Workshop Overview

Our expansive SelfCare After Series uniquely infuses social justice with wellness as a method to contextualize social norms and identify the shifts in beliefs, attitudes and actions necessary to cultivate a healthier culture and relationship with ones self. With a trauma informed approach,
We know that communities subjected to a higher frequency of adversities experience chronic stress and help participants identify, name and safeguard against such threats. We are invested in long term visible changes to behavioral norms and cultural values.

Each workshop infuses yoga inspired movement and breathing exercises for the physical element of wellness.  Our foundation is emotional justice (from the work of Esther Armah) and we encourage you to join us as we shift a culture and thus change the world.

General Workshop Objectives and Benefits

  1. language to identify triggers and injustices that impedes emotional and mental safety.

  2. breathing techniques to regulate the body's natural response to stress.

  3. introduce selfcare as an act of resistance against toxic beliefs and practices

  4. co-create personal and community values and commitments using emotional justice.

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Raven Cras

Program coordinator, Community organizer, facilitator, poet, published writer, social entrepreneur and Spelman College Graduate with BA in English, Film/Media Literacy and French.


Additional Workshops

  1. Power, privilege and identity: Cultural Competency in the Classroom

  2. Not so Micro Aggression: emotional safety at work

  3. Fem Ground: Ending the Stigma of Girlhood

Credentials and Experience

 
Raven has several years of a diverse facilitation portfolio with audience tailored curriculum.

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Raven served as the Program Coordinator and lead facilitator running a feminist and anti-racist self-defense peer educator program in 3 locations in NY. She also lead sex-trafficking prevention models amongst middle school girls through The Center for Anti Violence Education. Raven is recognized by the YWCA as an instructor who sets high standards.  More information can be found in the About page



SelfCare After Facilitators

Our facilitators are young passionate and relatable adults who have a rich back ground in community organizing, social work, and psychology.  All of our instructors are former teachers who work with us because of our continued success with improving the social and emotional lives of our young people and community at large.
We use memes, gifs, and other current media formats to introduce and communicate complex topics to our audiences.

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We

look forward to building with you.

Contact us if interested in bringing our workshops to your space.