Showing Up When You’re Not Feeling Whole - A Discussion
Faculty + Staff Summer Care Discussion Series
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 · 2 PM - 3:30 PM
We have collectively hit weary - some of us have been there for a long time. The need for community and the need for care is (and has been) palpable.We see you. We believe you. You matter. We want to come together with you and for you in all the ways you’re showing up right now.
In order to do this, the Women’s Center is providing care space this summer for faculty and staff to be in community together as we continue remote work, distance learning, and navigating the ever-evolving context in which our lives go on. We invite faculty and staff interested in coming together to explore various topics like grief + loss, empathy, wholeness, and showing up for others and how these experiences intersect with the necessary physical isolation of working and living through a pandemic. This care space will also be intentional in holding space to explore the ways in which these topics intersect and inform our experiences with the movement for racial justice, healing, and accountability.
How do we show up when we’re not feeling whole? How do we navigate the fatigue, the loss of support and community, the lack of restoration and still show up for our families, friends, co-workers, and perhaps most importantly, ourselves? The third discussion in our 4-part care series will approach this question by asking participants to explore their strengths and the assets of their communities. In both large and small group discussions, participants will have the opportunity to engage with this topic by sharing personal experiences and brainstorming strategies to learn more deeply about the ways we can show up for others while showing up for ourselves.
Note, while not required, participants may be asked to read an article or listen to a video/podcast prior to the discussion which will serve as the foundation to our discussion. This information will be emailed to participants at a later date.
For more information about the Faculty + Staff Summer Care Series, visit our myUMBC post. Please note that you do not need to attend all 4 discussions in order to participate.