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Emotional Emancipation Circles

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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Now offering Continuing Education Credits (CMEs) – Click below for more information.

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Have you already gone through the EEC Intensive & want to become an EEC facilitator? Click below to inquire.

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Emotional Lunch Break

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.

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Community Healing Days

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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Breathe, Baby, Breathe Podcast

Take a moment for yourself today and Breathe, Baby, Breathe. Listen to Community Healing Network’s original podcast where we engage culture carriers in conversations that light the path to emotional emancipation.

Harambee Family Village

“Imagine children, parents, guardians and elders across the African Diaspora learning and working together. Imagine them developing the tools needed to keep themselves and each other emotionally safe. Now, imagine them helping each other heal from the most powerful weapon ever formed against us as a people.”

--Enola Aird, Founder of CHN

Harambee Family Village (HFV) is a place where the community comes to connect, support each other, and grow together. Members are clear about and empowered by their identity, know their history, and understand the Lie. From birth on, everybody has a shared African cultural knowledge, a shared African consciousness, and we know how to pass on this knowledge and consciousness to our children.

HFV is a place where we all take collective responsibility for caring for one another and our children. It’s grounded in a collective culture and mindset. In addition to feeling welcomed and valued, children and families have access to nutritious food and other basics. The village enables its residents to learn, grow and thrive, achieving levels of success unimagined in a white dominated culture.

Harambee Family Village is under construction. Look forward to announcements about CHN’s newest program in development.

Rapid Response Ubuntu Healing Circles

Our Ubuntu Healing Circles serve as healing spaces for Black people to come together and heal in times of real crises for our community. These circles are spaces for Black bodies, minds and spirits to experience love, empathy, safety and strength from each other in times of acute need.

For information about starting a Virtual Ubuntu Healing Circle, please click below to contact us.

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Valuing Black Lives Global Summit

Our Valuing Black Lives Global Summit is a solutions-focused, action-oriented forum developed and presented by CHN, in collaboration with the Association of Black Psychologists. This Summit brings together leaders of African ancestry from around the world to develop action plans to free ourselves and future generations from the scourge of anti-Blackness. Our Summit is on hold. Please check in again for a published date.