ReglaSOUL is a Cuba based community project that serves as a resource of plant medicine, healing practice and sustainable food systems for a growing green community in Havana, Cuba. ReglaSOUL advocates for better access to healing resources for Afro descendants in Cuba through African centered traditional and plant medicine, plant cultivation, food sustainability and healing practice focused events and workshops in the municipality of Regla. ReglaSOUL is the brainchild of the Regla born activist, organizer and Cuban hip hop pioneer Alexey “..el tipo este..” and independent filmmaker, photographer, ethnographer and land justice advocate Amberly Alene. Both live in the municipality of Regla. Building with Afro Cuban local healers, farmers, spiritual leaders, activists, and artists in Cuba, ReglaSOUL seeks to lead a pathway to the improved health and well being of Afro descendants within the island of Cuba.
ReglaSOUL was formed with three objectives in mind:
We seek to provide care and resources for the members of our community with minimal access to the means to better improve their self-care, mental health, nutrition, and general wellness for themselves and their families. Through our international initiatives of retreats and collaborative projects, we seek to encourage Afro descendants from both inside and outside of Cuba to help us create the sustainable infrastructure needed to create a better wellness outlook for the black and brown people of the municipality of Regla.
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