Sankofa Remixed: A Return Home

Today, I get to talk about We Got Soul; We Can Heal: Overcoming Racial Trauma Through Leadership, Community and Resilience in New Bern, North Carolina as part of Tryon Palace’s African American Lecture Series. Thanks to an invitation from Sharon Bryant, Director of African American Outreach, who I had a the chance to meet onContinue reading “Sankofa Remixed: A Return Home”

We Got Soul; We Can Heal: A Labor Day Reflection

Labor Day gives Black folks a day where we can celebrate our SOUL. A day, or better yet, a long weekend where we can find solace at family cookouts, HBCU football classics and community events. Labor Day also allows us to reflect on our labor and our work. Work that we know is directly tiedContinue reading “We Got Soul; We Can Heal: A Labor Day Reflection”

My Soul to Keep Dak’art OFF

Come join us as we explore some of the themes in We Got Soul; We Can Heal in the works of Artist Angela Franklin.

Celebrate Juneteenth w/My Soul to Keep

Join Us on Zoom or FB Live @DiasporicSoul Meeting ID: 298 965 5831Passcode: SOUL Moderated by Dr. Kyra T. Shahid, purpose doula, principal of Shahid Consulting, LLC and Director of the University of Michigan’s Trotter Multicultural Center, we will explore how the themes of self-care, healing and restoration are reflected in Angela’s work,including Drink FirstContinue reading “Celebrate Juneteenth w/My Soul to Keep”

My Soul to Keep|Dak’art OFF ’22

Moderator: Dr. Kyra T. Shahid Our session will be moderated by Dr. Kyra T. Shahid who is a purpose doula, educator, and leadership developer.  She helps to cultivate, preserve, recover, and birth the dreams of students and professionals whose dreams are at risk of spirit murder brought on by the presence of anti-blackness and otherContinue reading “My Soul to Keep|Dak’art OFF ’22”

Black. Dope. All Good.

Our third Black. Dope. & All Good. Communal Healing Retreat for Black Men was held on Saturday, 23 April 2022. As a Diasporic Soul Heritage and Healing Experience, the retreat integrated SOUL (culture) and contemplative practices to deepen the capacity of our participants to experience healing and restoration. Informed with the understanding that our individualContinue reading “Black. Dope. All Good.”

Restorative Yoga Winter Sessions

Building on our Black. Dope. All Good. Communal Healing Retreat for Black Men, we are deepening our capacity for healing and restoration by practicing restorative yoga with SOUL. Please bring your yoga supports, including mat, bolster, blocks, blankets and eye pillow as well as your journal and journaling supplies of your choice i.e. pen, markers, etc. IfContinue reading “Restorative Yoga Winter Sessions”

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