What we're about

This is a consistent 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 :)

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 (http://www.abpsi.org/)

in collaboration with Community Healing Network - www.communityhealingnet.org (http://www.communityhealingnet.org/)

* Additions made by Erika Totten, Founder of Unchained Visioning

Please Note: DC Meeting Location Is Wheelchair Accessible, MD Meeting Location Is Not

Past events (37)

Emotional Emancipation Circle (4th Wednesdays)

Josephine Butler Parks Center

Emotional Emancipation Circle (2nd Wednesdays)

Dream Village

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