YWCA Metro St. Louis

Emotional Emancipation Circles

EE Circles are flexible spaces where Black people come together to:

  • Revitalize ourselves
  • Learn more about the impact of historical forces on our emotional lives
  • Share stories
  • Detoxify our minds and spirits

Using a process developed by the Community Healing Network and the Association of Black Psychologists (www.communityhealingnetwork.org/emotional-emancipation-circles/), a pilot group led by Dr. Gladys Smith (Licensed Professional Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, and Registered Yoga Teacher) begins soon.

Dates: Wednesdays - 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25

Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Location: YWCA Metro St. Louis, 3820 West Pine, 63108. Parking lot adjacent to building.

Directions: West Pine is closed to vehicles between Grand and Vandeventer. To get to our building, take Laclede between Grand and Vandeventer. At the northeast corner of Vandeventer and Laclede there is a soccer field. Between the soccer field and SLU student housing is a drive with an orange YWCA sign. Turn there and follow the drive to our parking lot. A receptionist will buzz you into the building at either the accessible north door (facing campus) or the south door just off the parking lot.

Group details: Group size limited to 15; open to all genders.

Free but advance registration required by January 10, 2018; email mferguson@ywcastlouis.org.

The YWCA plans to host additional EE Circles so even if the calendar for the pilot EE Circle doesn't fit your schedule, please contact us if you are interested.