Storytelling and Land Ritual: Orisha Oko and the Afro-Indigenous Agricultural Tradition

Saturday, September 03, 2022

This storytelling and land ritual event will be an interactive journey of activism, song and land ritual. Prepare to be inspired, challenged, filled with joy and laughter. Participants will learn about Afro-Indigenous folklore and the stories of Ose Otura and Orisha Oko. Participants will also learn herbal medicines and remedies, as well as participate in a land ceremony and blessing. We ask participants to come with art supplies and items from home to add to our collective altar: seeds, herbs, leaves, fruits, and any other items from your pantry or garden!

This event will be led by Yeye Luisah Teish, internationally known for her writing, storytelling performances, and spiritual activism. She is an initiated elder (Iyanifa) in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of the African diaspora. She is the author of six books, most notably “Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals."

This is the second event of the Return of the Matriarchs: Healing Water Series, organized by the Berkeley Food Institute and Berkeley Student Farms and located at the Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center (Hearst Field Annex D3)

Space is limited, so please RSVP early.