Our Inclusive Economies Project Director, Fernando Martínez, and our Wages and Workers’ Rights Organizer, Raul Jimenez, have finished co-facilitating another incredible retreat with our friends at Centro Unido Latino-Americano. We were also grateful to be joined by our Executive Director Jeannette Huezo from Boston, who is working in NC this week.
This was the second retreat focused on mental health and healing with this group of youth. These youth-led spaces are important in our work, and we invite and allow youth to lead and participate in deep conversations in a way they may not often be allowed to do. Through these circles, we break from the norm in a way that allows reflection, honesty, vulnerability, and ultimately change, healing, and progress. The space was theirs to build and grow.
This time, we continued discussing and learning about several important themes brought up at the last retreat in March. Participants were also trained and certified in suicide prevention, empowering them with the tools to help others struggling with these issues in their schools and community.
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