Black Men and Trauma Virtual Gathering
The Black Men and Trauma gathering was a virtual group offered to Black men in 2020. It centered on discussing the events that were happening in the United States. The group acted as a space where Black men could express themselves, be heard, and be empowered. It offered a safe place for them to share how they’ve been feeling and coping in these troubling times with the current racial tensions.
Healing Racial Trauma for Women
A virtual gathering facilitated by Sheila Wise Rowe, the author of the book, Healing Racial Trauma: The Road of Resilience. During the sessions, Mrs. Rowe identified the symptoms of racial trauma people of color experience in order to help women experience freedom from their past and a new life for the future. The gathering provided Black women with a safe place to express their deep pain and sorrow as they dealt with the numerous occurrences of police brutality. Each session allowed for a time of teaching and small group discussions.
In October 2019, Kingdom Empowerment Center brought the Cambridge Community together for the Total Health Symposium. We recognized that people often approach their wellness in silos: spiritual, mental health, physical, and nutrition. So, in response we designed an event that was a one-stop-shop for community members to access all that they needed to support their individual growth in one place.
The day featured a panel, which included professionals in fitness, nutrition, and mental health as well as spiritual leaders. Workshops were offered such as: The Purpose & Stigma Surrounding Medication, Parenting Teens with Mental Illness, and Black Men & Trauma.
Attendees had the opportunity to participate in brief fitness demonstrations, meet with a therapist, and much more. This event was free to the community and included lunch. The symposium was made possible through the Community Health Network Area “Mental Health and Racial Equity” grant.