2 Hours A Week

EDUCATE & ACT is a series of events aimed at empowering all of us to be better informed citizens and activists, with stronger voices and greater stamina.

Co-hosted by Hunter Artist Action Group (HAAG) of Hunter MFA and 2 Hours a Week.

This program is made possible by the generosity of our peers and colleagues, who are donating their time, knowledge, and skills to help us together build a strong and aware community of support and resistance.

March 18,

Emotional Emancipation Circle


Black people and people of color have been burdened by the lie of our inferiority for far too long. It is well past time for us to free ourselves.

EE Circles℠ are evidence-informed, psychologically sound and culturally grounded support groups designed to help Black people - and all people of color with common experiences of systemic racism - heal from and overturn the root causes of the devaluing of our lives. We will focus on the underlying principles of emotional emancipation aimed at improving conditions in Black communities, as well how EE Circles can be used to help promote personal and community healing and transformation.

Emotional Emancipation is what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called “psychological freedom” for Black people. It is about “emancipating ourselves from mental slavery,” as Marcus Garvey described it. It includes: complete freedom from the lie of Black inferiority; freedom from any and all toxic ideas about the inferiority of Black lives, Black intellect, Black culture, Black values, Black hair, Black skin and other Black physical features, and Black people, in general; freedom to see ourselves as the beautiful, lovable, intelligent, capable, and worthy people we are; freedom to see ourselves beyond the negative stereotypes that have burdened and limited us for centuries; freedom from the poisonous idea that Black people are less than human; freedom to see ourselves in a whole new, positive, light. Emotional emancipation is about reclaiming our human dignity as people of African ancestry.

Emotional Emancipation Circles℠ were originated by Community Healing Network, Inc., (CHN), and are the product of a collaboration between CHN and the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), and part of the larger global grassroots movement for emotional emancipation being spearheaded by CHN.

EE Circle℠ workshops and trainings are “within-group” gatherings designed to equip members of the Black community to establish and maintain Emotional Emancipation Circles. The workshops and trainings focus on the underlying principles of emotional emancipation that should inform any effort aimed at improving conditions in Black communities and the specifics of Emotional Emancipation Circles, and how they can be used to help promote personal and community healing and transformation.

*PLEASE NOTE: Emotional Emancipation Circles, EE Circles, EECs and related copyrights, marks and logos are copyrights and service marks owned exclusively by Community Healing Network, Inc., and are used with its permission. Local EEC trainers, facilitators, hosts, organizers, and others in similar roles are independent and are not employees, agents, partners, or corporate af iliates of Community Healing Network or The Association of Black Psychologists. Emotional Emancipation Circles are psycho­educational and are not intended to be­­nor should they be treated as­­a substitute for professional counseling, advice, or therapy. Participants are urged to seek the help of qualified mental health professionals, if and when it should become necessary.

Please email cpeecircle@gmail.com for more information. Donations suggestion! Not required!

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2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013

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