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These are the times to grow our souls...we have the power within us to create the world anew.                                                                  - Grace Lee Boggs

You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.        - Angela Davis 

About

Melissa Anran Fan (she/they) is an expressive arts and somatics practitioner, community organizer, writer, and cultural worker living in service of collective liberation. She holds a MA in Counseling Psychology and a BA in Social Justice and Creative Writing, as well as additional training in somatic therapy, ecotherapy, and integrative change work. Her work is deeply impacted by emergent strategy, zen buddhism, revolutionary motherhood, abolition + healing justice, the earth, and the politics of love. She lives in unceded Ohlone land in the East Bay of California and is an unschooling mama to 3 year old twins. 

Where you can find me

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING

@eastbayfamilies4ceasefire

@bayresistance

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EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND SOMATICS COMMUNITY OFFERINGS

Weekly PSA: Palestine Solidarity Announcements

I facilitate a 5 min somatic grounding for the weekly PSAs sponsored by the Center for Political Education, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Bay Resistance, and Anti Police-Terror Project.

Sign up for the PSAs here.

Watch replays of previous weeks here.

Asian American Justice and Innovation Lab (AAJIL)

I am a regular facilitator and faculty member with AAJIL in the People's School for Justice.

 

Previous offerings have included:

  • Parenting Toward Liberation - an 8 week lab

  • Honoring Grief and Cultivating Hope in Times of Collective Trauma: Rituals and Practices for Longevity in Movement Work

 

Stay tuned for upcoming offerings!

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INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COACHING AND FACILITATION

I work with individuals and groups on a case by case basis and also offer standalone workshops. 

 

Examples of previous group work + workshops:

  • creating proactive, generative conflict processes for co-housing communities

  • understanding the individual and collective nervous system

  • calling in spiritual guides for support

  • embodiment tools for liberation

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