What Black Women Want You to Know
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Dear Healing Friend,
Thank you for joining us today for our powerful event, “What Black Women Want You To Know.” We invite you to continue this journey of growing and healing together with people of other races, by joining us in our community healing circle process, starting Jan. 30, 2022 and continuing through February (Black History Month in the United States).
Below, you’ll find information about joining or sponsoring this powerful change work in the world.
Circle up for Change
Introductory Practices for Global Racial Healing
with Salaam Green & Lucy Wairimu Mukuria
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This program is designed to help regulate your nervous system to experience a greater sense of safety and connection with people of all races.
Our healing work is informed by the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation program, a comprehensive, national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.
This is for people of all races …
• People who identify as a survivor of racism and racial trauma
• White people who want to continue to expand their work in racial justice, and those newly called to heal with others.
• People from the global village who want to be part of a community healing circle
• People who feel called to be part of a consciously aware anti-racist global community
• People who crave a space of compassion and kindness in which you can find and acknowledge your own truth
• People who yearn for rich, authentic relationships across racial identities
In our time together, you will:
• Become competent in common language of racial healing through gentle conversation activities
• Become knowledgeable of what to say or not to say
• Become a better commUNITY member through deep witnessing exercises
• Become aware of simple practices to strengthen your friendships with people who are different from you
• Become inspired to heal SELF and become confident in interactions with other races
• You can expect to connect more deeply with those around you and SELF simply through the presence, action and energy you carry
Our three 90-minute healing circles will take place:
Sundays, Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and Feb. 27.
Each session will begin at 8 a.m. PST /10 a.m. CST /11 a.m. EST.
(1900 hrs East African Time)
Session #1. Making friends with people who are different from you
Session #2. Making mistakes with space and grace: healing versus curing
Session #3. Making a healing community that represents healing justice for all
As part of this program you will also have access to our optional (but encouraged) “After Party” meeting space: a time for conversations and connection between sessions. These sessions take place:
Thursdays, Feb. 3, 17, 24 at 8 a.m. PST/ 10 a.m. Central /11 a.m. Eastern time.
(1900 hrs East African Time)
Q. What happens if I cannot attend all sessions?
That’s OK, you are in charge of how you want to be involved
Q. Will these be recorded for me to watch later?
Based on community agreements
Q. Will I have assignments between sessions?
No. Facilitators are open to check in with you as needed. Once in our family, we are there for you.
Q. I can’t attend, but I would like to donate. How can I do that?
Thank you! Please see more information on how to donate below, or reach out to Michelle Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org
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ABOUT OUR FACILITATORS:
Our circle is Black-woman-led, and open to people of all races and genders, religions, nations.
Salaam Green and Lucy Wairimu Mukuria bring a wealth of training and experience in creating safer spaces for healing the wounds of racism, sexism, ableism, colonialism and other harms.
Salaam Green is a Master Healer, creator of What Black Women Want You to Know, and founder of Literary Healing Arts, LLC, where she supports individuals and organizations in using writing, poetry, and storytelling to reclaim their voices and transform their lives.
In her work as an advocate for racial justice, Salaam has spoken at the United Nations and facilitated and trained hundreds of leaders throughout the south, including through the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation and UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine.
Salaam is a certified practitioner and trainer for the Kellogg Foundation’s Truth Racial Healing & Transformation process, a former Reimagining Justice and Women's Policy Fellow, and a Community Village awardee for gender justice work in the south.
Lucy Wairimu Mukuria, M.A. is the American Psychological Association’s 2022 recipient of the International Humanitarian Award for her distinguished work as a mental health reformer in her country, Kenya. Through her organization, True North, she is leading the nation through conscious action to ensure that veterans and their families have care and legal protections. Her organization has also worked with the government and non-governmental organizations on trauma healing for families whose sons joined Al Shabab and the police and provision of Psychological First Aid post terrorist attacks. She is an Acumen and Amani Institute Fellow as well as a regular commentator on Kenyan television.
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Payment plan available: Please email Michelle@loveandfreedomcenter.com to set up.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. We offer full and partial scholarships.
If you need a scholarship --or your organization would like to sponsor a participant to help us achieve harmony in the world through racial healing --please reach out to Michelle Holmes at Michelle@loveandfreedomcenter.com.
We have a desire for five scholarship sponsored spaces for Black women/women who have been harmed by racial trauma. Please help us reach that goal.
…and secure your place in our transformational circle!
Yours in healing and love, Salaam and Mukuria
Watch this video to learn more about the National Day of Racial Healing and join these efforts which occur each year the day after the National Celebration of MLK Day.
By joining this courageous, embodied conversation you create a ripple of change in the world.
Please invite others to join us!