Colorism is the most unacknowledged and unaddressed mental health crisis in the African American and other communities of color.
Bowie, MD (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
Join Marita Golden, best-selling author of Don’t Play in the Sun: One Woman’s Journey through the Color Complex, for a groundbreaking workshop, Sisters Under the Skin: Healing the Wounds of the Color Complex, with special guest Dr. Pamela Brewer. The workshop will be held on October 26, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, and October 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, at the Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th Street N.W., in Washington, D.C. 20009.
The workshop is designed to address the national and international mental health crisis of colorism. The color complex is the belief that light skin is more attractive than dark skin; the belief that straight hair is superior to naturally curly sometimes called “nappy” hair; the belief that lighter skinned people are more intelligent, more beautiful, more valuable than people of darker hues; or conversely, the belief that only darker skinned African Americans are “real” black people. If the discussion surrounding Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas’ hair unnerved you, then you need to attend Sisters Under the Skin.
Colorism is the most unacknowledged and unaddressed mental health crisis in the African American and other communities of color. This workshop will bring together women, scholars, and cultural activists from around the country, who want to discover ways to heal themselves, their families and communities, wounded by the persistence of intra-racial color discrimination. It will also provide an opportunity to analyze feelings surrounding this serious issue.
Silence, fear and shame have prevented the African American community from openly discussing this taboo subject, which is why the multilayered effects of this abhorrent condition persist. The next generation should not have to bear this legacy. Don’t miss your opportunity to engage in this transformational dialogue in a safe supportive environment.
To register visit http://www.maritagolden.com