Upcoming Karisha Events

Collaborator Events

Past Events

  • June 16 – June 17, 2017 – Karisha Health Commons Invite
  • June 18, 2016: Yoga with Pamela Brewer
  • April 2, 2016: Karisha Volunteer Day: E 51st and Springdale, 10a-2p
  • October 29, 2015: Karisha Fall Fundraiser: Casa de Luz, 6-9p
  • November 7, 2015, Karisha Volunteer Day: Nourish our Healing Site & Clean up! 10a – 3p
  • December 13, 2015: Karisha Offering: De Stress Yoga with Pamela Brewer
  • January 2016: First Annual Karisha Providers Community Retreat, Chapel Home, Wimberly Texas
  • Feb 2016: Karisha Offering: Mindfulness with Geeta Cowlagi

Past Collaborator Events

Rooted in Healing
October 20th, 9am – 5pm
ACC Eastview
3401 Webberville Rd., Austin, 78702

Community Advocacy and Healing Project (CAAHP) presents its inaugural Rooted in Healing for People of the Global Majority. An experience grounded in knowledge sharing, healing, and culturally appropriate treatment. This Experience was created because people of the global majority work tirelessly to combat the trauma inflicted by systemic oppression. Finding culturally appropriate and trauma-free healing techniques isn’t easily accessible for people of the global majority. Rooted in Healing is an Experience where people of the global majority (replaces the term people of color), and those who co-conspire with people of the global majority, can learn about various available healing techniques.

CAAHP is a 501 c(3) rooted in human-centered, culturally proficient, and trauma-informed advocacy and healing experiences for people systematically oppressed and ostracized. We plant ourselves in the heart of communities systematically oppressed and ostracized through creating experiences that share knowledge and cultivate healing for beings within systems, traumatized by those systems, and advocating for change even when seeking care.

Austin Health Commons – Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation with Gail Christopher, ND
October 13, 14, 10am – 4pm
Huston Tillotson Universtiy
Register here (FREE:) EventBrite, October 13, 14
Share the event: Facebook: TRHT October 13, 14

Our work is overcoming a great divide … the hierarchy of human value — Dr. Gail Christopher

Austin Health Commons (AHC) is a non profit organization that cultivates root cause community healing through a process called Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation developed by Dr Gail Christopher.

The Austin Health Commons shifts ownership of health back to communities and those of us who live in our communities. Our model was borrowed from the Food Commons and Commons Health, developed by Jamie Harvie. AHC will own Karisha Community’s prototype center in Central East Austin and will serve as a steward of Conscious Health Care, our new paradigm for health and healing.

To learn more, contact
For more information, visit Austin Health Commons website

Health Disparities and Community Engagement Training
Four Part Series
Dell Medical School’s Department of Population Health

Join one or all sessions of a four-part training in health disparities, equity, and community engagement for medical students and the general public led by Paula X. Rojas, Kellee Coleman and Andrea Black.

In parts I, II, and II of this training we will critically examine the history of healthcare access for different racial/ethnic communities in the US using Popular Education methodology and historical analysis. Participants will develop a shared language to analyze the history of healthcare in the US that includes the “untold” stories of many communities, beginning with colonization and slavery. The process will define institutional racism and identify how it impacts the state of healthcare in the US, past and present. The workshop will examine the issues of differential access, individual “choices,” and public policies related to health and autonomy.

In part IV, we practice strategies for meaningful and respectful community engagement. We will examine the following questions: What are different strategies used in working for social change while engaging with communities directly impacted by inequities? What is the difference between social services, advocacy, activism and organizing? How do you respectfully engage community members? How do you build on-going relationships and support the leadership that already exists within communities? How do you engage community members in a meaningful consultation method that goes deeper than gathering “community input”? This will be an interactive session with role-playing and practice.

Light snacks will be provided at the FREE interactive workshops. Due to limited available space, please RSVP via Eventbrite through the following: EACH TOPIC IS REPEATED ON THREE DATES.

Part III: September 19, 20, 21 from 1pm-5pm.

Part IV: October 3, 4, 5 from 1pm-5pm.

Austin Public Library, Ruiz Branch

1600 Grove BLVD, Austin, TX 78741

AP Art Lab. 1906 S. Flores

Opening Reception – Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 7pm-10pm
Community Storytelling – Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 7pm-9pm


The Next Health System – by Karisha Advisor Jamie Harvie, Institute for a Sustainable Future, 2017

Karisha Community: Bridging Food, Medicine, and Health
Coming soon to Austin, Texas
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