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Brown Bag With Eva Castellanoz

Date: September 29 2010 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: South Campus Conference Center, Room 107

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South Campus Conference Center, Room 107

Please join us on Wednesday, September 29 for a brown bag lunch with Eva Castellanoz, an artist, curandera (traditional Mexican healer), and community activist from Nyssa, Oregon. Castellanoz is the subject of Remedios: the Healing Life of Eva Castellanoz, a recently published book by Graduate School faculty member Joanne Mulcahy. Danielle Torres, Assistant Professor of School Counseling, will facilitate a conversation between Castellanoz and Mulcahy about their twenty years of friendship and the writing of Remedios. Castellanoz will also talk about her work with young people, as a healer, and an artist. Castellanoz’s coronas—wax and paper floral crowns worn in Mexican traditional celebrations—have earned her numerous prizes, including a National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Award.  Her healing encompasses the practices of curanderismo, which she learned from her mother, as well as her quest to teach Mexican traditions, especially to young people. Castellanoz believes that art is itself a form of healing the schisms migration can cause - in families, communities, and within an individual’s body, mind, and spirit. Copies of Remedios will be for sale at the event.

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