Presented by: Cairá Lee Conner-Ware, TREC
The BIPOC Convening is a quarterly series of convening for BIPOC leaders in the conservation movement. These virtual sessions are a space for peer support, collective learning about anti-racist and decolonizing practices from cross-sector leaders, skill building for de-centering white supremacy culture, and increasing individual resilience towards racial justice and joy. BIPOC leaders across all roles and tenure are invited to participate in this program. Future session topics to be announced.
*The BIPOC Convening is meant to be an opportunity for people of color to connect across shared experiences and challenges. We invite Black, Indigenous, and non-White folks to join, and we ask the White-identified folks to honor the purpose of the space.
How can we address the underlying stressors that cause burnout? As BIPOC folks, how can we embrace our ability to say ‘no’? Burnout happens when we feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet the constant demands in our lives. It is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by ongoing or repeated stressors. In this session, we will discuss the signs and causes of burnout, and how it impacts Black and Brown folks in particular. Participants will also gain practice with mindfulness tools and identify other resilience strategies to support stress management. We’ll also do some self-care!
*This program is made possible by the generous support of Wilburforce Foundation and is offered free of charge.