THERAPISTS & COUNSELORS
The Icarus Project is a support network and education project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We advance social justice by fostering mutual aid practices that reconnect healing and collective liberation. We transform ourselves through transforming the world around us.
- Icarus Project Crisis Toolkit: This page offers an assortment of resources that may provide perspective, comfort, and/or tools that could be of assistance to people experiencing various sorts of tough times.
- Webinar on Street Therapy, Emotional Resistance in Action: https://vimeo.com/210641613
The following documents were created in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the Baltimore Uprising. Our intention is to assist communities who are rising up and fighting back against anti-Black state and state-sanctioned violence to care for themselves, move through grief, heal from trauma, and attend to their emotional and physical safety in protest spaces.
Black Lives Matter Healing Justice Toolkit http://blacklivesmatter.com/resource/healing-justice-toolkit/
- Emotional and physical safety at protests - Black Lives Matter: https://justhealing.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/emotional-physical-safety-in-protests-blm.pdf
- Guide to creating healing space (for before, during or after action): https://justhealing.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/healing-justice-practice-spaces-a-how-to-guide-with-links.pdf
Resources for When White Supremacist Hate Groups Come to Your Town
Created by the People's Supper in reaction to the events in Charlottesville, VA., this guidebook provides tools and tips to support folks' need to gather and provide collective care in a time of crisis caused by violence.
Compiled resources for communities to use when coming together in the wake of the violent and hateful events such as the events in Charlottesville, VA. It includes helplines, articles, organizations, and even Spotify playlists.
A GUIDE FOR MOVEMENT CHAPLAINS: SPIRITUAL & EMOTIONAL CARE DURING COUNTER-ACTIONS TO WHITE SUPREMACIST HATE RALLIES
We're excited to announce the release t of A Guide for Movement Chaplains: Spiritual and Emotional Care During Counteractions to White Supremacist Rallies. The background for the guide comes from our grassroots work this fall. In October, our Faith Engagement Fellow Margaret Ernst helped organize a group of Movement Chaplains to provide pastoral care during counteractions to the White Lives Matter rally in Shelbyville, TN. The chaplains worked side by side with local organizers to ensure that those who showed up to bravely resist the Neo-Nazis' message at counteractions and a community picnic, were cared for and safe.
After receiving feedback that their presence made a significant difference on the ground, Margaret and Rev. Lindsey Krinks have made available the training guide they used to prepare the chaplaincy team. The result is this guide, designed with love by our friend Heather Abbott.