4th Annual Sisterhood Summit

We’re humbled to announce our participation in the 4th Annual Sisterhood Summit presented by the Black Girl Project!

This year’s theme is: Treat Yo’ Self: Healthy, Whole and Free Black Girls! 

We’ll be facilitating a workshop entitled: “Redefining Our Relationship With Food,” as means to have a circle discussion on how what we eat is linked to self care.

The summit will be held on Saturday, October 25th from 10am-5pm. You have to register in our to attend and can do so here!

 

 

 

Here’s some background information on the summit:

“A program of The Black Girl Project, the Sisterhood Summit began in 2011 as a way give young women and girls from across Brooklyn, the opportunity to come together in a nurturing atmosphere to explore issues that are important to them.

You can find the theme for the 2014 Summit over here!

The Summit is also an opportunity for peers to interact with one another in ways which are not normally afforded to them—a space where they can question, interrogate and explore ideals that they may not be exposed to in everyday life.

It’s also a space where they can network, receive pertinent information, and build critical and analytical skills.

In keeping with our mission, the summit is a space that helps inspire dialogue and empower attendees.”

Cultivation Reflections

Dear Sisters,Thank you to everyone who made it out to our Cultivation: July Circle at the Bushwick Campus Farm in Brooklyn. A big shoutout to our sister Glenda and EcoStation:NY for granting us access to that beautiful space. We want to share a summary of the event in this e-mail. Soon, we will be sharing resources on our blog on self care that may be of interest to you and will send you an update when we do. If you did not make it, we hope that this e-mail will provide you with major points of the event and hope you can make our next circle!The aim of Cultivation: July Circle was to create a space for us to share and learn tools about self-care/communal care through food as medicine.We focused our discussion on ways to decolonize our diets, a practice that entails recognizing ancestral knowledge about growing food and nourishing our bodies and minds.For us, “decolonize your diet” means many things – one of those being the ability to take control of your own eating. It means uncovering the knowledge about foods that our ancestors ate and unpacking the reason why they are no longer available for us to eat. Decolonizing our diet requires recognizing that colonization and capitalism have destroyed our ability to collectively sustain ourselves, through displacement and systemic violence. Therefore, through the process of decolonizing our diet we are not only addressing access to nourishing foods but challenging a history of oppression and marginalization that still manifests itself today. We wanted to share the many ways to “decolonize your diet,” through personal reflections and story telling since not everyone has to make the same choices.

After our lively discussion, we went on an herbal identification tour to learn about different plants and their medicinal benefits available at the farm. Seeing how a whole “medicine cabinet” of herbs can flourish in Brooklyn solidified the possibility of taking care of our bodies and each other outside of the institutionalized healthcare system. We came back full circle with a discussion on self-care. Again, the resources we used for this discussion will be on here 0n website soon. The resources will include a packet on self-care that shares the importance of circles, a guide to self-empowerment and what support means, and a self care check list. We hope you gain as much as we have from this packet!

So this was what our circle was about! We hope you enjoy the email and we welcome you at our next one! If you have any questions or would like to be more involved, e-mail us at: sisterscirclecollective@gmail.com

Renewal: A Camping Retreat

SCC Retreat flyer

Join the Sister Circle Collective on our first-ever transformative spring camping retreat!

As the this spring season develops, we want to open up to the elements and build a collective of souls in tune with our surroundings. The spring season is our time to take action, to blossom but we must also take the time to reflect. This camping retreat is meant to be a space of organizing, to build a community, but at the same time finding internal peace and happiness. Of course all of these things are a process, but we sisters believe we can accompany each other in that process.

Get out of the busy NYC hustle and bustle, and join us for a relaxing retreat at Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park – http://nysparks.com/parks/133/

When: Friday June 13th – Sunday June 15th.

$70 per person includes the following:
– Roundtrip transportation
– Accommodations and Food

* Group activities: hiking, arts & crafts, empathy sessions, and meditation.

***All proceeds will go directly to this camping trip and activities

We accept multiple forms of payment, also installments can be arranged. Please message us with any questions of concerns.

RSVP: sisterscirclecollective@gmail.com

Blessings to all!

Yoga Session!

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Here are a few photos from our Yoga Session! Thank you to Alexa of Alexa Rae Yoga and Da Urban Butterflies for hosting us and promoting! No one was turned away at the door due to lack of funds, and the gracious donations were split equally between Alexa and DUB.

Until next time!