Begun in Washington, DC, The National Week of Healing brings together community members, youth, grassroots organizations, and policymakers to heal from root issues that have plagued our nation for generations. Through healing circles, meditation and yoga practice, self-care, safe spaces, and deep community discussions, we aim to activate stronger networks and community resilience.
By forging relationships and collectively thinking about the root issues that have plagued our nation, participants can collectively brainstorm solutions and develop a shared vision for a more inclusive and equitable society.
This collective effort seeks to empower communities, work toward long-lasting change, and build a more resilient society capable of overcoming challenges and healing from the wounds of the past and present.
It is critical that we collaborate in each space without duplicating our requests for scarce community resources. We encourage organizers in every city to come together and share a central location for each event.
Topics & Locations
The National Week of Healing brings intentionality to addressing the need for healing in specific work. Our community-selected topics for Summer 2023 are below.
Healing Black Women’s Health
At Peace Fellowship
1027 45th Street NE
Healing from Illiteracy
2498 Alabama Ave SE
Healing from Grief
901 New Jersey Ave NW
Healing from Homelessness
603 Addison Rd S, Capitol Heights, MD
Healing from Gun Violence
700 Building (The Rec)
Healing Through Poetry
Zoom: 854 5841
Healing from Police Brutality and Incarceration, with a focus on racism and discrimination
Location: Martha’s Table
2375 Evans Road SE
For more information, call: 202-246-7621
Celebration: Heal Moe Concert
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Marion Barry Ave SE
For more information:
Celebration: Healing from Gun Violence
Zoom: 816 4900 8292
Want to join the planning?
Join us Wednesdays from 7-8pm EST for our Zoom planning sessions
Generational trauma is the transference of traumatic experiences or stressors from one generation to the next.
Secondary Traumatic Stress
Otherwise known as compassion fatigue, second-hand PTSD, and secondary traumatic stress disorder, secondary trauma refers to a form of distress or trauma that’s experienced indirectly by hearing details of or witnessing the aftermath of a traumatic experience by another person.
Community trauma, also referred to as collective trauma, is defined as an aggregate of trauma experienced by community members or an event that impacts a few people but has structural and social traumatic consequences.
Let's build a healing movement, starting with a community moment.