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Emotional Emancipation Circle, DC Metro Area (Every Wednesday at 6:30pm)

Erika Totten, Unchained

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Friday, December 23, 2016 at 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Emotional Emancipation Circles are weekly support groups for ALL Black people to come together to process the emotional legacies of enslavement and anti-Black trauma (past and present) with the intention to foster individual and collective healing. 
 
In Emotional Emancipation (EE) Circles, we come together to:
 
- *Affirm the humanity of ALL Black people 
    (Women, Girls, Trans, Queer, Gay, Bi, Lesbian, Men, Boys, Immigrant, Differently Abled, Poor...ALL of us)

- Share our stories 
 
- *Deepen our understanding, through an intersectional lens, of the impact of historical forces on our emotional lives,
   our relationships, and our community

- *Carefully identify internalized white supremacy and the many ways it manifests
    (i.e. learned helplessness, anti-Blackness, patriarchy, misogynoir, cissexism, homoantagonism, transphobia, etc.)

- Free our minds and spirits from the lie of Black inferiority and heal from the emotional legacies of enslavement and
  anti-Black racism
 
- Tell ourselves a new, liberating, and empowering story about who we are as people of African ancestry

- Atone and revitalize ourselves and our relationships with each other
 
- Learn and practice essential emotional wellness skills to help us be at our very best – as individuals and as a people

- And address the root cause of the devaluing of Black lives by developing strategies to extinguish the lie of Black
  inferiority wherever we find them–once and for all.

The EE CirclesSM process was developed and refined by members of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) (www.abpsi.org) in collaboration with Community Healing Network (www.communityhealingnet.org.)
* Additions made by Erika Totten, Unchained Spiritual Life Coaching
** This space is wheel-chair accessible
*** ASL Interpreter can be present if needed, please email erika@toliveunchained.com
*** If you need transportation support getting to the space, please email erika@toliveunchained.com by Tuesday at 6pm
****Currently working on providing childcare
Have questions about Emotional Emancipation Circle, DC Metro Area (Every Wednesday at 6:30pm)? Contact Erika Totten, Unchained

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The Emergence Community Arts Collective (ECAC)
733 Euclid St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Friday, December 23, 2016 at 8:30 PM (EDT)


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