Emotional Emancipation Circle for Community Healers

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Virtual (link provided to registrants)
UVA Health

Emotional Emancipation Circles (EEC) provide a culturally grounded, self-help group for Black people to come together and help heal the emotional legacies of racism and racial trauma with the intention of fostering individual and collective healing. 

EECs were developed by the Community Healing Network in collaboration with The Association of Black Psychologists as liberatory spaces where Black people share stories and deepen our understanding of the impact of historical forces on our sense of self-worth, relationships, and communities; specially trained facilitators also assist participants to learn essential emotional wellness skills and African-centered practices for healing cultural wounds.

When: Tuesdays, July 12 - October 4, 2022 (meeting every other week)

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, EST

Meeting Virtually: (Links will be provided to registrants)

Eligibility: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Psychologists, & Mental Health Therapists who identify as Black, African-American, and part of the African diaspora

Facilitators: Arminda Perch, MBA, MSW, Supervisee in Social Work & Julia Dumas Wilks, MA, MAT