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That’s the theme of our upcoming June 1-2 workshop in PDX. It’s all about relationship-building, reaching out, and cultivating partnerships and alliances among like-minded people and organizations -- who are often more friendly to community acupuncture than
I guess I am in my 9th year as a part of POCA and before that CAN.
I've seen a lot of things happen and wanted to help articulate something.
POCA's mission is to work cooperatively to increase accessibility to and availability of
There sure is a lot going on around here lately. Anybody else feel like it’s hard to keep up? Anyway, this could be two separate blog posts but I’m putting them together because they’ve got a common theme: safety data. Which I like
Let’s start with the good news: the rule change amendment proposed by the Acupuncture Advisory Board of Utah, which would require new applicants for acupuncture licenses in Utah to have the NCCAOM certification in Chinese Herbology, is NOT moving forward.
This means that POCA Tech
Last week on January 4th, the Utah Acupuncture Licensing Board posted its agenda for an electronic meeting on the following Tuesday, January 9th. There were two discussion items on the agenda, described only as 1) Letter of Concern, and 2) Rule Change Amendment. There was no indication why any member
2017, like 2016 before it, was a hard year for a lot of people. I’m a big fan of year-end gratitude lists, *especially* when it was hard.
At the top of my gratitude list is POCA, particularly for its most recent donation to POCA Tech -- $14,500. $10,000 of
Shelby here, an enthusiastic punkling at POCA Tech and membership circle volunteer, knee deep in the membership drive. In preparation for the membership drive, I had the honor of interviewing and collecting posts from folks in POCA so that y'all could read, enjoy and be
Please save the date!
for what? a meeting with your comrades about POCA’s developing relationships with public health initiatives
when? Fri June 1 and Sat June 2 2018 in Portland OR; on Sunday June 3rd there will be a NADA regional meeting, so if you
If you're like me, Milwaukee Community Acupuncture is the only place you have ever received an acupuncture treatment. I didn't realize how different MCA was from most acupuncture clinics in the U.S. until a while after I started coming. Most acupuncturists see only one patient at
POCA is a place. We come together to heal the pain and stress, and promote the general health of ourselves and our wider community. When we are here, we balance the conflicts of american acupuncture vs. community acupuncture, the actual vs. virtual, individual vs. collective, competitive vs. cooperative, and
There was a recent discussion on Facebook and now within the POCA forums among some POCA members regarding ways of participating in a National General Strike Day on February 17th. Some clinics are planning on being closed, others will be open and donating some or all of the
Check out this excellent reflection on micro-farming and community acupuncture from new POCA Punk member Lisa Williams in Vermont!
No organization can do everything. Every organization can do something, and each organization is charged with the social responsibility to do that which it can, it is built to do. A. Philip Randolph
Since I’ve realized how important self-organizing is to POCA Tech, I
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, comrades, we should all be feeling pretty flattered right now.
And if anybody’s wondering what our reflection might look like in the warped mirror of capitalism, there it is: the Modern Acupuncture franchise, with its sleek recliners
I haven’t been writing much, on the blog or on FB, for awhile in part because I felt like I couldn’t do any of that and also do my POCA Tech job. During the Candidacy site visit in the spring, one of the site visitors
The Practice of Cooperation: How Co-ops Can Transform Social and Economic Relations Andrew Zitcer Drexel University email@example.com POCA Tech 11-4-2016 DRAFT NOT FOR PUBLICATION; PLEASE CONTACT AUTHOR BEFORE DISTRIBUTING OR CITING
Good afternoon. Thank you so much for having me here today.
I'd like to acknowledge that we're on the traditional territory of the Miwok people, and I'd like to acknowledge and thank everyone who made it possible for us to be here, including the people who built these buildings and who clean them and care for them
POCA Fest Fall 2016 – Marin Headlands September 23-25, 2016
Join us for the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture Fall 2016 conference. This fall’s POCA Fest is for punks, receptors, patient/community members, POCA supporters, students, friends and family. Last time we were at Marin we
The occasion for this blog post is yet another donation from POCA to POCA Tech of $10,000. And in addition to thanking all of our members, and particularly those who participated in the May Membership Drive (thank you! thank you! thank you!) I wanted to expand this post into a
Before we get started, I’d like to acknowledge that we are on occupied territory of the Cherokee Nation.
Our clinics are pretty special places. No matter where in the world we are located they are places where people from many different backgrounds, socio-economic classes, and
You can find them on the POCA Tech site also.
I don’t understand the requirement to work in or start up a POCA clinic after graduation. Can you explain that more?
We suggest that all prospective students do some market research on acupuncture
I’ve been thinking a lot about the theme of this spring’s POCAfest in Nashville. Community acupuncture has certainly changed me, and I feel like I can offer some unique perspectives.
We all have our individual back story to describe how we wound up
you sent me an email with the subject header “guild post discusses how we’re working together”.
Let’s talk about that. Some people found your blog post confusing, including POCA Tech students, and your subject header concerns
POCA is having a great media week. And no, I’m not counting all the live news coverage of the WCA Lents fire.
1) Last Friday, Portland Monthly Magazine put up this blog post. I don’t know how many hits it got, but it hung
thank you for the $10,000 donation -- your second one this year. That’s $20,000 total in 2015 you’ve given to our school.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the October Membership Drive: all the volunteers, all the new and renewing POCA
The fall Membership Drive is here! Starting today, and for a whole monthYou have the opportunity to talk to people about membership in POCA You have the opportunity to renew your clinic's membership. your own, and people who come to your clinic You have the
Thank you all for coming.
I'd like to acknowledge that we're on the traditional territory of the Miwok people, and I'd like to acknowledge and thank everyone who made it possible for us to be here, including the people who built these buildings and
I just had a bad experience on Facebook, and it made me realize some things.
In a nutshell, I tried to set a boundary with someone. It had to do with POCA. I tried to set the boundary in private, though other people knew it was happening
POCA Fest is over for now but I’m still floating in the POCA Over-Flow- the abundant heart-felt, head expanding, energetic surge that comes from getting together with all of you. POCA Fest is what I want the world to look like: groups of friends, old and new,
It’s election time! Emails went out today to open this year’s election for POCA’s Board of Directors. In case you missed it you can use the link below to cast your vote. Voting will be open through Sunday, 7/12. Thanks for taking
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- Attend a POCA Circle Meeting
- 6/1/2018 to 6/2/2018
Liberation Acupuncture and Community-Based Integrative Medicine Workshop
- 8/10/2018 to 8/12/2018
POCA Fest Summer 2018 - Toronto