What: #ImAfricanBornIn is an invitation to all Black people in this post- Black Panther world to continue the African Diaspora Conversation--to connect with each other to share our stories. This campaign is designed to bring the African Diaspora closer together and closer to Africa.
Why: Because wherever we find ourselves, we, Black people, face similar and difficult challenges. Our common global challenges demand a common global response. #ImAfricanBornIn is designed to help pave the way to that common response!
Who: YOU! Black people everywhere!
How: Share a post, video, Instagram live video, paint a picture, (whatever medium you choose) telling what it's like to be of African ancestry where you are! Doesn't have to be heavy. Feel free to get creative, tell funny stories., etc. It's about communicating with each other.
Where: ONLINE! Use the hashtag #ImAfricanBornIn so we can feature your post on our Social Media!
When: As often as possible during the week of Sunday, May 20 through Saturday, May 26, 2018
Sponsors: Members of the 2017 Global Action Task Force of the Valuing Black Lives Global Emotional Emancipation Summit--convened by Community Healing Network and the Association of Black Psychologists.
For more information, please visit WWW.IMAFRICANBORNIN.COM
Pass this request on to at least 7 people, encouraging them to share what it's like to be African where they are!
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We here at Community Healing Network are looking forward to an exciting year, and we want to thank you for supporting us in our quest to build a world in which “Black people everywhere have moved beyond surviving to flourishing, and are enjoying life in all its fullness -- in body, mind, and spirit.”
We are off and running with new strategies to scale up CHN’s operations this year. In 2018-2019, we will be taking our Valuing Black Lives Global Emotional Emancipation Summit to local communities. We’ll be presenting neighborhood Emotional Emancipation Retreats, workshops for community-based organizations, and Community Healer Awards in cities across the country--and abroad. We're working on creating a brand-new website and new tools and resources to intensify the movement for emotional emancipation.
Stay tuned. Over the next few months, we'll be sharing more details about our movement-building plans. We look forward to your feedback and, of course, your active involvement.
It’s going to be a great year for CHN as we move toward August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the forced arrival of Africans in the colony of Virginia in the United States. That’s the date by which CHN is working to engage a critical mass of Black people in the journey toward emotional emancipation, so that by the year 2020, we as a people will begin to see ourselves in a whole new light.
Enola G. Aird, Founder and President, Community Healing Network, Inc.
Please note: The following are service marks owned exclusively and stewarded by Community Healing Network, Inc., and may not be used without CHN's permission:
Valuing Black Lives: The Annual Global Emotional Emancipation Summit
Emotional Emancipation Retreats
Community Healer Awards
Community Healing Network's aim is to engage a critical mass of Black people in the movement for emotional emancipation by 2019 — the 400th anniversary of the forced arrival of Africans at Jamestown colony in the United States, so that by the year 2020, we, as a people, will begin to see ourselves in a whole new light. Learn more about Vision 2020 by clicking the link below.
A Heartfelt Thank You to the Inaugural Sponsors of
Valuing Black Lives: The First Annual Global Emotional Emancipation Summit
Al Gentry, III
Bea Dozier Taylor and A Walk In Truth Black Print Heritage Gallery
Bill and Jean Graustein
Carl L Miller
Catherine and Fred Myers
Deborah Teason and Michael Bergman
Diane Young Turner
Dr. Lloyd Webb
Eric and Cici
George A. Dalley
Howard D Denson
Howard K. Hill and The Urban Prosperity Fund
Jacyn O. Lewis
Jane Livingston Carter
Jay and Maria
Jeanine Primm Jones
John & Linda Pawelek
K A Bryant
Loretta Pleasant-Jones/George Jones
Marsha E. Simms
Michael and Cheri Brooks
Natalie Roche, M.D.
Norma "Iyabode" Jackson
Pablo & Mateo Cruz Miller
People Celebrating People Sheila Warren
Quiet Time Inspirations