Most of the world has been under some form of lockdown for months, and now the restrictions are loosening. But the virus is not gone, and our way of life is not going back to what it was before. Together, we will explore the ways our lives have changed, including CPT accompaniment work. What losses do we need to grieve? How do we adjust our expectations and practices? What structural changes are necessary so that we don’t go back to “normal,” but we expand collective care and liberation?
Join CPT Care Coordinator, Melissa Berkey-Gerard and CPT Palestine Program Support Coordinator, Mona el-Zuhairi on Tuesday, June 9th at 12pm CT | 7pm CET | 8pm EEST for an interactive webinar, with space for discussion and reflection, to learn and share together.
Melissa Berkey-Gerard is the Psychosocial Care Coordinator for CPT. She accompanies CPT teams and individuals in nurturing psychosocial and spiritual care. She practices wholistic care within a framework of naming and dismantling systems of oppression that conspire to break us down. She believes we possess all that we need within us to do this work--internal courage, strength and hope. Melissa is a spiritual director with a background in mental and behavioral health who loves to create spiritual and dynamic spaces for CPTers to connect and ground their work.
Mona el-Zuhairi joined CPT in 2011 and became the CPT Palestine Program Support Coordinator in 2015. Mona works as a human right observer in Hebron, mainly in the Old City, working on undoing oppression and internalized oppression, Moreover, she advocates for Palestinian rights and children's rights under occupation. She has volunteered as a counsellor, working mainly with women and girls dealing with different layers of violence, including domestic violence. Mona currently resides in Ramallah, Hebron and (when the borders reopen), Amman, Jordan.
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