Tonja Honsey is an Indigenous woman, a revolutionary mother, an incarceration survivor, and a community healer. Tonja knows that we cannot make our way to liberation by replicating the patterns of our oppressors, and she asks us to imagine a world where liberation becomes possible in the here and now. As the leader of the We Rise Collective, and as a founding member of the Sprouting Brith Collective, Tonja has built a vibrant and necessary coalition of people and organizations who are ready to resist the violence and devastation of incarceration in our communities both locally and nationally. In all off her work, Tonja challenges us to bring healing justice into the heart of resistance-based organizing, asking what it would take to, for example, end the incarceration of people experiencing pregnancy, and to do so in our lifetimes.
We are thrilled to be collaborating with Tonja for our next KaleoExpress, and we are so excited to learn from her humor, passion, and brilliance. Please join us on Wednesday, January 23rd from 9a.m. – 10:45a.m. at Springhouse Ministry Center, 610 W. 28th St. MPLS for an interactive workshop and community conversation with Tonja about how we can use organizing as a form of healing, and about how we can practice healing as a form of revolution. The event is free and open to all – please spread the word and bring your friends. We’ll have coffee, bagels, treats, and good company starting at 8:30a.m.