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
  • create a culture of care at their organizations
  • develop a practice of community care in service of our collective liberation

This series is for Black folks in leadership 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!

This learning experience expands on the work from the past six cohorts of Self-Care for Black Women in Leadership. The full series 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
  • one in-person community-building event to be held in the Bay Area, California

Make the most of your learning by registering for all events, OR only register for the session(s) that align with 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 with each other.




Over the course of this learning series, you will…

  • 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, and systemic barriers that stand in the way of rest and what to do about them
  • Reflect on the functionality 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.






July 31, 2024 (5 - 7 pm Pacific) | Oakland, CA (specific location TBD)

SESSION 1 >> My Mama Said Rest Is Liberation – Self-Care for the Individual

Aug 21, 2024 (9:30am - 1pm Pacific) **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.

SESSION 2 >> Bringing Humanity into Human Resources – Self-Care at the Organizational Level

Sept 11, 2024 (9:30am - 1pm Pacific) **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.

SESSION 3 >> Lovin' the Crew: How to Build and Affirm Aligned Community as Part of Your Self-Care Practice – Community Care

Sept 25, 2024 (9:30am - 1pm Pacific) **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.

SESSION 4 >> Panel Discussion

Oct 3, 2024 - (9:30am - 11:30am Pacific) **Online**

Panel speakers and topic TBD.



How to Sign Up >>


If you don’t already have one, create a CompassPoint account here. You are required to have an account in order to sign up for one or more sessions of this series. IMPORTANT: You will need to sign up for each session separately. For example, if you wish to attend Sessions 1 and 2 only, please click on the sign-up links below for Sessions 1 and 2 respectively, adding both to your cart to purchase and selecting the $237.50 option for each ($475 total for 2 sessions). Please also note that we have limited Solidarity Fee spots and they are first come, first served! 

Click the following links to add them to your cart:


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

Select the appropriate fee from the scale during checkout:
$250 for one session, $475 for two sessions ($237.50 each session), and $675 for three sessions ($225 each session). If you are purchasing multiple sessions, please select the same fee on the scale for each session!

Solidarity Fee pricing is $25 for one session and $15 each for two or three sessions. **Solidarity Fee pricing is limited to 3 uses and is first come, first serve**

We trust folks to pay for the amount of sessions you will attend.  


Registration price, regardless of how many sessions you register for, will include access to the mixer as well as the panel discussion. Once you've registered,  we'll follow up with a confirmation email. 

If you have questions about registering, please contact If you have any questions about the Self-Care Series, please contact Simone at  

**Please note that registration for this learning series is subject to our cancellation and refund policy!**

We can only issue a full refund if you cancel (at least) ten business days before the session starts. We can provide a 50% refund if you cancel 7-9 business days before the date of your session. We can’t provide refunds if you cancel within six business days or less of the date of your session. If you need to cancel your registration, please contact

The sessions in this series are non-transferable! Unfortunately, we cannot transfer this registration to another training at CompassPoint.



Jasmine Hall
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Co-Facilitator | Content Designer

spring opara
Co-Facilitator | Content Designer

Simone Thelemaque
Co-Facilitator | Content Designer

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.