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“Black Soul-Health and Spiritual Self-Care Through Racial Trauma” A workshop with Rev. Carla Christopher
March 5 : 7:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree
You are invited into an interactive gathering space to clear heart and mind as we transition from the rich learning space of Black History Month into the wider world of ongoing activism and survival. We will practice several types of centering prayer and grounding meditation inspired by various African traditions. We will name and build a deeper shared understanding of Racial Trauma and discuss specific strategies and resources for resilience. We will have the opportunity to name the challenges and pains of the past year and speak names of memory in a time of honoring our ancestors. All religious and spiritual traditions are welcome although we will be grounded in a pan-African context that centers the Black experience.
The Rev. Carla Christopher Wilson is a poet-activist and an ordained minister in the ELCA Lutheran Church. She serves as Assistant to the Bishop in charge of Justice Ministries for the Central Pennsylvania region and a redevelopment pastor who trains congregations in cultural competency and outreach. A former caseworker and diversity, equity, and inclusion trainer, Carla is also trained as an interfaith crisis chaplain and has worked with Level-1 Trauma Centers to support families and individuals in crisis. Carla specializes in trauma-informed pastoral care with traditionally marginalized communities and faith-based justice activism through a culturally honoring lens.