Black Healing Fund
...Because the scars of anti-blackness, a.k.a racism, are centuries old, real, lifelong, and often deadly... A few heart-stopping words were enough for me to know things had (have) to change. I had to do more. To my kids, I am dad, an accomplished professional, a very educated man who's often referred to as Doctor. To some in America, I am just another Black man, a less than, a target. The events of the last couple of weeks have only amplified what we already knew about being Black in America. Hearing a dying grown man calling for his mom, and seeing no one come to his help upset my Black boys a great deal. So much so that the next morning, as I prepared to go do my usual jog, my youngest walked toward me and said "can I kiss you?" It sounded innocent and simple, until he followed this up with "daddy please don't die?" Right there and then I realized that in the same way I and countless other Black people in this country have been scared for life by systemic anti-blackness, my sons had been impacted by these senseless killings and the same system that's allowed them to go on with impunity. As I proceeded to doing my jog, I spent the entire time thinking about what else I could do to help heal, not only my kids and wife who continue to pray everytime I take a walk around the block, but the many Black and Brown families that continue to be scared by anti-blackness. Thus was born the idea to create a funding source that will focus specifically on supporting individuals and organizations working to provide trauma Informed services to Black and Brown communities. Hence the BLACK HEALING FUND . Please join me, make a small contribution and help us establish a much needed funding source to support the healing of our communities. Thank you! HOW WILL THIS FUND BE USED? 1. We intend to provide grants to organizations and individuals working to provide trauma informed services to Black and Brown communities. Often, these individuals and organizations don't have the larger network connections to raise much needed funding. 2. We intend to contract with Black and Brown professionals (psychologists and trainers) to provide trauma informed trainings and healing sessions/circles to our communities.
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