Radical Self Care – a partnership of the Black faculty, staff and friends
Though Black women in the United States are not a monolith, two controlling narratives have emerged: the strong Black woman super human, and the angry Black woman victim. Each of these images contains seeds of truth. Black women are strong; we have had to be strong to bear hundreds of years of enslavement and produce—literally—generations of workers, thinkers, artists, and freedom fighters despite evolving oppression (Evans et. al., 2017, p. 2-3)
o Black women take pride in the practice of having many irons in the fire, a common theme is the desire to have balance among all of their priorities (Evans et. al., 2017)
o The mind, body, spirit are three pillars of holistic healing. Together, these three always-entwined aspects of oneself – the physical, mental, and spiritual – combine to make us who we wholly are. They inspire and inform our experiences (Silver).
Mind is the mental processes, thoughts and consciousness
Body is the physical structure of a person
Spirit is a connection to something bigger than ourselves. It goes beyond spirituality.
Opening Session – we will be joined by women of Zeta Phi Beta and Sigma Gamma Rho as they share what they provide for the self-care of their members.
Join on August 31, 2020 at 5:30pm via zoom link:
Meeting ID: 918 3379 2678
Series Workshops all will be on Zoom starting at 5:30pm
Free and Open to the Public!
Pre-registration will be required for the September-April sessions.
September 14, 2020 – Mind – Who are we: A Look at the Past – Facilitator: Dr. Kimberly Stanley
September 28, 2020 – Mind – Power in the Name – #Daughters of – Dealing with the new normal – Facilitator: Valerie Craig
October 12, 2020 – Mind – Bougee, Ratchet, Ghetto – Defining roles of the 21st Century Black woman – Facilitator: Tradara McLaurine and Kelsey Bogard
October 26, 2020 – Body – What my Body Does for Me – Facilitator: Lauren Baines
November 2, 2020 – Body – Coping with Stress: Being Black in America – Facilitator: Dr. Leslie King
November 16, 2020 – Body – No You Cannot Touch My Hair – Facilitator: Dr. Mena Fombo
February 8, 2021 – Body – Acknowledging Mental Health Issues – Facilitator: Kaela Harris and Dr. Leslie King
February 22, 2021 – Body – Black Women and Depression – Facilitator: Yolanda Williams
March 8, 2021 – Spirit – Womanist Identity – Black Thought – Facilitator: Dr. Joni Clark
March 22, 2021 – Spirit – Loving Self – Facilitators: Dr. Annie Liner and Prof. Azizi Arrington-Slocum
April 12, 2021 – Spirit – Practices – The Light of Our DNA – Facilitator: Sumalayo Jackson
April 19, 2021 – Closing session
Separate registration and zoom links will be provided for all sessions!