Opening Sunday, May 28th, from 2PM - 5:30PM
Community Workshops at Horner Park with with Kiam Marcelo Junio and Crystle Diño
These workshops are a part of the KO-MISSION: Event Series curated by HL Doruelo.
Creative Mythmaking with Kiam Marcelo Junio (2-3PM)
Many people think of creativity only in the arts but each person is the author, composer, dancer, and director of their own story. In this workshop, Kiam will share different creation myths within the Philippine diaspora and guide us in connecting to our innate creativity and intuition to explore our unique personal narratives.
Freedom Movement Alignment with Crystle Diño (3-5PM)
FMA (Freedom. Movemeant. Alignment.) is a holistically integrated public program of empowerment self-defense, Filipino Martial Arts, and body-based awareness exercises practiced within a trauma-informed and healing engagement community. In this training session with Crystle, we will nurture trust in our own power through mindfulness movement and self-defense practices.
Merienda and Tsika-tsika (Snacks & Chat with Community) (5-5:30)
Horner Park, 2741 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Meet up south of the Mini-Pitch courts just beyond (east) of the parking lot, off California Ave in between Cullom Ave and Berteau Ave.
Kiam Marcelo Junio (they/them)
Kiam was born in the Philippines and is a US Navy Veteran, with 7 years of service as a medical assistant and respiratory therapist. They earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Master of Science in Health and Human Performance from Pacific College of Health and Science. Kiam holds certifications as a Holistic Health Coach (ICF-ACC), Yoga Instructor, Massage Therapist, and Personal Trainer. They are a lifelong learner, passionate about integrating biological sciences (body) with positive psychology (mind) and contemplative practices (spirit). Kiam has performed and exhibited their work throughout Chicago, New York, Mexico City, Vancouver, London, and Cádiz. Kiam leads breathwork and mindfulness workshops, teaching how to access embodied wisdom, heal the Inner Child, and create powerful choices that radically change one’s inner and outer worlds. You can follow them on Instagram @iamkiam | https://kiam.online
Crystle Diño (she/they)
Crystle Diño is a Pinay Chicago native guided by her passions in the visual, performance, and healing arts rooted in community and her cultural upbringings. She unearths herstory and investigates time, place, and relation by incorporating elements of the body, participation, and memory and by creating movement using repetition in patterns immersed in personal stories, collective experiences, and folklore. She practices as a folk art therapist, performance and visual artist, mover & dancer, cultural worker, and youth development worker. She embodies her freedom by training in Filipino Martial Arts and dance and utilizes the concepts of Chicago House culture of freedom, love, and empowerment, as well as the Babaylan consciousness as foundation and impetus for her practices. Visit freedommovemeantalignment.com for more about her work.