This is an especially challenging time, with issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, police brutality, climate issues, the political landscape, economic stress, and more threatening well-being.
Here at the Center for the Advancement of Well Being (CWB), we want to remind you that you matter. Your well-being is important. We recognize that communities of color have additional stressors that threaten your well-being. In collaboration with several other on campus departments, CWB is helping to launch a new workshop series specifically geared toward meeting the needs of our students of color.
Well-Being for the People workshops are dedicated to making well-being and mental health topics truly inclusive and accessible for all Mason students. This series will center the Black community and other communities of color by elevating your voices and leadership to promote health and healing. Our goal is to help all our students of color feel a greater sense of belonging on campus by addressing the unique challenges you face and giving you as much support as we can.
The workshop series will offer tools for self-care to help you manage stress, deal with emotional burdens, strengthen your resilience, and grow hopeful and energized. The series is a community-based experience where you will have opportunities to connect with others about your shared experiences, learning from one another in a supportive environment.
Student Engagement for Racial Justice and The Center for Advancement for Well-Being have teamed up to bring you the first program of our series Well-Being for the People: a virtual Roundtable Discussion on Wednesday, October 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The roundtable will feature Dr. Rheeda Walker, author of The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health, and hip-hop artist, Benny Starr. Participants will be able to discuss the reading as well as ask the distinguished guests questions and reflect on their experience in the book club.
Please check this page regularly for more upcoming events to be posted.