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MLK Week: Amplifying Community Voices for Black Joy and Healing

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Zoom (Virtual)

This event is part of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week 2023: Amplifying Voices through Courageous Storytelling.

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” 

The Collect STL self-describes as a “love story in the making!” Their goal? “is to create a space where Black people in St. Louis have adequate access to health and wellness spaces, spaces that center their (our) identities and experiences, spaces that are warm and welcoming, and spaces that build community. We believe that the responsibility of the health and wellness of Black people in St. Louis is the responsibility of the collective; we are all The Collective.”  

We will host Dr. Terry Harris from The Collective STL who will tell the story of this incredible organization’s mission, creation, and why it’s so important.  

Dr. Harris connects Black history and Storytelling in all of his classes as a reminder of the strength, courage and wisdom of the contributions of Black people worldwide. In addition to the yoga modality, Dr. Harris incorporates Restorative Justice/Circles to create healing spaces.   

 

Please register to attend this event:

MLK Week 2023: Amplifying Voices through Courageous Storytelling-Amplifying Community Voices for Black Joy and Healing

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