The Sankofa Path: Healing from the Traumas of Racism

When:
June 10, 2022 @ 4:30 pm – June 12, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
2022-06-10T16:30:00-04:00
2022-06-12T13:00:00-04:00
Where:
Pendle Hill Retreat & Conference Ceter
338 Plush Mill Rd. Wallingford
PA 19086-6023
USA
Contact:
Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat & Conference Center
610-566-4507, ext. 137

A weekend retreat with Erva Baden designed for folks who self-identify as US-Born African-American/Black Women.
(Friday, 6/10/22, 4:30pm through Sunday, 6/12/22, 1pm.)

As descendants of captured and enslaved Africans, we Black and brown folks in the United States have had – and continue to have – particular issues and obstacles in our lives based the traumas of racism. The wounds of our own experiences and those of our ancestors’ experiences continue to live in us. Effects can manifest emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually – sometimes subtly and sometimes more obviously. The study of this phenomenon is called epigenetics, and some researchers are currently focusing on the effects within the US-born African-American community. The Sankofa Path workshop provides an opportunity to uncover what effects might be lingering in our bodies, minds, and spirits and to begin the deep healing necessary to reclaim all aspects of our radiance. Sankofa means “to retrieve” in the Twi language of Ghana; we use the image of the Sankofa bird, looking back over its shoulder to the past, because of the importance of looking back to move forward.

By doing this work, we heal ourselves, sending healing energy and gratitude back to our ancestors and forward into our collective and individual futures.

$495/private room; $435/shared room; $300/commuter.

Fee covers food, lodging, and program.

Financial assistance may be available; for more information about this or the event, call 610-566-4507, ext. 137.
To register online, click HERE.

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