Black-Centred Wellness Strategies for Students and Employees with Mosa McNeilly
COVID-19 brought many challenges to all Canadians. Compounded by the global reckoning of anti-Black racism and the grieving of the needless loss of life, the Black community has faced exacerbated mental strains. Algoma University in partnership with ACCANO will be hosting a series of virtual healing sessions on February 6th, 20th and 27th to provide AU Black students, employees and ACCANO members a safe space to practice Black centred wellness and self-care strategies to unpack their experiences of race-based trauma. The Black community will also have the opportunity to share knowledge and dialogue.
Our workshop facilitator is Mosa McNeilly. Mosa has been an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and spiritual practitioner dedicated to serving and uplifting the Black community in Canada for thirty years. She sees her work as part of a canon of Black women artists concerned with social justice and freedom. In her arts practice, Mosa combines visual art and performance, centring the Black female subject, and drawing on themes of memory and memorialization. As an educator and spiritual practitioner, she delivers projects fostering African cultural literacy and Black self-love, and curates spaces for Black healing and wellness. A recipient of the 2019 Toronto Acker Award and a 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women 2020 Honouree, McNeilly is a graduate of OCADU and the School of the Toronto Dance Theatre, with studies at the Parsons School of Design and Royal Conservatory of Music. She holds an MES from York University.
- February 06, 2021
- February 20, 2021
- February 27, 2021
Time: 2 pm-5 pm