Disrupting Unhealthy Systems
Our current systems continue to operationalize dominant culture – rest is “earned” or “deserved” based on a trade off of work. Even though working too many hours actually impedes productivity. So many of our health outcomes are linked to an inability to unplug, be still, and reconnect to ourselves, nature, and the people we love. For BIPOC communities, in particular, multigenerational harm from centuries of purposeful racism compounds these stressors and impacts to our health.
Wellness is foundational to sustainable changemaking. To those of us who find ourselves carrying the work, at the intersections of so many identities and movements, championing causes, and holding space: Choosing rest is a bold act of love that disrupts and recreates all at once.
Respite and Rest Program
Rest is vital to mental and physical health, while also important to productivity. Our Respite and Rest program is designed for BIPOC nonprofit leaders to take the time you need to rest, recharge, and reimagine. 2
- In 2021, we supported 20 leaders to take a one-week respite.
- In 2022-23, we supported 12 leaders to take a one-month respite.
To support additional BIPOC nonprofit leaders, we are in the process of raising funds for 2024. We will announce when another opportunity arises. Thank you so much for all you do!
Sabbaticals for BIPOC Leaders
Sabbaticals are a powerful form of healing, practice, and exploration. During a sabbatical, BIPOC leaders can cultivate inner renewal, restore energy and spirit, and reconnect with their health, joy, and vision. The Barr Foundation and Durfee Foundation report that sabbaticals are relatively inexpensive but highly productive capacity-building tools that yield measurable results.
In 2022-23, our sabbatical leadership program supported 20 BIPOC non-profit leaders to take a three-month sabbatical.
We are currently applications for 2024-25 sabbatical leadership program. Click here to apply.