See you at the Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference: Health Justice! April 26th at the Philadelphi

The Womanist Working Collective will be presenting our workshop on 'A Life Worth Living: A Non-comprehensive Guide on Building community rooted in Womanism'

If you want to have a life that is worth living, a life that expresses your deepest feelings and emotions and cares and dreams, you have to fight for it.” -Alice Walker

Black women and femmes often know exactly what it is we need, yet we are rarely asked or listened to due to racism, sexism, classism, colonialism, cissexism, heterosexism, ableism and a variety other factors informed by various systems of oppression which hinder our self-determination and Quality of Life. The convergence of these products of supremacy and domination lead to social determinants such as our disproportionate mental and physical health disparities, gentrification/displacement, sex trafficking, barriers to reporting domestic violence and sexual assault, police brutalities, murders, workplace exploitation and more. We need to build informed, participatory and grassroots community solutions to the issues Black women and femmes are facing in our neighborhoods, led by us and for us. This workshop will introduce participants to community-based organizing strategies to address the Quality of Life concerns we face in order to leverage our power and replenish our spirit.Contrary to what the name suggests, Womanism praxis can be activated by persons of every gender or no-gender at all.


  • Participants will learn how to build a values-based community support network

  • Participants will learn about centering their Quality of Life as a liberatory practice

  • Participants will learn about how Womanism has always been present in their everyday lives

Register for the conference here:

About the conference:

Join us as we bring together the creators of the Philadelphia Health Justice Summit and Faith and Spiritual Affairs as we creatively build a movement for health justice in Philadelphia, highlighting the intersections of mental, physical, spiritual, and community health. This event is co-hosted by the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. To learn more, visit Dress comfortably as there will be an opportunity to participate in activities like yoga, line dancing and other joyful movements throughout the day. A meditation room will be available on site. This event is a brought to you by a partnership between the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

CEU'S and registration provided by Behavioral Health Training And Education Network

Mental Health Professionals: CEU The Behavioral Health Training and Education Network is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, BHTEN offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.BHTEN is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program. Social Workers: National Association of Black Social Workers This conference is co-sponsored by the National Association of Black Social Workers, Philadelphia Chapter, a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for Social Workers under section 47.63 by the state board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. NABSW will award a maximum of 5.75 approved hours of Education for this training PA CERTIFIED ALCOHOL & DRUG COUNSELOR; PCB: 6.0 PCB Credits approved by the PA Certification Board. Behavioral Health Training and Education Network (BHTEN) will award a maximum of 5.75 PCB Approved hours of Education for this training. BHTEN is certified by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Provider #610

For more information please contact the event organizers Mary L Harper and Pilar Ocampo.