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We know that many people in our communities will have feelings or thoughts about this closing. You are welcome to share with us any of those thoughts and feelings through our Facebook page or email (email@example.com). We will get back to you as soon as we can. We take seriously what it means that a business that we have personally managed is also something that many others care about. Please reach out to individual practitioners directly for more information around how to continue to work with them. In the next two months, there may be updates on our website about the continuation of practitioners’ work.
Thank you for your care and your belief. We also want to thank Autumn Brown and AORTA for their support in helping us navigate the last couple of months of shifting and changing towards our release of this public announcement. We are reminded in working with Autumn that really good facilitators are also part of the continuum of healing justice practitioners.
Alejandra and her partner, Saby, began the PMC as a dream. Our first official event was to co-organize Healing Justice for Black Lives Matters. Since that time we have been involved in a range of frontline healing justice solidarity spaces, organized healing justice spaces at gatherings and for communities being targeted, held quarterly collective bodywork days, and brought people like Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha, Mia Mingus, Eli Clare, Aurora Levins Morales, Cara Page, Jaime Grant and others to our space. The local and national landscape of healing justice is very different from when we first began.
While the PMC is closing, relationships will continue. We are excited for all the ways that our individual and collective work towards the healing in justice and the justice in healing will unfold. As our fabulous facilitator Autumn named, we did not set out to build an institution but to support a movement. The movement continues.
In solidarity and with great care,
Alejandra, Ayo, Eiko, Griffen, Rebeka, Susan
It's not really goodbye, just a different shape of hello.
Greetings, communty. You saw our announcement of the closing of the PMC on June 8th. The physical space is now closed. We will do a final sunset of the PMC as a legal and fiscal entity on December 31. We will be using those six months between August and December to finish out a few projects, think about documentation of our work, and finish out some of the legal and fiscal elements of operating a business.
We wanted to take another moment to thank you for your kind words, your powerful work, your transparent honesty, and your belief in the possibility of transformation and change. We have all been deeply impacted by our work together and that includes you, our communities, as much as it includes those who have done the work of managing the PMC for the last five years.
During the second half of 2019, we will be meeting together to talk about documentation. We want to take some time to share the story of the PMC, sharing what we learned, what mistakes we made, and suggestions we might have for others interested in a similar project. We are grateful for the materials that already exist (go to our website to see some of them or to transformharm.org for others) and hope to add to the growing body of materials available to support our ongoing and collective work of transformation. So many lessons learned!!
We will also be keeping some of the PMC addresses (website, Facebook, instagram) open through the end of the year and into early 2020. This is the way we will communicate about any documentation that comes out of this process and any PMC-related work that continues independently into the future. Please feel free to continue to email firstname.lastname@example.org regarding bodywork, facilitation, teaching and general contract work that you think might fit with the work of PMC practitioners.
To all of our friends - every person who walked into the physical space of the PMC for a session or a gathering, to every one we got to meet when holding different kinds of circles and work outside of our physical space, to every person who gave money and time and care, and to all of those who just cared that we existed, thank you. Thank you. We have learned a lot and while we know the physical space is ending, we know that our shared work continues.
The healing in justice, the justice in healing.