As part of Black History Month 2021: The Leeds BME Hub Present – ‘I Choose Joy’. An immersive wellness event, centring culturally diverse communities.

Finding peace amid unrest
Between protesting and demonstrating following the 2020 murder of George Floyd, raising awareness about the ongoing racial and ethnic mortality disparities only getting wider amid the pandemic, and beyond, it’s clear that the fight for racial justice is neither easy nor near completion. Anti-racism work is often difficult and exhausting, further traumatising culturally diverse communities all over again.

With all these urgent obligations and enraging events, centring joy/wellness has become a necessary practice in culturally diverse communities.

Safe spaces: A space where culturally diverse communities can express and explore their experience in the world through this virtual session with a qualified therapist providing support. This space will help communities reflect collectively on the effects of Covid-19, racism, inequality, and trauma.
Our collective wellbeing is the community’s business, and we must find ways of finding joy amid unrest.
Time: 12pm – 1.30pm 
Venue:
Online (via Zoom)
How to book: Booking link

Curating your own wellness journey:  Wellness can look different from one person to the next, healing is never linear – it is messy, complex, and nuanced. This session will be a panel of experts consisting of a psychologist, counsellor, wellness expert, Faith leaders, 3rd sector support services representative.
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm 
Venue:
Online (via Zoom)
How to book: Booking link