October 7, 2009
Join the celebration
Imagine a world in which all Black children love and believe in themselves, hold the highest aspirations, and are prepared to soar to reach their full potential. Imagine a world in which healthy, successful families are the hallmark of our community.
At the Community Healing Network (CHN), we don't just imagine. We believe that such a world is possible--if we take the time and make the effort to heal. As a people, we believe too many negative things about ourselves that are just not true. These lies are weighing us down and holding us back. We believe that once we free ourselves of these lies, there will be no limit to what we and our children will be able to accomplish.
That's why we invite you to help build the movement for emotional healing and renewal for Black people by celebrating Community Healing Days, three days set aside on the third weekend of every October, to work on overcoming the myths that keep us from reaching our full potential.
All it takes is a commitment to taking the time to heal. All it takes is a determination to treat yourself and other Black people with an extra measure of respect and dignity. Set aside the time to learn more about the emotional legacies of slavery and racism and the steps you and your family can take to free yourselves from them.
In a world that so often tells us that we are not as beautiful, not as capable, not as valuable as other people, let us take the time to tell ourselves and each other the truth of how beautiful, capable, and valuable we are!
Please spread the word.
Save the dates. Put "time for healing" on your calendar.
October 16, 17, and 18, 2009
Celebrate Community Healing Days: Seeing Ourselves in a Whole New Light
Enola G. Aird
President, Community Healing Network, Inc.