**The facilitator will live-stream the November event only. No participants will be filmed. Participants can request to pause the live-stream during their own questions. Find it on the Hot Commie Facebook page**
This is a self-care teach-in specifically centering black, brown, and indigenous leftists. The teach-in assumes that we have no money or possessions with which to perform self-care. We decided to start this series because many activists have a background full of trauma, which is what led us to fight fascism in the first place. We are also incurring secondhand trauma every day from witnessing atrocities worldwide.
The trauma we all incur must be addressed and managed long-term with coping skills and supportive communities. However, we cannot make a supportive, tight community if we are all individually suffering with no ability to reach out. Collectively, we will begin to create a culture of self-healing by participating in this teach-in. When that is established, we will also be able to take a long-term approach to healing our affinity groups.