Herbalism in Detroit: Organizing, Self-Care, Social Justice, and Media Narratives

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Lottie Spady
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 8:00pm EST
Please note webinar time is: 8 pm Eastern Time, 7 pm Central Time, 6 pm Mountain Time, 5 pm Pacific Time
My plan is to discuss/show how myself and others in Detroit are using herbalism for what may perhaps be innovative approaches to anti-violence work, environmental justice education, to push back against corporate polluting, and to teach Media Deconstruction and Accountability... all while empowering community members to make their own herbal medicines and grow medicinal plants.

Bio: Lottie V. Spady, Detroit food, environment and media justice activist, has been studying herbalism formally for over 6 years and an advocate and user of herbal supports for decades. She is currently hosting community herbal education sessions, plant identification walks and medicine making workshops in Detroit. She also creates a variety of herbal products for health and wellness under the Detroit Elixir & Salve Company brand. Lottie blogs at Earthseed Detroit, which chronicles her evolution as an urban farm girl as she learns about and adapts to the challenges of living a sustainable, healthy lifestyle. She can often be found outside in a field or forest wandering with her dog, Riley, and a camera. Follow Earthseed Detroit on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest or visit EarthseedDetroit.com.