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"When Language Runs Dry" Zine Release and Discussion about Chronic Pain & Illness

November 14, 2008: "When Language Runs Dry" zine release and discussion about the experiences of those with chronic pain, their allies, and the inter-related issues of care, support, and how we deal with these issues in our community.

Presentation by the editors and contributors of When Language Runs Dry, fellow zine writer, Emiko Badillo, followed by a community discussion on chronic illness, and finally a mini-workshop on practical care tools.

About Dicentra Collective:

Dicentra is a Portland, OR area collective actively engaged in creating radical communities of care, networks of support, and movements based on relationship building.

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