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Sis, You Ok?

  • About This Program

    Self-care is the best care. Rooted in the resilience and power of our ancestors, the SisterCARE Alliance emerged out of a pursuit to reinforce the strong survival-based connection made between women with a more formalized and supportive network. This act of coming together in an organized and strategic fashion to care for ourselves and our community is intentional.

    The mission of the Sis, You Ok? National Tour provides an interactive experience of the strategic self-care program focusing on Black women's wellness with support and educational strategies on how to identify and address their needs.

    Join us at the Gantt to participate in this interactive community wellness education experience, designed to be mentally nourishing for all who attend.

    Program Schedule

    2 pm - 2:30 pm

    • SisterCARE Alliance Founders lecture
    • Purpose of SisterCARE Alliance and event
    • Review agenda for this self-care experience
    • Learn how to access self-care support on a regular basis
    • Learn how to practice self-care as a form of social justice and social justice as a form of self-care

    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    • Take poll to spark dialogue
    • Workshop: How to answer, "What do I need?"

    3 pm - 4 pm

    • Somatic processing: How to channel the emotions from this event?
    • Conclusion: Share local mental health resources and review how to connect with other self-care buddies locally

    This program is presented in partnership with Blumenthal Performing Arts.

  • About The Facilitators

    Jasmine (Jaz) C. Hines, MSOD, 200hr E-RYT, YACEP, is a queer cultural organizer devoted to learning and self-actualization by studying and integrating practices from yoga. Her reliance and commitment to deep listening to spirit and being gifted with many earthly ancestors in training, led her to co-author a proclamation to the City of Charlotte declaring December 4th Self-Care Day in 2016. In 2017, Jasmine created The Inspower Agency, a for-profit social enterprise consultancy and Amplify and Activate, an interactive, inquiry based, learning community practicing yoga as a form of self-care and social justice. Jasmine’s form of artistry is curating education experiences and environments that support people to explore connections between the mind, body, and inner wisdom together in community. Jasmine holds degrees in Psychology, Education, Spanish, Organization Development and Coaching from UCLA and Queens University of Charlotte.

    Anana Johari Harris Parris is the founder and CEO of the <a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" "="" target="_blank">Self Care Agency, LLC where she operates as the lead Strategic Business & Self Care Consultant Program Designer as well as the founder of the SisterCARE Alliance. Parris also is the co-founder and Managing Partner of the Wellness & Justice Group, LLC. To further the promotion of self-care as a strategic form of social justice, Parris authored the book, Self Care Matters: A Revolutionary's Approach. Her book has launched several self-care support groups and its Strategic Self Care Training Program has been approved for training with the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as adopted as a required training text for many programs addressing human trafficking, domestic violence and trauma survivor programs. Parris was named the Women of Color Initiative’s Strategic Self Care Curriculum Design Consultant.

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