Hey there, fellow aspiring ally! We're here to support your growth as a genuine antiracist ally. We hope you'll join our growing community!
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Wed Dec 07 2022
<div>Hey there, fellow aspiring ally! We're here to support your growth as a genuine antiracist ally. We hope you'll join our growing community!</div><div style="margin-top: 20px"><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><h3>Discover a new, compassionate way of relating to racism in America.</h3><h3></h3><ul><li>Do you feel overwhelmed by guilt or horror, yet don’t know what to do with those feelings? </li><li>Do you want to consider yourself an anti-racist ally, but aren’t exactly sure what that means or looks like? </li><li>Do you want to have different conversations about race in the United States, and don’t know where to start?</li></ul><p></p><p>We affirm that Black Lives Matter. Yet, in order for the lives of Black Americans to be treated like they matter in daily practice across this entire country, <em><strong>change needs to happen in the hearts, minds, and lives of non-Black Americans</strong></em> <em><strong>first</strong></em>. </p><p></p><h3>Join us in learning and doing what it really takes to combat white supremacy.</h3><p></p><p>This is a space for non-Black people to do the real work of dismantling their racism. You will be invited to awaken to painful truths about the white supremacist beliefs that operate within yourself and the spaces you occupy. With radical compassion and self-acceptance, you will be guided on the first steps of a lifelong journey of dismantling these destructive and traumatizing systems of belief and power. </p><p>************************</p><p><strong>What’s Included?</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Welcoming & safe space</strong> to talk about hard stuff with other aspiring anti-racist allies</li><li>Grounding and heart-opening <strong>meditation</strong></li><li>Watch 2 <strong>videos</strong> to help us learn the truth of the matter: What we need to be talking about</li><li>Intuitive journaling and <strong>private reflection</strong></li><li><strong>Group discussion </strong>and sharing of personal thoughts and feelings</li><li><strong>Education </strong>on how to understand & approach racism from a trauma-lens</li><li>Heart-centered intention-setting and <strong>accountability planning</strong></li></ul><p>************************</p><p><strong>The workshop will be led by Angelina Gomez, MA</strong>. Angelina is a trauma therapist (in-training), and the founder of <a href="https://www.instagram.com/northnodeorg/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">North Node Organization</a>. She developed this workshop in collaboration with <a href="https://gviproc.org/racialtraumacenter" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">The Racial Trauma Center (RTC) at Genesee Valley Psychology</a>.</p><h3>To meet Angelina and learn some background on how the workshop was developed, please watch the video below .</h3></div><div style="margin: 20px 0;line-height: 22px;"><iframe src="https://youtube.com/embed/GntxDYR9Ksc/" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe></div><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p><strong>Disclaimer:</strong></p><p>This workshop is not therapy. This is an educational wellness event, not medical or mental health services. The Racial Trauma Center At Genesee Valley Psychology (RTC with GVP) puts on a variety of wellness education events. This particular event includes information related to wellness topics, such as mental illness, mindfulness meditation, relationships, stress, sleep, personal growth, depression, therapy, etc., collectively, (“Our Content”). You acknowledge and agree that the following warnings and disclaimers shall apply to all of Our Content for educational wellness events. Before using any of the services or information that is available through the RTC with GVP, we recommend that you consult with a physician or other Medical and Mental Health Provider. The RTC with GVP is not to be perceived as or relied upon in any way as medical advice or mental health advice. The information provided through the RTC with GVP is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment that can be provided by your own physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, therapist, counselor, mental health practitioner, licensed dietitian or nutritionist, or any other licensed or registered health care professional. Do not use Our Content in lieu of professional advice given by qualified medical or mental health professionals and do not disregard professional medical or mental health advice or delay seeking professional advice because of information you learn from the RTC with GVP. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific health or before implementing any recommendations or suggestions from the RTC with GVP. Do not stop taking any medications without speaking to your physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, mental health provider or other health care professional. If you have or suspect that you have a medical or mental health issue, contact your own health care provider promptly. If you know or suspect that you may be pregnant, have an eating disorder, or have any other physical, psychological, emotional or medical or mental health condition, it is imperative that you seek the advice of your doctor or other health care provider prior to using Our Content. We are not providing health care, medical or nutrition therapy services or attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure in any manner whatsoever any physical ailment, or any mental or emotional issue, disease or condition. We are not giving medical, psychological, or religious advice whatsoever. You acknowledge that you are participating voluntarily in using the RTC with GVP and that you are solely and personally responsible for your choices, actions and results, now and in the future. You accept full responsibility for the consequences of your use, or non-use, of any information provided on or through the RTC with GVP, and you agree to use your own judgment and due diligence before implementing any idea, suggestion or recommendation from the RTC with GVP to your life. Our role is to support and assist you in reaching your own goals, but your success depends primarily on your own effort, motivation, commitment and follow-through. The RTC with GVP cannot predict and/or guarantee that you will attain a particular result, and you accept and understand that results differ for each individual. Each individual’s results depend on their unique background, dedication, desire, motivation, actions, and numerous other factors. You fully agree that there are no guarantees as to the specific outcome or results you can expect from using the information you receive from the RTC with GVP’s educational wellness events.</p></div></div>