MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) - Rochelle Parris and Angelique Reed stopped by Second Cup to tell us about the 7th Annual Tallahassee's Community Healing Days.
They spoke with WTXL ABC 27 Sunrise Anchor Christine Souders.
The says are part of a nationwide initiative developed by the Community Healing Network to bring attention to the effects of the myth of black inferiority on the health, functioning and productivity of African American communities throughout the states.
By mobilizing the talents and resources of the community collectively, this project strives to empower the community to tap into its full potential and possibilities.
The intent of Community Healing Days is twofold: (1) to increase awareness of how the myth of black inferiority impairs and inhibits the progress of African Americans; and (2) to promote empowerment, encourage self-development and self-help, and promote community investment.
Community Healing Days are now implemented in over 135 cities across the nation.
This year's Tallahassee event - Empowering Black Youth - will be celebrated Oct. 19 - 21, 2018.
Celebrants wear blue ribbons during the three-day event to symbolize their commitment to healing.
Events are open to the public with a special emphasis on the residents of the Southside and Frenchtown communities including youth, adults, and seniors, organizations serving the Southside and Frenchtown communities.
All events are free.