Self-Care for Black Folks Series

Self-Care for Black Folks Series


You're invited to join a learning series for Black folks looking to build knowledge, practices, and skills around self-care, creating a culture of care at your organization, and developing a stance of community care in service of our collective liberation.

This series is for leaders at every level, as self-care is an essential part of social justice work. Navigating and dismantling white supremacy at the interpersonal, organizational, and structural levels requires rigorous joy, replenishment, connection, and community building!


  • If you are interested in building daily self-care practices, drawn from ancestral wisdom, join us!
  • If you are interested in building a culture of self-care at your organization, join us! 
  • If you are interested in building a stance of community care and mutual aid with your collaborators and community, join us! 

This new learning experience expands on work from the past six cohorts of Self-Care for Black Women in Leadership, however, this learning series is open to participants of all genders!

It includes three online workshops (focused on individual self-care, self-care within an organizational context, and the importance of community care and mutual aid), one online panel discussion, and one in-person community-building event to be held in the Bay Area, California. 

Make the most of your learning by joining all events, or just join the ones that match your time, energy, and interest.

We'll make space for truth-telling and personal stories, explore personal and organizational barriers to rest and self-care (and what to do about them!), dialogue about the importance of community care and mutual aid in Black liberation, learn from practitioners of different self-care modalities, and build community.  


Over the course of this learning series you'll: 

  • Develop an understanding of why self-care is a radical act of liberation
  • Explore what it means for Black folks to build and reclaim power through rest
  • Delve deeper into personal, organizational, systemic barries that stand in the way of rest and what to do about it
  • Reflect on the importance of community in building collective care
  • Walk away with daily practices and frameworks for self-care
  • Explore different modalities for rest and self-care

    ... and more! 

Please come ready to engage, discuss, connect, learn, and practice! These community spaces will come alive with your full participation. 



"My Mamma Said Rest Is Liberation
"- [Self-Care for Individual] 
June 30 - (9:30am - 1:30pm PT) - Online
This workshop will give participants an opportunity to speak their truth about resting, delve into the root causes of “busyness,” and engage in African ancestral practices that can support their daily self-care, which are key elements to our collective liberation.

"Bringing Humanity into Human Resources" -
[Self-Care at the Organizational Level]
July 20 - (9:30am - 1:30pm PT) - Online
This workshop will explore systems and practices that promote a culture of self- and community care in our organizations. We will identify ways anti-Blackness exists in the workplace, name its impact on our work and lives, and explore equitable solutions. We'll share learnings and practices from CompassPoint's own Internal Resilience Team. We’ll also spend some time developing practices and sharing resources to enhance our personal self-care toolkit for the workplace.

August 3 - (4 - 6pm PT) - Location to be determined! 

"Loving the Crew: How to Build and Affirm Aligned Community as Part of Your Self-Care Practice" - [Community Care]
August 18 - (9:30am - 1:30pm PT) - Online
If you're interested in developing and strengthening your community as a means of self-care, this workshop is for you! During the session, we'll delve into various community-building techniques and discuss the challenges and opportunities involved in finding people who share your values. We'll work together to develop actionable practices that can help bring this vision to life. If you're seeking to create supportive and joyful environments of mutual aid with like-minded individuals, then this workshop is well-suited for you.

Panel Discussion 

August 31 - (10am - 12 noon PT) - Online
Panel speakers and topic to be determined. 


How to Sign Up

1. Make sure to read the cancellation / refund / transfers policy > 

2. Click here to add the series to your cart >

The page will refresh and you'll be prompted to check out. 

We trust folks to contribute what they can based on their individual and/or org budgets! 

If your personal or organizational budget allows you to, please pay the full fee so we can keep registration accessible for leaders and organizations who may not be in the same position. 

Select a fee from the sliding scale during checkout: 

  • $750
  • $500
  • $250
  • $0 (Solidarity Fee - sold out)

Registration price is based on the whole series! Once you've registered, we'll follow up with invites to individual sessions and you can choose to join whichever sessions match your time, interest, and energy. 

For questions about regisration, email



Jasmine Hall
Co-Facilitator | Content Designer

spring opara
Co-Facilitator | Content Designer

Simone Thelemaque
Participant Experience

With gratitude to Tarita Gans Thomas and Dr. Jei Watkins for their co-facilitation and co-design of the initial three cohorts of this program.