Saturday, April 29
Japanese Culture Center
1016 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago
Doors open 7pm
Donations kindly accepted
RSVP here: https://battle3.eventbrite.com/
“The spoils of war have included the defeated populations, which were often enslaved, and the women and children absorbed into the victorious country’s population.” (Wikipedia) Where loot and lives were taken and often worn in the name of some country, some warlord, some king. We cannot change our history of this violence and oppression, it surely lives in our bodies. We can ask now, is it possible to repair the damage done?
We reframe our Return from War, in our celebration of victory, a people that do not oppress, do not include old paradigms of winners and losers, oppressors and the oppressed. Where in this history of our bodies can we find places to release no longer necessary anger and hatred, to open opportunities for new potentials to arise? Can we humans live without war, without claiming our lives more important than the lives of others, with freedom and love for the spirit of all life? How will we accept the truth of our answer? Here we make the attempt to embrace both our shadow and our light. We invite you to do the same.