The 2-year BIPOC Youth Justice and Therapeutic Fellowship will prepare and assist a cohort of rising BIPOC youth non secular activists of their aspirations and community-building work.
The BIPOC Youth Justice and Therapeutic Fellowship (BYJAH), a brand new initiative led by Kaira Jewel Lingo and Marisela Gomez is looking for nominations for individuals. The fellowship will entail a two-year lengthy coaching and mentorship program for six chosen BIPOC youth non secular activists that may assist them of their aspirations and group constructing work with BIPOC and impoverished communities. The fellowship goals to assist individuals achieve the talents essential to dismantle methods of racism and social inequity, throughout the foundational apply of mindfulness and therapeutic.
The fellowship format is influenced by the work of Thich Nhat Hanh, who frequently gathered activists through the Vietnam Warfare to assist renew themselves by way of group and mindfulness apply. It’s also influenced by many BIPOC-led social justice actions such because the Civil Rights Motion, Black Feminist Motion, Farm Employees Motion, Housing Affordability, Land Liberation (together with Standing Rock), BIPOC Mindfulness, and others.
The fellowship will happen from March 2022 – December 2023, and would require roughly 4 hours of dedication per week, plus 9 scheduled retreats and coaching classes. Over the 2 years, individuals will develop mindfulness practices, entry non secular mentoring and training, and design a venture that mixes mindfulness and social justice in low-income communities of colour.