September 7, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin

Support YWEP’s Street Youth Rise UP Campaign!!

Join the Young Women’s Empowerment Project on September 30th to support the Street Youth Rise Up campaign!!!

From YWEP:

We are gathering together, to march through our streets!!!! To get Chicago to listen, we know the reality of survival in this city, and the means we have to make it work. ON this day, we are coming together to change the way Chicago sees and treats its homeless, homefree, and street based youth for doing what they have to do to survive!!! Time & Location will be posted soon. We are coming together to make Chicago take responsibility for our needs, and accountability for the criminalization of our survival!!!!!

The March will lead into a speak out where snacks will be provided, as well as stage for us to make some noise about our campaign Street Youth Rise UP! And Get the city to listen to our demands, for basic survival needs. We are ready to take a stance against these institutions that are in place to help, but have continually caused us harm and pushed us out due to circumstance which is often out of our control. Come out and sign our Street Youth Bill of Rights, and find out what its all about, and all the wonderful supporters we have already.

Spread the word, lets fill these STREETS!!!! Time to Move on the Institutions of OUR NEEDS!!!!!! This youth led campaign is brought you the Young Women’s Empowerment Projects’ task-force “Street Youth in Motion. The Young Women’s Empowerment Project (YWEP) is member-based social justice organizing project led by, and for girls between the ages of 13-23 involved in the street economy. For more information, about the Street Youth Rise Up!! Campaign, or any more of YWEP’s work, visit

Gua Sha Workshop at Sage!
September 3, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin

Gua Sha Workshop at Sage!

Come to Sage Community Health Collective to learn about this powerful healing tool and gain a skill that you can use for the care of yourself, your family, and your community.

Gua sha (or spooning) is the centuries-old practice of applying pressure and friction to the surface of the skin usually with a smooth-edged spoon (or other therapeutic tool) to release toxins held in muscular tissue, invigorate blood and lymph circulation in specific areas of the body, relieve chronic muscle tension, and more.

It is often used for treating chronic migraines and headaches, neck/shoulder/back tension and pain, colds/flus, and more.

Gua sha supplies will be provided at the workshop. Those attending should wear tank tops and bring a scarf for covering up afterward.

Do you have questions for us or want to come to the workshop? Please contact us for more information or to RSVP. Space is limited so email Sage today to save your spot.


2514 W. Armitage Avenue #205, Chicago, IL, entrance on BINGHAM
Dial 3 at the buzzer until you see Sage Tanuja. press # and you will be buzzed in.


September 14th, 11 am – 2 pm


Sliding scale $20-50. You decide what to contribute.
September 3, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin

Fall Nutrition Tips

Fall is the time of year when we want to nourish our spleen center or earth energy — which is responsible for digesting our food to transform it to create the energy we use and processes information, thoughts, etc.

This is a great time to enjoy harvest root veggies like squash, pumpkin, beets and sweet potatoes to ground us and support all the information we are constantly processing.

Baked Root Vegetables

For a delicious, nourishing, and colorful Fall meal, try chopping your favorite root veggies into 1 inch bite size pieces and roast in oven with olive oil, salt and pepper for 35-45 minutes at 400 degrees. Serve with steamed greens with a dash of salt and balsamic vinegar, and viola! You are eating your medicine!

August 23, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin

Moving Toward the Ugly: Toward a Politic Beyond Desirability

Link: Moving Toward the Ugly: Toward a Politic Beyond Desirability

A must read article from Mia Mingus that breaks down the intersections of gender, disability justice, and healing justice. So well written we had to share! Enjoy!

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July 25, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin

July 31st: Chunky Dunk!!!

Come join body-positive folks in creating a body-positive space on Lake Michigan. Swimming! Fun! Fierceness! Beach is accessible. Event is free, fun, and open to the public.

Sunday, July 31st, 12-4 pm
Hollywood Beach
5800 N Lakeshore Dr
Chicago, IL

Hollywood Beach — also known as Kathy Osterman Beach or Gay Beach — is located in the Edgewater Neighborhood of North Chicago.

The group is a fierce, fun, informative body positive group started by queers thinking how fat phobia, classism, racism, ableism, homo/transphobia, and sexism intersect and overlap…and how we gotta get LIBERATED from them all!

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July 21, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin

Join Sage for the July TCM Roundtable!

For July’s TCM Roundtable Discussion, we will host an informal discussion for practitioners and students to share experiences around starting, growing and sustaining thriving TCM practices….reflecting on what we have been prepared for and what resources we have yet to build/share.

This month’s discussion is part of Sage’s larger intention to support/create community amongst TCM practitioners.

We welcome donations to support Sage’s work to make TCM care affordable and accessible!

To RSVP or for more info, contact us!


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