Centering Black folx’s voices.

Creating a safe space and fostering community and connection around mental health in the BIPOC community. Whether you choose to talk in detail about your mental health or simply be present and experience an accepting and understanding environment where you are not alone, we welcome you.

Candace Jackson and Erika Dalya Massaquoi will lead an interactive discussion around what Black folx need during this time of unrest – specifically in the Seattle community and around mental health.

The event will culminate with Amabel leading an activity that will foster community and connection.

Candace Jackson

Educator, Seattle & King County Public Health

Erika Dalya Massaquoi

Artist, Educator and CEO, The Oula Company (

Erika Dalya Massaquoi is the CEO & Founder of The OULA Company, a womenswear business that designs and manufactures vibrant garments from African Wax Fabric that are sourced globally and made locally in Seattle, WA. A voracious reader, yogi, traveler and active contemporary art curator, Erika received her Ph.D. from NYU and undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago.

Connection and community is key to the BIPOC folx because it manifests itself into liberation and empowerment. My personal ethos embraces the testimony of black joy as it has the power to replenish and heal.

Amabel Narvaez

Consultant, Coach, Certified Peer Specialist (

Moderated by Faarah Misbah, Volunteer & Resource Coordinator, NAMI Seattle

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

TIME: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT

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