input and participation means to take responsibility for their ongoing healthy bodies and minds leading to personal transformation.
Gracias to All!!!
Photo narrative by judy butzine, February 17, 2013.