Weekly Plenaries + Healing Circles

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Definition: Plenary - (of a meeting) to be attended by all participants at a conference or assembly, who otherwise meet in smaller groups.


If nothing else, the disparate impact of COVID-19 and the continued violence against Black and Brown folx reinforces the need for us to listen and be in community with one another. With everything going on right now, it can be especially challenging to find moments for stillness, for reflection and restoration. INW is therefore convening Weekly Plenaries as recurring discussion opportunities for anyone and everyone committed to exploring:

  • How to use IDEAS as a framework to anchor our responses to the challenges and opportunities ahead

  • Ways to mobilize in solidarity with those disproportionately affected

  • Self-care practices for ourselves and others to combat burn-out, fear, anxiety, and overwhelm

  • How we can combat systems of oppression such as racism, xenophobia, transphobia, homophobia, and ableism, amongst other forms of intolerance and discrimination, in our workplaces - and beyond

Our Healing Circles are specially curated spaces requested by many in the community, and led by our very own Ymani Hawkins (DEEP-ish) and Desi Carson (PsychoHairapy/INW), we're extremely excited to bring you a much-anticipated space that is specifically designed for healing, community, grounding, creative expression, and self-care.

Register below!

  • Healing Circle - September 28th, 2021
    Sep 28, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
    Extrapolating from Native American, First Nations, and indigenous practices, healing circles promote healthy relationships, foster open communication, and celebrate unity.
  • Weekly Plenary - October 6th, 2021
    Oct 06, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Join us for our Weekly Plenaries where we explore how to use IDEAS as a framework for change, mobilizing in solidarity with others, maintaining self-care, and addressing systems of oppression.
  • INW Fireside Chat: The Inner Workings of INW
    Oct 12, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    You've asked about how we're redefining professionalism - and now here's the space to get all the answers! Come hear about how we are pushing the boundaries of what work feels and sounds like!