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Emotional Emancipation Circle, D.C.

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Josephine Butler Parks Center

2437 15th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20009

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This is a weekly healing space for Black people to process racial stress and oppression (external & internalized) with the intention of fostering individual and collective healing.

Group healing circles are offered on a sliding scale of $10-$35, though no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. Bartering is welcomed :)

You are welcome to pay in advance via paypal - erika@toliveunchained.com - or via cash app: https://cash.me/$ErikaTotten ; or you can pay once you get to the circle.

In Emotional Emancipation Circles we:

• *Affirm the humanity of ALL Black people (Trans and Cis, Queer, Gender Non-Conforming, Same Gender Loving, Immigrant, Muslim, Returning Citizens, Differently Abled, Folks Experiencing Homelessness, etc). ALL of us.

• *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, transphobia, etc.)

• Free our minds and spirits from the lies of Black inferiority and heal from the emotional legacies of enslavement and anti-Black racism

• Atone and revitalize ourselves and our relationships with each other

• Tell ourselves a new, liberating, and empowering story about who we are as people of African ancestry

• Address the root cause of the devaluing of Black lives by developing strategies to distinguish the lies of Black inferiority, wherever we find them, once and for all

• Learn and practice essential emotional wellness skills to support us in being our highest Selves as individuals and as a people

The EE Circle's 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 Unchained Visioning

** ASL Interpreter, childcare and/or transportation support available upon request. Please contact Erika Totten no later than the Monday before that week's circle; email erika@toliveunchained.com

*** Join our community to stay connected:

Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Emotional-Emancipation-Circle-DC/

Facebook: If you'd like to be added to our closed FB group please shoot me an email at erika@toliveunchained.com or inbox me via FB messenger

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Josephine Butler Parks Center

2437 15th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20009

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