Local organization to help community focus on healing with Black Healing Summit event

January 31, 2023 /

On February 4, Community Interventions will be hosting a Black Healing Summit. This one-day event will focus on healing from community violence, incarceration, mental wellness, and anti-blackness experiences the community faces today.

“Community Interventions is excited to create a safe and positive space to intentionally focus on the Healing of the Black community in the Central Valley,” stated Ucedrah Osby, Community Interventions Founder and Executive Director. “Our healing journey is vital to increasing the quality of our lives. See you there!

The Black Healing Summit seeks to address various ways that black communities are impacted by systemic violence. The summit’s mission is to confront social justice, issues of mass incarceration, health, racial, economic, education, and housing inequities through uplifting the voices of impacted communities. 

The summit will offer interactive programming that encourages attendees to explore self-care and healing methods along with panel discussions that will focus on topics about community violence, incarceration, mental wellness, and anti-blackness. 

These align with Community Intervention’s vision to create, nurture, and sustain equity for the marginalized and most vulnerable individuals in the Central Valley. Additionally, there will be a marketplace with local vendors and African dancers to help the exploration of strength, resilience, and healing power. 

“The Black Healing Summit is an opportunity for us all — individuals, families, and organizations — to come together as a community committed to restoring our minds, bodies, and spirits,” Community Interventions stated in a press release. “This summit is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, please call (661) 404-2356.”

The event will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 1900 Baker Street, Bakersfield, CA, 93305. 

Community Interventions emerged with a desire to inspire and support the community and to make actions speak louder than words. Through grassroots organizing, civic engagement, community cultivation, and peer-to-peer mentoring, Community Interventions is driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support.

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