Being in it for the Long Haul: Strategies for Trauma-Informed Self-Care in Movement Work
Free virtual workshop
Thursday, June 18 11:30-2:00pm PT/2:30-5:00pm ET
Are you doing Movement work where you’re exposed to others’ trauma on a regular basis or experiencing your own? Do you wonder how you’ll keep at it without burning out? Organizing and Movement work can be profound and heartbreaking. It can be challenging in the best of times, and these are no ordinary times.
This interactive session offers practical strategies to help organizers and activists sustain their hearts, minds, bodies, and spirits while engaging with potentially (and often) traumatizing work. These strategies for effective self-care integrate an understanding of the impact of secondary traumatization, as well as the importance of community connection, political action, and organizational support.
The workshop will be facilitated by Leena Akhtar, Yoojin Janice Lee, and Emily Schatzow. The leaders aim to create a space that is emotionally safe for authentic expression. (Please note that this session’s focus is on sharing strategies, not for group counseling or processing trauma.)
Who is this for?
You may be interested in this session if you are an organizer or activist currently working regularly with those experiencing state-supported violence, people threatened with deportation, incarcerated people, sexual and/or domestic assault survivors, homeless people, people who are regularly hungry, refugees, those whose basic human rights are violated, or those in other challenging circumstances.
Cost and Registration
June 18th is a pilot version of this workshop which will be offered on a sliding scale in the future. There is no charge for the session. The only request is to complete a feedback form at the end. Space is limited to 15 people. Please fill in the form below, and we will email you a confirmation based on space availability.
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