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About Healing While Black
In recognition of National BIPOC Mental Health Month (July), The Well for Life is proceeding with our 4th Annual Summit – Healing While Black: We are The 1 in a hybrid format. Through this deeply impactful 3-day experience, attendees can engage in critical dialogue (research & reflective experiences), healing centered practice, and spiritual and cultural wellness practices.
Day 1: Professional and Community Development
During this virtual portion of the summit, participants will be able to engage in critical dialogue surrounding a range of topics related to the theory and practice of collectively Healing While Black with community members, practitioners, facilitators, and contributors with diverse professional and personal experiences.
Day 2: The Deconstructed Series
The Deconstructed Series is about the practical application of Friday’s learning. Melanin and Movement offers the space to engage in the practice of healing through movement. In the afternoon, the conversation continues through reflective dialogue in events such as Textured Conversations, Brown Girl Brunch, and Brothers & BBQ.
Day 3: Celebration of Cultural identity and Spiritual Renewal
On Sunday, participants will engage in continued conversations and practices related to healing and wellness through the lens of spiritual and cultural connections. Some of the Day 3 offerings include a reflective photo walk, a sound bath, painting in the park, and a Community Arts Festival to conclude the summit!
Healing While Black Schedule of Events
The complete schedule of events for the Healing While Black Summit will be released in the first week of July. We strongly encourage pre-registering for any events that pique your interest. The capacity for certain events is limited due to space and ongoing COVID-19 precautions.
Do you want to get involved with Healing While Black?
The Healing While Black organizers are seeking presentation proposals from contributors bringing diverse professional and personal experiences related to the practice of healing.
Proposed sessions should be one-hour in length and address at least one theme of the three days: Professional and Community Development; Healing in Practice; or Rest and Spiritual Renewal. Presenters may highlight explicit efforts, activities, examples, initiatives, concepts, lessons, resources, strategies, programs, and/or projects related to the theory and practice of collective Healing While Black.
All proposals must be submitted via the form below.
We will conclude the Healing While Black Summit with a community festival! We would like to feature artwork from artists of a variety of creative backgrounds (painting, sculpting, music, dancing, etc.) throughout the event through live performances and exhibits. Be prepared to share a sample of your work (e.g. a clip of a performance, a link to your portfolio, etc.) to be included with your application. All interested artists must apply through the application form below.
If you or someone you know would be a good fit for this opportunity, please visit the link below to submit an application today!
Are you interested in helping us make the Healing While Black Summit happen? We are looking for volunteers to help us with the work before and during the big event!
Volunteers can participate in committees for community education, summit registration, marketing, training, and more! Volunteers serving in an ambassador role will receive admission to all Healing While Black virtual events and the NET-WORKs event (in person or virtual), support and training for this role, a feature on the Healing While Black website, Healing While Black digital swag, and free membership to the National Integrative Wellness Collective. To sign up or learn more, please visit the link below.