Self Care: A Political Endeavor for Leaders Rooted in Social Justice

Self Care: A Political Endeavor for Leaders Rooted in Social Justice

Dates: Thursdays, March 4, 11,18, 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET
Available by: Join by Videoconference or Watch Online Recordings (learn more about videoconference)
Price: General Public: $ 100.00 | One Spirit Graduates: $ 90.00
One Spirit Elective Credit: 1.0

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"Caring for myself is not self-indulgent, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." - Audre Lorde

Explore self-care through a social-justice lens. We’ll examine the various ways social justice is enacted and how the influence of trauma and secondary traumatic stressors can potentially hinder the progress of advocacy work when the Self is not given intentional holistic attention.

Through project-based learning and self-awareness exercises, you will

  • Begin to identify the signs and symptoms of trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and other mental health vulnerabilities
  • Learn how to resist retraumatizing yourself and others by being attentive to your own trauma reactions in order to effectively participate in the sacred work of social justice
  • Acquire an understanding of the impact of adverse childhood experiences on child development and its influence on the functionality of the adult self
  • Strengthen your awareness of and ability to set healthy boundaries
  • Learn how to enhance your communication skills in relationship to others
  • Deepen your awareness of the importance of self-care and how it propels the work of social justice in the world
  • Begin developing and/or expanding your skillset to engage more effectively within the systems of oppression that you seek to transform
  • Create a restorative self-care plan that is trauma-informed
  • FACULTY:

    Kyndra Frazier

    Kyndra Frazier

    Kyndra Frazier is a licensed clinician in the state of New York, as well as a Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work. She is an ordained Baptist Clergywoman, serving as the Associate Pastor of Congregational Care and Wellness at First Corinthian Baptist Church. Kyndra also leads HOPE Center Harlem as the Executive Director, a free mental wellness facility, located in Central Harlem. Her work and impact has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, VICE Magazine, and Sojourners. Additionally, Kyndra is a filmmaker currently working on A Love Supreme: Black, Queer and Christian in the South documentary series, her first foray into filmmaking. She is using film to foster healing opportunities for the thousands of people who have been impacted by Christian fundamentalism and the impact of religious trauma. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology, Emory University, as well as a Master of Social Work from Columbia University in the City of New York.

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    If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to [email protected] or call 212-931-6840.