Healing Labs: All-in Conversations

A special new program is launching in Madison next week!

Healing Labs are a series of events created for teens in 8th-12th grade and will provide safe spaces for youth, caregivers and parents from the communities of the African Diaspora to explore journeys of self-worth and self determination. From Black History Month through Juneteenth, they will delve into the history of resiliency and the many ways in which black and brown communities have learned to cope, process and move forward to thrive.

The first event takes place on Tuesday, February 15th from 4:30-5:30 pm at Central Library (201 W. Mifflin St) and will explore the topic, “Who’s in Your Village?” They will talk about how history and genetics affect health and resilience and do a family mapping activity where teens can take photos of the people who make up their family and make a creative family tree. Supplies, snacks, and $30 gift cards are available for the first 30 youth attendees. No registration is required.

More events in this series will be announced soon, so stay tuned! Healing Labs take place in-person, virtually and in hybrid formats. Learn more at madpl.org/healinglabs

Healing Labs are a collaboration of Madison Public Library, the Madison Metropolitan School District, the Kujichagulia Center for Self-Determination, the All of Us UW program, and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (including CCHE!)