- January 22, 2020
- 7:30 pm
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Chani Nicholas is a beloved astrologer and queer feminist activist with a loyal online following. For her, astrology isn’t about passively accepting our fate, it’s about action. In her inspirational and socially conscious weekly horoscopes, she encourages her devotees to take control—to confront themselves, their desires, and their needs—to fulfill their potential using the power of the stars.
In an era when growing numbers of people feel a sense of meaninglessness, Chani teaches us how to harness the zodiac to become more in tune with ourselves and our place in the universe. Understanding the stars can also help us address systems of oppression and create new ways of being with each other. Her work teaches us how we can utilize what we have to promote spaces where healing, love, and justice can occur.
Join Fania E. Davis, a leading national voice on restorative justice, for an empowering conversation with Chani as they explore her intersectional approach to astrology. Learn how to bring this transformative practice into your life and embrace self-empowerment, intentionality, and spirituality. Understand how astrology can help you refine your intentions, identify your strengths, recognize areas for growth, become more connected to your core self, and steer you on your spiritual path.
Copies of Chani Nicholas’ book, You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance, will be available for sale at this event.
Chani Nicholas has written for and been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Lenny Letter, Teen Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The Cut, Bitch Media, Feministing, Bustle, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Broadly, and Nylon. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Fania E. Davis is a leading national voice on restorative justice. Fania is an author, educator, restorative justice practitioner and a long-time social justice activist and civil rights trial attorney with a PhD in Indigenous Knowledge. Coming of age in Birmingham, Alabama during the social ferment of the civil rights era, the murder of two close childhood friends in the 1963 Sunday School bombing crystallized within Fania a passionate commitment to social transformation. For the next decades, Fania was active in the Civil Rights, Black liberation, women's, prisoners', peace, anti-racial violence and anti-apartheid movements. Studying with indigenous healers, particularly in Africa, catalyzed Fania’s search for a healing justice, ultimately leading her to bring restorative justice to Oakland, California. Founding Director of Restorative Justice of Oakland Youth (RJOY), Fania’s numerous honors include the Ubuntu award for service to humanity, the Dennis Maloney Award for excellence in Youth Restorative Justice, World Trust's Healing Justice award, the Tikkun (Repair the World) award, the Ella Baker Jo Baker Award, the Bioneers’ Changemaker Award, the LaFarge Social Justice Award, and the Ebony POWER 100 award. The Los Angeles Times named Fania a New Civil Rights Leader of the 21st Century. Fania's latest publication is The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Healing and U.S. Social Transformation.
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