PeoplesHub Strategy Clinic – Connect online as an individual
Community Care Clinic for Parents, Families, Caregivers
Prioritizing Black, Indigenous, PoC, LGBTQIA folks- this is a space for parents, caregivers, and families to get together to share experiences, resources, and questions in an effort to support each other during this unique moment in history. This six-part clinic space will hold space for full family engagement, as well as specific parent-to-parent support on topics that are generated by the group.
We encourage you to attend all of the clinic spaces, however feel free to drop in and out.
Session one: Family togetherness stories, resources
Session two: Parent-to-Parent: Resources around family mental health
Session three: Family togetherness stories, resources
Session four: Parent-to-Parent: Resources around family separation, due to essential work, immigration, incarceration
Session five: Family togetherness stories, resources
Session six: Harvesting. Lessons that we are harvesting from this moment and want to carry forward.
Janvieve Williams Comrie
Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward
Length and Type:
90 minutes per session
Connect as an individual
June 23rd, June 30th, July 7th, July 14th, July 21st, and July 28th
From 12-1:30pm PDT/ 2-3:30pm CDT/ 3-4:30pm EDT
This Clinic is ideal for:
Families and caregivers with children.
Participants will leave with:
- A deeper understanding of how the current social, political and cultural climate impacts individual and collective dynamics within each family.
- Reciprocated support between parenting people on specific challenges they face.
- Increased knowledge about different families and their realities during this moment in history.
- Strengthened skills on how to introduce and/or further decolonize learning.
What do you do to prepare?
Please choose a location with a strong internet connection, where you are able to share and listen comfortably. You’ll need a laptop or desktop computer, with video and headphones.
Free or by donation. Donations support us to offer more of these kinds of offerings. Our offerings are typically sliding scale from $20-$50.
Ready to sign up?
Detroit-based artist/community advocate Halima Cassells occupies a myriad of roles that are unified by a devotion to fostering community inter-connectivity. In practice she designs spaces for authentic engagement and collaborative artistic expression, as well as projects that engender new economy practices. She works as an independent artist and assumes roles at Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition, O.N.E. Mile project, Incite Focus Fab Lab, the Center for Community Based Enterprise, and the Free Market of Detroit.
Janvieve Williams Comrie
Janvieve Williams Comrie is a Black and Latina human rights strategist, trainer and organizer with a deep commitment to assist in the building of powerful social movements for racial justice and human rights. She has worked in a variety of fields and for several human rights institutions, including the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights Regional Office Central America, where she coordinated a regional program on race and racism. Janvieve is internationally recognized for her work with Afrodescendent communities.
Janvieve sits on the Board of Directors of Praxis Project, and on the Regional Advisory Committee for Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR). She has recently been awarded a Soros Equality Fellowship (2018-2020). She is mother to two amazing children and lives in the Bronx New York with her life partner.
Marcia Lee seeks to create a more just and compassionate world through individual and collective healing justice. She is a co-founder of Taproot Sanctuary, an intentional community in Detroit that strives to live in right relationship with the earth and our neighbors. She is a restorative justice/peacemaking circle keeper and trainer; facilitates Circles of Trust(c) through the Center for Courage and Renewal; teaches tai chi; leads workshops on healing, anti-racism, and strategic planning; and is a core member of Healing by Choice, a women of color healing collective. Marcia worked with the Franciscans for Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation and co-founded the Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center. She loves to laugh, craft interesting/useful questions, and make Appalachian brooms.
Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward
Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward serves on the faculty at Starr King School for the Ministry at the Graduate Theological Union, where she helped launch the school’s Master of Arts in Social Change program, a first of its kind. Her graduate studies focused on personal sustainability and mental health for spiritual leaders. She has spent the last decade teaching and training online on topics including community organizing, secular/religious coalition building, organizational leadership and management, ministry, and more. Betty Jeanne’s work leadership spans the non-profit, educational, religious, philanthropic, and socially responsible business sectors, where she drives spiritually-rooted change through capacity building and by developing effective, sustainable leaders of all ages. Betty Jeanne leads support groups all over the world for parents and other caregivers, particularly related to mental health, spirituality, and for multilingual/multicultural families. She finds joy in singing in the Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir at Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village of New York City.