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Dia de Muertos presentation at UC San Marcos, 2017.

FOR UNIVERSITIES, HOSPITALS, AND WORKPLACE

Presentations & Cultural Consultations

Maestra Grace offers lectures, workshops, and presentations using story-telling, PowerPoint, song, and ritual to fit the needs of organizations, hospitals, hospice care facilities, or universities on a variety of topics, including:

  • Honoring Our Ancestors: Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead. Depending on the needs of the organization or university, can be anywhere from a two-hour lecture to 1 or 2 day workshop.

  • How to Be a Good Relative. This lecture can be expanded to either a 1 or 2 day workshop and may include a talking circle. This topic is important especially for non-Native/Indigenous persons who wish to understand the effects of colonization on our health and in community building. May include discussion of Indigenous protocols, understanding land acknowledgement, and other relevant aspects of colonization and decolonization.

  • Curanderismo and Culturally Competent Health Care

  • Spiritual Self-Care for Health Care Providers

  • Providing Culturally Competent Care to Patients (for medical offices, hospitals, and healthcare providers)

  • Mexicans: Hispanic, Chicanos, or Native? Reflecting on self-identification and loss of culture, tribal identity, and  community

  • Curanderismo: Healing the Heart & Restoring the Spirit

  • Si Se Puede! Self-Care and Community Activism

  • Grandmother Moon & the Sacred Feminine

  • Many Rivers, One Source: The Healing Wisdom of China and Mexico (with Taoist master Ken Cohen)

  • Telling Our History, Reclaiming Our Traditions

  • The Teachings of Tonantzin: Natural Laws for Living in Balance

 

Cultural Consultant.

Maestra Grace provides culturally relevant advice, counsel and support to Mexican, Chicano, Indigenous, Native and Non-Native individuals, in the workplace or in community organizations, who are affected by problems arising from cultural differences, in the following manner:​

  • Shares knowledge of traditional concepts and beliefs, protocols, spirituality, and healing practices;

  • Conducts spiritual ceremonies, as may be appropriate;

  • Advises on how aspects of traditional cultures can be compatible with requirements of the contemporary workplace;

  • Provides opportunities for staff and board members, administrators, and volunteers to become knowledgeable about, and sensitive to, the historical experiences of Indigenous peoples of Mexico and the United States, and their contemporary situation as well as the vision they have for themselves and their community.

  • Cultural competency planning and training.

  • Self-care for Physicians, Nurses, and Health Professionals

  • Lectures and training on appropriate and culturally aware health care and hospice care  to Hispanic/Mexican and Native communities.

  • Mediates conflict resolution circles.

To schedule Maestra Grace for a speaking engagement or cultural consultation, please  send her a description of your organization's needs via email.