We Are Seeds – Workshop Description

Facilitated by local artist: June Kaewsith, in collaboration with Long Beach Time Exchange & Native Sol

DATE: Wednesday, December 6th

TIME: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

LOCATION: Native Sol (2018 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, California 90814)

The city of Long Beach has been selected to participate in Cultural Convenings, which is part of a process using arts and culture to broaden conversation around gentrification, displacement and health equity issues throughout Southern California. Funded by The California Endowment, local artist June Kaewsith will facilitate a theater workshop called “We Are Seeds” using plants, poetry, and movement activities to tell stories of migration and how immigrants and refugees have always found ways to create home. With the rise of housing costs and displacement in Long Beach, the intention of this workshop is to connect with our plant ancestors to remind us of the resiliency that lies within our bodies and the earth. For this special workshop, we invite community members to bring a plant that makes them feel “at home” to exchange with another participant. This plant can be in the form of a fruit, vegetable, herb, or basically anything that has grown from a seed, or anything that reminds you of “home”.

Please bring a journal to write in and dress comfortably as we will be doing movement activities and storytelling.

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**This workshop is open to all ages, abilities, and genders. We would like to prioritize immigrants, refugees, and those who carry these stories of their ancestors.** We encourage people to bring an elder relative with them (parent, grandparent, etc) as this will be a space for intergenerational healing and storytelling. Children are also welcome to participate alongside adults (and is encouraged!).  If translation will be needed, please let us know when you RSVP.

You are welcome to bring snacks to share that bring comfort and also remind you of home.

To RSVP, Please fill out this form:

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” – Mexican Proverb

Cultural Convening in Long Beach is supported by Long Beach Residents Empowered (LiBRE), Housing Long Beach, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, East Los Angeles Community Corporation, and the California Endowment. Workshops are being offered at no cost to community members and is made possible through the generous funds of California Endowment. For Time Bank members, a donation of 2 time credits is welcome.



Dare to Share Mixer

(Español abajo)

Do you want to meet other members and/or need a boost to make an exchange?

Do you have questions about how to use hOurworld?

Your LBTE is hosting monthly member mixers as a space for new and existing members to primarily meet one another, to get a refresher course on time-banking, get answers to their questions, and receive 1-on-1 help with navigating hOurworld. You are also welcome to bring a potluck item to share and receive a time credit.

Next Dare to Share Mixer

Wednesday, Nov. 29th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm

920 Atlantic Ave. (when you arrive, please ring doorbell for suite 101)

RSVP is required since there is limited space available. Please send us an email or call the office to reserve your spot.


Hope to see you there!


Encuentro Para Miembros

Quieres conocer otros miembros y/o necesitas ayuda para hacer un intercambio?

Tienes preguntas sobre cómo usar hOurworld?

Tu LBTE está organizando estos encuentros mensuales para que miembros nuevos y existentes puedan tener un espacio primeramente para conocerse unos con otros, recibir información sobre cómo funciona el intercambio, recibir respuestas a tus preguntas, y recibir ayuda individual sobre cómo usar hOurworld. Estas invitado a traer comida o una bebida no alcohólica para compartir y recibirás un crédito de tiempo.

Próximo Encuentro

miercoles 29 de noviembre de 5:00 – 6:30 pm

920 Atlantic Ave. (cuando llegas, toca timbre para cuarto 101)

Reservar tu lugar es requerido porque tenemos espacio limitado. Por favor mandanos un correo electrónico o llama a nuestra oficina para reservar tu lugar.


Esperamos verte pronto!


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