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THE IMPACT OF CHRONIC TRAUMA ON ACTIVISTS

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

The purpose of this short, introductory workshop is to begin to connect the dots between collective trauma (think the killing of innocent Black women and men) and the personal trauma that accompanies long-time activism.

For anti-racist activists, organizers, and change agents, the endless commitments to challenging the inequities of the status quo take their toll on our minds, hearts and souls. My observation as a trauma therapist AND long-time social justice activist is that few activists take time to do the work of trauma resolution; most lack awareness of the impact of chronic exposure to trauma.

This introductory workshop is designed to increase awareness and begin to identify the work of defining trauma healing and integration. Participants will:

  • Learn the definition of collective trauma and begin to identify the emotional, physical, spiritual impact on participants
  • Become aware of trauma held in bodies from ongoing societal exposure to the assault of injustice
  • Provide a safe environment to identify the grief of injustice
  • Identify self-care actions that are trauma-informed and encouraged for self-healing

This intro workshop presents trauma-informed interventions to assist in emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being and balance.

Presenter: Anita Arnold

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Organizer

Center for the Study of White American Culture (CSWAC)
Email:
robinalpern@cswac.org
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Venue

Virtual