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June 30th EVENT: What it Takes to Heal

June 30th EVENT: What it Takes to Heal

Prentis Hemphill & Sarah Jones

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WHO & WHAT:  An IRL launch event and conversation with writer, embodiment facilitator, political organizer, and therapist, Prentis Hemphill, discussing their new book What it Takes to Heal alongside Tony Award-winning performer, writer + director, Sarah Jones, hosted at The Gathering Spot in West Adams.

WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 2024 @ 7pm PST (doors @ 6:30pm)

WHERE: The Gathering Spot LA (5211 W Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016)

ADA Compliance: Elevator Access, Seating Capacity 140

PARKING: $20 Valet; street parking also available. Rideshare encouraged.


HEALTH & SAFETY: For your safety, we ask that you please wear a face covering while indoors for our events.


HOW: Reserve an IRL ticket from the drop down below:

• IRL TICKET RSVP W/ SIGNED BOOK: This ticket guarantees a seat including a SIGNED book copy available for pick up at the event. Select 'Local Pickup' at checkout to waive shipping. 

FREE *IRL* TICKET: IRL Event entry based on capacity. Limited Signed copies will be available for purchase during the event. Due to our limited capacity, please only RSVP if you plan to attend.

• SIGNED BOOK ONLY: Can't make it IRL but want a signed copy? We'll ship it to you after the event!

      Please email us if you have any additional needs, questions, or accessibility concerns.


      Prentis Hemphill is a writer, an embodiment facilitator, political organizer and
      therapist. They are the Founder and Director of The Embodiment Institute and The
      Black Embodiment Initiative, and host of the podcast “Becoming the People.” For the
      last ten years, Prentis has practiced and taught somatics in social movement
      organizations and offered embodied practice during moments of social unrest and
      organizational upheaval. They have taught embodied leadership with Black
      Organizing for Leadership and Dignity and generative somatics and served as the
      Healing Justice Director of Black Lives Matter Global Network from 2016 to 2018.
      Their work and writing have appeared in the New York Times, the Huffington Post.
      They are a contributor to “You are Your Best Thing”, edited by Tarana Burke and
      Brene Brown, “Holding Change” by adrienne maree brown, and “The Politics of
      Trauma” by Staci Haines. They live in North Carolina on a small farm with their
      partner, child, two dogs, two chickens while working on an upcoming book on
      healing justice. Their debut book “What it Takes to Heal” will be published on
      Penguin Random House this June.

      Called “a master of the genre” by The New York Times, solo performer and Tony Award-winner Sarah Jones is the writer and star of plays Bridge + Tunnel and Sell/Buy/Date, as well as the writer/director of the critically acclaimed film of the same name. Executive produced by Meryl Streep, the film tackles themes of racism, sexism and economic injustice through the lens of the sex industry. As a Black woman with multiracial roots, Sarah’s characters and storytelling reflect her commitment to a pluralist vision of social justice. Renowned as “a one-woman global village”, Sarah also starred as Yasmin in the Netflix series On the Verge, and has given a record four main-stage TED Talks; performed on stages from The White House to Riker’s Island; and is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Sarah is also the host of the upcoming podcast, America, Who Hurt You?

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