Self-care and joy are radical acts of resistance in the face of systematic oppression and injustice.
Research on the impact of racial trauma suggests that the pain endured by Black communities can result in increased rates of depression, anxiety, family conflict, loss in work productivity, derailment of career trajectory and wealth, poor physical health, and even physical pain. In short, simply being Black in America subjects you to poorer health and wellness outcomes, making this a social justice issue.
Despite these alarming statistics, further research teaches us that many of these effects can be buffered by interventions that facilitate a space for Black people to process their experiences with others with shared identities, increase social connection, and promote resilience, hardiness, fortitude, resistance, and other traits.
Taught by top professionals who specialize in the health and wellness of Black/ African people, we offer a dynamic series of culturally responsive resilience trainings.