Police Brutality Workshop and Open Potluck!

A non-profit organization, Making HerStory in the Oklahoma City area. Empowering and motivating youth to be the change they want to see in their community and world.


Last week in our Beginner’s Making Herstory we had a police brutality workshop. We opened the discussion by writing the names Pearl Pearson, Vincent Chin, and Oscar Grant on the board. We then asked me members if they’d heard of these people before and what they knew about them. Next, we asked members to search the library for any information/books covering these men. Surprise (or maybe not a surprise), our members weren’t able to find ANY information in the Oklahoma Library System. We then had members ask the librarians for help, but were still unable to find much information about these men, AT ALL.

Since we couldn’t find this information in our library system, we turned to the internet for help! Members were able to use their phones to find information over these victims of police brutality. We then discussed police brutality, as well as possible reasons for the information being so…

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About Ynav

Greetings Beloved. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am passionate about the arts, specifically, dancing and writing poems. I am currently on a journey of discovering and experiencing healing dances, such as Biodanza and Dance Meditation. I am also working on my first poem book and other artistic projects. I was born and created to dance since the inception of my being in my mother’s womb. My bedroom has always been my stage and my mirrors my audience. I am now on a journey to release my birth given art and talent to the universe. I dance to bring my inner being peace, calmness and also to bring these same feelings to other fellow beings. I love the art of expressing your deepest and truest emotions through the movement of your body. I thank you mother nature and father universe for allowing me to share such a gift, for I am present now to introduce such an art to your universe. Dancing has always played an integral part in my life when I needed that extra boost in my esteem, that release of mental and emotional tension, and when I wanted to feel alive. I was also aware that when I danced in social settings, it brought other’s joy and a sense of calmness. I started to analyze and put two and two together and discovered that when I dance, I not only bring that same feeling into my body and psyche but that I affect others with it. With Gratitude, Breathe Love Laugh Dance (BLLD) Ynav Avlis
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