We entered 2016 knowing that we were to continue to disrupt the race narrative and send a dismantling ripple effect to expose the racial legacy of lies and injustice. Without knowing exactly how we would do this, we aligned with the disruption!
2016 seems to have been the year to shape and catapult us into who we are becoming. 2016 invited us into spaces where families gathered — homes, retreats, churches, schools — where moms and grandmothers were asking “how do we raise our children to do better than we did?” — where caring folks wanted to address race, but didn’t know quite how to do it well — where people wanted understanding — where the sincere concern was for the children.
In these spaces, we were able to foster liberation and healing for those who wanted to move forward with a renewed mind. Here are a few highlights!
The Annual Montreat Family Retreat by First Presbyterian Church of Lincolnton, NC
Moms’ field trip
Pioneer Springs Community School (CLT) Holistic Tea/Discussion. Mom’s don’t want to be told not to talk about race. Turns out, they want to empower children to be conscious, caring and courageous.
A traditionally White Southern Baptist church and an AME Zion church came together to learn and detox.
National Nanny Training Day Conference: When children have questions about skin tone, how will you respond?
And yes, nannies want in on the conversation, as well.
Mom’s are expanding the message into their art.
To celebrate Loving Day, we decided to break a few beauty barriers.
icuTalks inaugural annual conference break-out session
Family field trip
A Professional Development session for teachers and staff at a local charter school.
Mosaic Church Charlotte ‘Stay and Play Date’ with moms and their precious littles.
Fostering self-reflection, introspection and healing as we address the lies that race/ism has told us about each other.
A collaboration with icuTalks following the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, by CMPD and subsequent protests.
The team is growing and gearing up to make more righteous noise in 2017.
2016 let us know that what we initially thought would be a casual conversation between friends, a resonating tribe vibe, is actually the righteous declaration of an identity reformation! 2016 told us that empowering the children is systemic change! 2016 sharpened us for the work of 2017 and beyond. We are looking forward to more!! You are welcome to join us. (Subscribe or email)