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Potluck Dinner, Speaker, Discussion – Grandmothers in Uganda Use Community Gardening to Heal Trauma
January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Grandmothers as agents of Peace
Speaker: Yvonne SSempijja, Grandmothers Beyond Borders
From Loneliness and Despair to Healing and Resiliency: Grandmothers in Uganda Use Community Gardening to Heal Trauma and Contribute to Community Wellness.
Through community gardening, planned social outreach, and micro-finance lending, the Ugandan grandmothers have raised hope and faith in the power of real caring, in healing Trauma and Desperation.
Be inspired by the story of these grandmothers — and the support of the GBB organization from the U.S. And share your own stories of community gardening’s power to unite and heal.
The impact of complex trauma and complicated grief, made worse by the effects of a sustained civil war in Uganda, profoundly affected Ugandan grandmothers, who found themselves isolated, desperate, feeling forgotten as they tried to raise a generation of orphaned grandchildren.
The Love of real food, that is raised organically, with the combined efforts of weak and feeble hands of Ugandan grandmothers, yields a sense of community that leans towards recovery and healing;