The book club is primarily focused on reading and discussing literature that raises the consciousness and increases the cross-racial skills of clinical, counselling, education and forensic psychologists with the intention of identifying and addresssing racism (individual and systemic) in our selves and in our professional and personal communities. This group is a place for personal and professional explorations and by sharing our reactions to the literature, our individual perspectives and experiences we use each other to learn and grow.
This is a monthly experiential space running for 6 sessions. Each session we will focus on a different poet and just one of their poems . All sessions will be held using a group analytic frame: the group will listen to a reading of the poem and we will then make associations and connections to our present day contexts.
To keep the space safe (enough) and allow people to take emotional risks I am inviting people to commit to attending all of the six sessions. That way the group can learn and grow together. (This also means no refunds for missed sessions-as you are paying for your space in the group).
The poets and poems to be explored each session include:
1. Suhaiymah Manzoor-Kahn, ” THIS IS NOT A HUMANIZING POEM“ : Saturday 26th Sept. 2020
2. Audre Lourde, ” A Litany for Survival“: Saturday 31st Oct. 2020
3. Warsan Shire,”Home”: Saturday 28th Nov. 2020
4. Momtaza Mehri, “Summer Night Spent Cosplaying Ashanti & Ja Rule Or Something Else Resembling Happiness” : Saturday 30th Jan. 2021
5.Maya Angelou:,”Caged Bird”: Saturday 27th Feb . 2021
6. Staceyann Chin, “Racism”: Saturday 27th March. 2021
VENUE: Zoom Meeting Room
START DATE: Monday 26th September 2020
TIME: 10 am - 11:30 am
COST: £7.50 per session or £45 for all six
Focus is to support development of reflective skills and also provide emotional support on the journey in exploring antiracism.
If you would like to join the mailing list regarding the group please contact me at: [email protected]
Contact Dr Libby Nugent for more information; twitter: @becomingethical; email: [email protected]; telephone: 07990546964.