SistaCare: Soul Searching
Self care group centering Black/Africana women
SistaCare is a self-care and community-building group that centers undergraduate and graduate students who identify as Black/Africana women (e.g. transgender, cisgender) and femmes, regardless of their gender expression*. The opening quote, penned by writer Audre Lorde in 1988, illuminates the necessity of Black women to intentionally cultivate, grow, and maintain practices of self-care as both as personal and political act. In doing so, we directly challenge systems of oppression that seek to dehumanize and devalue Black Women.
If you take a moment to pause and think - how did you get here? What ancestors, successes, failures, movements, experiments, areas of growth brought you to this place? How do social justice, equity, and identity-centered issues show up your social circles? Join us for a reflective conversation that uncovers the layers of who we are and how that connects to social justice, equity, and education.
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Our i3b staff strives to create the most inclusive environment possible. If you need to request a disability-based accommodation or have any questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For our uploaded event recordings, attendee lists, works cited, and other materials, please check out our Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion and Belonging (i3b) Events Drive. Materials will be available in this Google Drive within one business week after the event unless otherwise specified.
*Please note that this group centers the named population. This is subject to change according to attendees and potential future event opportunities and initiatives.