IMPORTANT NOTE: This session is strictly for our MSF Canada colleagues (HQ, field and Association) who identify as black and is one of the sessions being planned at MSF Canada in response to events following the killing of George Floyd. If you are not in the black community, we ask you respectfully to withhold joining this call with a spirit to provide a safe space to your peers to process.
Date: June 17th 2020
Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm EST
Location: Microsoft Teams (register to get link)
Facilitator: Sabrina Jafralie, Ph.D.
In this session, we will embark on a communal experience where we can begin to unburden our pains and start the elements of healing. Using the method of purposeful dialogue, in the form of talk circles, we will have time to discuss our feelings, experiences and allow them to be heard and acknowledged. We will also have a look at the data and concept of racial trauma and its impact on us and those we service. Lastly, we will begin to start to root and lay foundations of healing through community preventive and healing ointments. These are mental ointments to be used when we need to tend to our wounds and heal. This session will involve reflection, vulnerability and restore hope and justice.
We encourage participants to take a bit of time for themselves prior to, or following this session. This is an optional session. Should you need support with digesting, debriefing or speaking about your experience, please don’t hesitate to use the MSF Canada EAP (details available with your HRO), or reach out to the Psycho-Social Care Unit at PSCU.firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or concerns about this session, don’t hesitate to contact Kathy.email@example.com or Christiane.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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