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 knowledge we carry in our memories and bodies. This is a political act of love and survival.
WHO WE ARE + WHAT WE DO
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 Cabán Lezcano in 2014 in response to the lack of affordable healing spaces led and for Boricuas & queer and trans people of color. 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 by our Guiding Group.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT CASITAS?