Yellow House Presents FOR BLACK STUDENTS: SO LONG 2020, BRING ON 2021

Date
Thursday January 14, 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location
Zoom

Yellow House Presents

FOR BLACK STUDENTS: SO LONG 2020, BRING ON 2021

Kick-off your year with tools that will guide you to tackle your challenges, reflect, build resilience and community

CALLING OUT TO BLACK QUEEN'S STUDENTS
Yellow House and Residence Life invite students who identify as Black to register for a four-part series dedicated to Black mental health with E.L. Adams II, Clinical and Educational Psychologist, to develop a 2021 wellbeing plan tailored to your life experience, history and goals.

There are a lot of question marks surrounding 2021: when will lockdowns end? When will vaccines become available? When can we meet in person again safely? When will anti-racist policies mirror the realities of current-day systemic racism? While we can’t control answers to these questions, we have control over how we navigate the uncertainty. With the right wellness tools, we can move forward feeling empowered while tackling the instability.

2020 brought higher rates of COVID-19 cases, job loss, and after the murder of George Floyd, a full-blown civil rights movement with an increased number of non-Black people engaged in discussions about Black identity and experiences of Black students across North America. This added significant emotional labour to the Black community to answer questions about systemic racism and microaggressions. This movement emphasized the resilience of Black communities as people came together for peaceful protest, launched a variety of social and political initiatives and showed up for each other despite many barriers. Let’s celebrate this strength as we move into 2021. Let’s promote a sense of wellbeing that celebrates you, your unique experiences, goals and realities as a Black student.

These sessions are intended to provide a safe space for real and necessary conversations surrounding black mental health, specifically:

  • community building for friendship, joy
  • wellbeing accountability partners
  • strategies to manage challenges and stress that surface from experiences with racism
  • building resilience tactics into your daily life for those engaged in social advocacy work
  • space to reflect on experiences of racialization and opportunities to uplift one another

Although it is recommended, you do not need to attend all four sessions to register. The hope is that we have some familiar faces along the way to build community through these sessions.

To register

Email yellowhouse@queensu.ca. Please note there is a limit of 15 students per session and these sessions will not be recorded.

Session #1: Thursday, January 14, 4:30pm-6:00pm
“Roll call” conversation: Participants will engage in an open discussion on barriers you’re facing to holistic wellbeing, and what dreams you have for 2021.

This information will be used to curate the three following sessions listed below.

SESSION #2
Thursday February 4th
4:30pm-6:00pm

SESSION # 3
Thursday, March 4th
4:30pm-6:00pm


SESSION #4
Thursday, April 1
4:20-6:00pm