Community Healing Circle w/ The Muslim Wellness Foundation
Date(s) - 07/09/2022
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Zakat Foundation of America
Inverse Surveillance Project
Mental-health and body-based healing group workshop w/ The Muslim Wellness Foundation
About this event
Over the last 3 decades or more, wide-spread government surveillance of Muslims in the U.S. has greatly impacted our mental health and well-being. The stress we experience living in a climate of hostility, suspicion, bigotry, and discrimination is tremendous. We cannot easily quantify the emotional toll of racism, white supremacy and Islamophobia. Yet it is evident in feelings of increased anxiety, hypervigilance, threats of verbal and physical violence, instances of harassment, bullying, and profiling.
AND, as a community we have the power to heal those invisible wounds and rejoice in who we are, and all the gifts the Creator has bestowed upon us.
This Community Healing Circle is a gathering which centers our need to name and acknowledge our experiences of racism, our strength and resilience in the face of these challenges, and together discover strategies to cope and thrive.