Healing Families: Reflect, Express, and Envision a better future after the death of Tony Robinson
On Thursday, March 26 from 6 pm until 8 pm, The Badger Rock Neighborhood Center (501 E. Badger Rd) and its community partners are hosting, Healing Families: an event to reflect, express, and envision a better future after the death of Tony Robinson. This is a family friendly event inviting the community to come together to gain tools for exploring loss and grief and to heal. Participants will be able to express themselves through art, music, and poetry. The event is free and geared toward parents and children to begin constructive conversations and inspire positive progress.
Peng Her, Assistant Director of the Center for Resilient Cities said, “The recent death of Tony Robinson has prompted important discussion in our community some of which has been difficult and emotional. It’s important we have these discussion with our children as they try to understand what is happening. We wanted to create a safe place for the parents, students, and the community to come and share their feelings, thoughts and see how we can move forward positively.”
Participants of all ages can attend a discussion group around grieving and healing, create a community mural painting, fold origami "Faith Flowers," learn African drumming and dance, create spoken word/community poetry, and participate in meditation. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to express themselves through art and music, and get their faces painted
Partners in the Healing Families event include Drum Power- Yorel Lashley, Phitness Plus- Haywood Simmons, Sara Alvarado, Alicia Saddoris, Funny Faces Children’s Entertainment, and MetamorFaces face painting.