Racially, these are trying times that weigh on our hearts, minds, and spirits. For Black people in particular, incident after incident, including the killing of Stephon Clark, along with constant negative social media, witnessing the pain, anguish, loss of life, and managing personal fears for the safety and well being of our families and communities can cause race-based trauma. Self-care is absolutely essential in times of racial stress and anxiety and so is community-care.
Coming together in community can provide some sense of safety in this increasingly hostile world. This community healing circle will create a safe space in which Black people can unburden themselves; share their feelings, concerns, fears, and hopes; understand the root causes of their challenges; and work on personal and community healing. It will provide strength for the journey ahead and is a visible sign of our turning to each other for comfort, support, wisdom, and love; a sign of our commitment to take care of ourselves and each other.
If you identify as a person of African ancestry and have been impacted by the police shooting, register for this free event.
Join local African American mental health providers, faith leaders from Sacramento Area Congregations Together and Unity of Sacramento, educators and community members at this Safe Black Space Community Healing Circle.
This Safe Black Space Community Healing Circle is hosted by Potters House COGIC and sponsored by the Sierra Health Foundation.