Mon, Feb 22, 2021 8:00 AM –

Wed, Feb 24, 2021 9:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Physical Well-Being for BIPOC Bodies will take place Feb. 22-24, 2021, offering the Mason community opportunities to consider the physical aspects of BIPOC well-being. Events include “Embrace Your Body” with Love Mila Brand CEO Jamila Johnson, Radical Self-Care for Graduate BIPOC Bodies, and “Join the Movement” with GirlTrek representative jewel bush. Zumba classes will be offered in-person and online, as well as a virtual dance lesson hosted by Mason’s own Azúcar. All events are intended for BIPOC members of the Mason community and are facilitated by BIPOC leaders. Events are hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, along with CCEE and Grad Life.

Please register for each individual events that you would like to attend!


Past Events

Wed, Feb 24, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Join the Movement with GirlTrek representative, Jewel Bush

Join the Movement: In the footsteps of a civil rights legacy, GirlTrek is a national health movement that activates thousands of Black women to be change makers in their lives and communities — through walking. Join GirlTrek representative jewel bush to discuss the challenges to BIPOC physical health and the great potential for hope and healing.

Wed, Feb 24, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Private Location (register to display)
Dance Class with Azúcar

Come join us for salsa and bachata lessons with Azucar, and let’s use movement as an act of resistance towards healing. Learn new dance moves and make new friends in this social event, happy dancing!

Tue, Feb 23, 2021
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Remembering Ahmaud Meditative Walk

BIPOC well-being is deeply affected by racial trauma, experienced both personally and vicariously. Join us in remembering Ahmaud Arbery one year later by taking a meditative walk with Lewis Forrest and Brandi Blake. This podcast-style audio will be released on BurnAlong at 8am on Feb. 23 and offers a guided meditative walk to help you center your well-being in times of trauma.

Tue, Feb 23, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Recreation and Athletic Campus - Martial Arts Room
In-Person Zumba Class!

Come move and celebrate your body with us in Zumba!

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Mon, Feb 22, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Embrace Your Body with Love Mila Brand CEO, Jamila Johnson

Love Mila Brand uses waist beads to promote self-confidence, self-love, and embracing your body. Join Love Mila Brand Founder and CEO, Jamila Jonhson, to discuss body positivity, the challenges of societal body standards, and how to embrace self-love, inner affirmation, and unbreakable confidence.

Mon, Feb 22, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Private Location (register to display)
Radical Self-Care for Graduate BIPOC Bodies

Join Graduate Student Life, the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, and Student Engagement for Racial Justice on Monday, Feb. 22 at 2pm for a radical self-care event focused on the unique needs of graduate students who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. This event will provide a safe space to reflect on your well-being and self-care needs as a graduate BIPOC, and will provide a space to check in with your body and participate in a guided meditation led by Jennifer Crewalk. This event is part of the Physical Well-Being for BIPOC Bodies series.
Jennifer Crewalk has been a practicing yoga and meditation facilitator for over 15 years. Jenn strives to lift up BIPOC communities through decolonized somatic practices that generate renewed energy to survive and thrive. Jenn is completing her Ph.D. this summer at George Mason University and currently works for the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access at Georgetown University. Jenn is a long time activist, ally and advocate for undocumented students and families.

Mon, Feb 22, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Zoom - Link will be provided following registration
Virtual Zumba Class!

Come move and celebrate your body with us in our virtual Zumba class!

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Co-hosted with: Graduate Student Life, Mason Recreation, Center For Culture, Equity, and Empowerment, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (OWNER), Mason BurnAlong