Healing Justice Weekend 2018 - Invitation 2

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Healing Justice Weekend 2018 - Invitation 2


Healing Justice Weekend 2018 - Invitation 2


Invitation to the Healing Justice Weekend for Philly Black Activists in 2018. Includes WWC overview, event intentionality and purpose, brief agenda, other notes about the event, and information on how to RSVP/register


LaTierra Piphus


18 September 2018

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Greetings comrade,

The Womanist Working Collective functions as a Community of Practice, which centers quality of life issues affecting Black cisgender and transgender women and femmes, girls, and gender non-conforming folks. By promoting our holistic wellbeing, we move the conversation forward from simply ensuring our safety and survival to securing and co-creating optimal conditions for us all to thrive. This individual and collective wellness investment inevitably extends to our surrounding larger Black communities/community spaces.

The ability to thrive, model Black Liberation and access all the resources we need seems to be a few common themes underlying all of our work. And of course, as we delve deeper into the work, we often encounter blind spots and vulnerabilities that we didn’t quite anticipate and require a certain set of skills that we may need to hone, in order to thrive, model Black liberation and access resources more fully. We know we’re not the only group working through these organizing and leadership development challenges. We also know that many of us are looking to move into deeper and more deliberate ways of being with ourselves and with each other. What we’re learning is that there should be a greater emphasis on intentional radical healing work in all of our radical organizing spaces, which prioritizes our members/volunteers/our people who dedicate themselves to our work. These are areas we are all working through, or will be at some point, whether we’re new to organizing, or have been struggling for years to locate deeper and more sustainable grassroots networks of support and transformation.

We at The Womanist Working Collective believe, as mentioned above, that intentionality is key to transforming our radical organizing spaces in deep and meaningful ways. With this in mind and heart, we’re bringing in consultants, Chocolate Soul Revival, to facilitate healing-centered organizing training for our Black activist communities in the hopes that the tools introduced can have a far-reaching impact and raise the vibration in and around our work throughout Philly. This team of Black women artists, healers, activists, and cultural workers from North Carolina, who all exist at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities, will guide us through a number of topics and offer tools to take back to our people.

Topics covered during training:

• Working through Grief, Apathy & Activism Fatigue
• Trauma Informed Organizing
• Transformative Communication
• Generative Conflict Resolution
• Deconstructing Capitalism from the inside out
• Shifting Group Culture from burnout to well nourished & from isolation to interdependent cohesion
• Creative Collaboration to share & mobilize resources

This training could benefit not just your members/volunteers/staff, but spill over into how you engage with the communities with whom you work.

Would you join us at this training?

All you will need to do is RSVP at the link below and block off those dates on your calendar. This training is being provided free of charge to individuals and organizations; however, if after this event you feel that you’ve gotten something out of it, please donate to either Chocolate Soul Revival or The Womanist Working Collective directly. No pressure, the important thing is that you are in the room with us.

RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/HealingJustice2018

The Specifics
• October 5-7 (Friday evening) Saturday and Sunday (all day with a ending time of 4 or 5 PM)
• At least 1 person in your organization must commit to attending all 3 days
• This training is free, but donations are welcome
• Space will be wheelchair accessible
• Transportation assistance will be available
• Childcare will be provided, please note that you’ll need it during registration

Do you have any questions?
Email, call or text: WomanistWorkingCollective@gmail.com or 267-606-0992

About our trainers
Chocolate Soul Revival is a North Carolina-based Healing Justice Initiative created by a team of Black women artists, healers, activists, and cultural workers who all exist at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities, though there is nothing marginal about our capacity to restore ourselves and each other.

LaTierra Piphus
Womanist Working Collective, Co-Organizer
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19107



LaTierra Piphus, “Healing Justice Weekend 2018 - Invitation 2,” Womanist Working Collective Archive, accessed August 17, 2022, https://wwcarchive.omeka.net/items/show/258.

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