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Community Care Circle (CCC) Series: Exploring Latino/x Mental Health from a Racial Justice Lens

Exploring Latino/x Mental Health from a Racial Justice Lens is a four-part Community Care Circle (CCC) Series that offers brave spaces of individual and collective reflection on the influence of sociocultural conditions in Latino/x mental health.

 

What is a Community Care Circle (CCC)? 


Community Care is the collective responsibility for each other’s well-being. When we do community care, each of us gets to decide the way we want to be cared for.​


Estoy Aqui’s CCCs are a combination of Healing Circle Practice and Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) designed for individuals to speak up about their personal experiences and their relationship to the content.  

CCCs can also be offered as workshops where the focus is on content learning with some opportunities for dialogue.

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Purpose

  • Recognize patterns of anti-Blackness and colorism in our daily lives

  • Outline ways in which microaggressions are internalized via our intersectionality

  • Identify aspects of acculturation and assimilation within first and second-generation U.S. Latino/x immigrants

  • Highlight attitudes influenced by marianismo and machismo in our environment

  • Practice Estoy Aqui's Community Care model for continued healing and resistance

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Logistics

Population: Teens or adults 

Capacity: 12 participants max is ideal for the circle process. 20 participants max is ideal for the workshop version 

Mode: Virtual or in person, no hybrid mode

Language: English or Spanish

Length: Each circle or workshop is 3 hours


  • Anti-Blackness and Colorism

  • Microaggressions

  • Acculturation and Assimilation

  • Marianismo and Machismo

Delivery Options

  • 1 circle or workshop every two days

  • 1 circle or workshop per week

  • 1 circle or workshop bi-weekly

  • 1 circle or workshop per month


Cost: $550 per circle or workshop

It is recommended to experience the entire series, however, each circle or workshop can work as a standalone program