It's Healing Time
How's The Village's Faith and Spirit Doing: The Other African American Quality of Life and Wellness Topics?
How Are Faith and Spirit Helping The Village Handle: Female, Male: Bills, Debt, Disproportionalities, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Fear, Gentrification, Grief, Health, Homelessness, Inequities, Unemployment, Pain, Outrage, Pressure, Racism, Rage, Stress, Victimization, Violence, Wounds, Work Environment, etc.?
Who: You are invited-All Are Welcome
What: Bridge Building Brown Bag at Mt. ZARC
Where: 2951 East 14th Street; Austin, Texas 78702; 512/479-9890
When: Saturday, March 26, 2016
How: Come relax. Bring your snack and your thoughts.
Background: 4 "Why's" & 7 Healing Areas
Why #1. Supporting the City of Austin's African American Quality of Life Initiative, Community Advancement Network and the City of Austin's African American Quality of Life Resource Advisory Commission
Why #2. Share informal conversation, dialogue, feedback and reflections as a video, an article, a reading, the above questions and/or the following:
Why #3. What Government cannot do, does not do, should not do, God can do. Reference: "How Black Is The Gospel"-Tom Skinner
Why #4. In articles published in NOKOA-The Observer, Junious Ricardo Stanton wrote in quotes:
Healing Our Internalized Racism: "Historically because of the oppressive nature of American "race relations we [slaves, coloreds, Negroes, Blacks/African Americans] were forbidden to defend ourselves or fight back against the brutality of individual Whites [slave owners and their supporters/stakeholders] or their system. So, we adapted by internalizing our anger and pain, often taking it out on those nearest and dearest to us-our families and friends.
Healing Our Internalized Victimization: "Add to that history the ongoing distress of Being Black in a culture pathologically obsessed with color, race, class and gender and you understand why we are so traumatized and disoriented."
Healing Our Internalized Violence: "Now, the village is crumbling from within. It's time to change, it's healing time. We must consciously choose to turn to each other for help rather than on each other."
Healing Our Internalized Negativity: "Of course, the first step is to admit we are hurting and seek positive ways to address the situation." Why #5. Healing Our Internalized Bitterness From Past and Present, Intentional/Unintentional, Gender Race Abuse, Race Harm, Race Hate, Race Hurt in: Austin Area; Travis County; Texas; United States- http://thresholdmag.org/2015/11/17/capitol/ (1928 Race Codes, et. al.)
Why #6. Healing Our Internalized Helplessness and Hopelessness of Racism and Sexism: From Pre- and Post- 1863 Emancipation Proclamation: http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/emancipation-150/10-facts.html
To Pre- and Post- 1964 Civil Rights Legislation https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/07/02/day-history-president-lyndon-b-johnson-signed-civil-rights-act-1964
Why # 7. Healing Our Internalized Fear To Love & Forgive Self & Others When We Are: Harmed; Hated; Hurt by Racism, Sexism, Violence: "I leave you love. Love builds. It is positive and helpful. It is more beneficial than hate. Injuries quickly forgotten quickly pass away. Personally and racially, our enemies must be forgiven. ~ Mary McLeod Bethune