21 Practice: Daily Gratitude Prayer with Francisca Porchas Coronado (English)

In this practice, you’ll experience a daily gratitude prayer with Francisca Porchas Coronado in English. It can be listened to from a quiet and still place, or on the go - wherever you can dedicate your heart and attention. You can find a version of this prayer along with other practices in the Resistencia Ancestral / Ancestral Spiritual Resistance Zine you can download for free from Mijente.

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About our guest

Francisca Porchas Coronado is a Mexican immigrant, Chicana, Latinx, feminist, and anti-racist organizer with over 15 years of organizing experience. As former Organizing Director of Puente Human Rights Movement in Phoenix, she has been one of the leading voices against deportations and immigrant detention in the country. As a 2017 Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellow, Francisca founded Healing In Resistance, a wellness project centering the spiritual and emotional wellbeing of immigrant communities in the fight against criminalization. She has been initiated into the ancient, indigenous Yoruba tradition of IFA for over a decade and is currently a priestess in training.

Conversation: Spiritual Resistance: Bridging Organizing & Healing 

Check out the corresponding conversation with Francisca (episode 21). We talk about: her spiritual path in IFA, how she was politicized and got her start in organizing, healing traditions in immigrant Latinx & Chicanx communities, the resilience of undocumented folks in the face of loss and grief, tending to pain politically and personally, community ritual, bridging healing and organizing and some specific challenging asks for organizers and healers to help build that bridge.

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