Decolonizing Herbalism: Facing Racism

We had a great turnout for our first Decolonizing Herbalism discussion, and we want to make this a regular occurrence. Please join us as we face these issues, build dialogue, and work for change.

Dandelion Black & White II - by cloud2013, on flickr.

This session, we’ll focus our discussion on the impacts of systemic and structural racism on herbalism in our country today. Some questions we’ll grapple with include:

  • What are the health impacts of living in a racist society, and how can herbalists recognize and counter them?
  • How can herbalism, as the people’s medicine, address racial inequalities in the conventional health care system?
  • Why are people of color so under-represented in the main stream of herbal education and practice in the US?
  • How have Black and Brown folk traditions been devalued or co-opted (or both) by white herbalists?

We need many voices to complete the circle. Please spread the word!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm
25 St. Mary’s Court, Brookline

This is a free event, and we invite all interested parties to participate!

Register for class by filling out our contact form, emailing us at, or calling 617-750-5274.

We had excellent turnout and good conversations once again! We’ll hold space for discussions like this once every season.


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