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Wisdom Circle: Mothers of Black Children

  • Banneker Center 930 West 7th Street Bloomington, IN, 47404 United States (map)

Wisdom Circle: Mothers of Black Children
9/19 at 12:00-1:00

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Recently in the news we have seen many stories about Black youth and some of the challenges that they face. Often times, mothers are left in precarious situation raising our Black children. It is true we all navigate different spaces as mothers. Some of us are working, some stay at home, some are married, some are single, some are divorced, some are in blended families/bi-racial families, some of us are young mothers, others older mothers, and even first time mothers. We have a wealth and range of experiences, and it’s important that we have opportunities to share. Although we have a wealth of experience, what we all have in common is love for our children and that raising a Black child in today’s society might mean that we have to equip our kids to overcome challenges and understand their beauty and worth in a society that sometimes labels or misunderstands them. This Wisdom Circle is an opportunity for mothers of Black children to create a support system and get a variety of perspectives from other mothers in the community. A few of the elders involved include Valeri Haughton and Wanda Hosea. One hope of this group is to create more opportunities to build community among families in the Bloomington community. 

 

For more information, contact Stephanie Power-Carter (stecarte@indiana.edu). For more on Wisdom Circles, see https://bloomington.in.gov/media/media/application/msword/24330.doc