The first ever BCH Retreat was hosted virtually on Sutra.co, June 3-5, 2022.
Discord now serves as the core (PRIVATE) membership space for our Black/African Diasporic Family to join us as we continue gathering for monthly creative co-working, as well as planning future retreats!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our Discord/Core Space is currently pausing on adding new members to the space for a few months. We are taking a cue from Nature at this time to focus on nurturing our community after the boom of growth we've had over the summer (plus Natasha goes on Maternity Leave in late October/early November and they're the one who usually manages the intake of new members :-)
We'll continue having our Social Hours and Co-Works (they just won't be publicly promoted). So, as long as you were admitted to our Discord space by 9/30, you'll continue to receive email and Discord updates on internal (Private) events!
Folks interested in joining us for events after 9/30, please stay tuned to our general mailing list, Patreon & Eventbrite for public opportunities until the private space opens up again in the new year!
A few important things:
Why are most of our spaces Black Only? We envision Black Creative Healing as being like a "house": our retreats and Black-only spaces are like bedrooms, parts of the house that are privately tailored just for the folks who live in the Black experience, to heal in ways that are unique to us and our needs. Other "rooms" of the house are more informal, like our Patreon space, and don't require as much tailored support to participate in.
Just like any house, we have security measures to help us ensure the care and safety of everyone inside. The survey connected to our Black-only registration spaces is one such care & safety measure. Inside those spaces you'll find more, including a handbook that is reflexively co-constructed for how we treat each other, and other documents and policies to ensure our spaces and events are safe and enjoyable for all! In the Patreon space, your dollar is the security measure :-)
We also ask that people consider their motivations for entering our more intimate spaces before doing so. That's the reason for some of the additional questions in our registration surveys. If you are looking for a place to dive deep into your own healing process in community with others, these may be the spaces for you! If you're just looking to network and self-promote, ours will not be your kind of spaces.
Thank you for doing your part to help us center our safety and care in community!
Click HERE to access our Eventbrite page
*REMINDER: September will be the last month of us using the Public Eventbrite for the Social Hour and Creative Co-Works. We'll still be having those events, we'll just be taking a short pause on adding new members to the Discord/Core space for a few months. We'll continue using the Public Eventbrite for events like our CareCrafts, until we open up again in the new year!