RACIAL HEALING CIRCLES & WORKSHOPS
AHC has held Racial Healing Circles and facilitated Racial Healing workshops for 30 years. AHC offers a safe space for participants to share their stories about race, culture, color, language and or class. We express that the concept of race is a social and cultural construction. We believe as the American Anthropological Association shared, that "Race simply cannot be tested or proven scientifically. The concept of race has no validity among the human species." AHC defines racism as a life threatening disease. Our solution is to create healing circles where we can come together to share in a safe space.
"Feelings that are denied cannot be released; feelings imprison us until they are acknowledged." - Aeeshah Clottey
The following are the two main strategies that will support healing and wholeness:
1. Racial Healing Circles: Dialogues to promote racial healing utilizing the twelve principles of attitudinal healing. Attitudinal Healing is an alternative mental health modality. The focus is on story telling and doing inner/heart work.
2. Community Organizing: Reaching out and sharing with the community. The goal is to educate community members on the concepts of Attitudinal Healing for increased civility and civic engagement.
We offer a monthly Racial Healing Circle for the community, the last Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm at our center. For more information call 510-652-5530. This is a free event.
Attitudinal Healing Connection
1980 Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA