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The Healing: One Woman's Journey From Poverty to Inner Riches SAEEDA HAFIZ
The Healing: One Woman's Journey From Poverty to Inner Riches
Thursday, July 26 at 7 PM

"An intimate and inspirational look at one woman's self-discovery abetted by her determination, personal discipline, and radical self-care." - Library Journal

What does growing up poor do to your self-esteem? How do patterns of stress and family violence, poor diet and poor health continue to affect you even after you escape to a higher income bracket? And what can one woman do to turn around the cycle of racism, poverty, and inter-generational suffering?

Join us as author Saeeda Hafiz gives a frank account of the anxiety and rewards of becoming "middle class" through a complete change of diet and adopting habits such as traveling and doing yoga. While her peers pursue one kind of African American dream by climbing the corporate ladder, Hafiz finds meaning in learning to cook macrobiotic food and practice meditation. By doing so, she recovers from chronic health conditions and heals from the family trauma she inherited.

Saturday, July 28, starting at 11 AM *
*Please note special time

Come celebrate with us as we journey back to where it all began. Starting at 11 a.m. in the courtyard, we will host a live community reading of the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. There will also be trivia and other treats throughout the day.

Sign up now for your spot to read! Join as a group to reenact your favorite scenes, or read solo in your best voice. Props and costumes are encouraged. Come let the magic of Harry Potter transport you to a day of fun and wizardry!

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