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Emotional Emancipation Circles (EE Circles, EECs) are self-help support groups designed to help heal, and end, the trauma caused by the root cause of anti-Black racism: the centuries-old lie of White superiority and Black inferiority.
Originated by Community Healing Network, and developed in collaboration with The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), EECs are liberatory spaces in which Black people share stories to deepen our understanding of self-worth, our relationships, and our communities. Together, we learn essential emotional wellness skills to help us be our best as individuals and as a people.
Together, CHN and ABPsi have trained Emotional Emancipation Circle Facilitators and planted seeds for EE Circles in nearly 50 cities in the U.S., including Ferguson, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Los Angeles, Oakland, New Orleans; and internationally in Cuba, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Haiti, Ghana, Canada and the Caribbean.
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Looking for a space for healing now? Join us every Tuesday at 12 pm EST for an Emotional Lunch Break. Every week we gather for 60 minutes of rest and resilience and discuss a variety of topics that affect the Black community. As Black people, we are each other’s medicine. Click below and enjoy our community crafted poem.
Inspired by Dr. Maya Angelou, Founding Chair of CHN’s Board of Advisors, Community Healing Days is one of our flagship initiatives. Held on the third weekend of every October, this celebration is designed to prioritize “time for healing”, celebrate our resilience, and bolster our solidarity.
In 2010, Dr. Angelou issued a call encouraging Black people and our allies to Wear Sky Blue during Community Healing Days as a sign of our collective determination to “turn the pain of the blues into the sky blue of unlimited possibilities.”
We invite you to answer Dr. Angelou’s call by joining us for a “time for healing” and wearing Sky Blue. We encourage you to share photos of your family, friends and yourself with the hashtag #WearSkyBlue to join this growing global celebration.
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--Enola Aird, Founder of CHN