We know that the academic setting is a magical space for personal and professional growth, and self-study to occur. We also know that it is also a space where race, gender, and class-based traumas occur. If mental health programming is imperative on for students on college campuses, it is crucial for Black and Brown students on predominantly white campuses.
We are offering classes and day-long retreats in the Fall and Spring semester of 2020. Our dream is to offer this programming at little to no cost for students.
Your donation goes directly to bolsters, blocks, blankets, retreats, and teacher costs so that all involved are able to have their cups filled and compensated equitably.
About The Institute for Good Work: The Good Work is a collective of academics and creatives of African descent who seek to heal their relationship to work in order to heal society. The collective creates and offers programming and content rooted in the mind-body connection and work-related research. Their programming aims to thwart institutional narratives and socialization tactics which encourage working for worthiness. It is their belief and experience that such narratives and tactics too often present further harm and reify trauma, especially for people of African descent. The collective is first focused on doing this work in the context of academia and non-profit settings, and they hope to one day effectuate shifts in how people of African descent relate to their work in allindustries.