Upcoming Karisha Events

Stay tuned for our Fall 2018 Meet Karisha invitation

Collaborator Events

Austin Health Commons Vision in Creation Gathering: Truth Healing, and Transformation
October 13 – 15, 2018

In the Fall of 2018, Austin Health Commons will welcome Dr. Gail Christopher, formerly Senior Advisor at the Kellogg Institute, for our Austin Health Commons 2018 Vision in Creation gathering: Truth, Healing, and Transformation.

Stay tuned for an Eventbrite link to register! For more information, contact Read more about the Austin Health Commons Vision in Creation Gathering.

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

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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