The Joy Sanctuary
Originally crafted as a workshop for people of the Africa Diaspora, The Joy Sanctuary is an intentionally cultivated space for those who identify as BIPOC to practice, celebrate, collaborate and lean into joy. Participants will experience a guided meditation that will help restore calm and serenity. They will reflect on their definitions of personal safety and work as a group to imagine what a safe space looks and feels like for the BIPOC community. Finally, participants will work in small groups to build a joy and safety toolkit for their everyday and immediate use. The toolkit will remain accessible to participants after the workshop. This session is Co-Facilitated by Raven Martin and Janice Gates, practitioners with Healing By Choice, a sponsored project of Allied Media Projects. The Joy Sanctuary is an effective container aimed at easing participants into maintaining ownership of their wellness.