ROOTS & VISION
In the 70’s and 80’s, Boricuas (Puerto Ricans) throughout NYC built gardens and small houses called casitas on neglected lots. These community spaces evoked the spirit of the Caribbean and became cultural centers and havens. Inspired by this history, Casitas Wisdom co creates learning/healing spaces where people can be creative, tell stories, and share the knowledges we carry in our memories and bodies. This is a political act of love and survival.
WHO WE ARE
We are a crew that identifies as people of color (POC) and queer and trans people of color (QTPOC). Our ancestral lineages are rooted throughout the world.
We honor the resilience and healing of our peoples by offering free to low-cost workshops in a variety of healing modalities. These gatherings have taken place in homes and community gardens throughout NYC.
Casitas Wisdom was started by Myrna Caban Lezcano in the spring of 2014 in response to the lack of affordable healing spaces where working class queer and trans people of color could heal while feeling represented and supported. She ran a series of free skillshares out of her home with the support of teachers and healers in her community. In 2015, this work shifted into being lead and envisioned by our Guiding Group.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT CASITAS