Black Joy

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Mother Daughter Black Joy Retreat,
April 26-28, 2024 Elkhorn,WI

Welcome to the Mother Daughter Black Joy Retreat, a celebration of love, connection, and shared experiences. 🌟

About the Retreat

At our retreat, we honor the unique bond between mothers and daughters, celebrating the strength, resilience, and joy that Black women bring to the world. This fun-loving experience is designed to uplift your spirits, deepen your connections, and create lasting memories.

Retreat Details

Let’s celebrate the magic of Black motherhood and daughterhood together! 🌟👑🌸

We will gather in lovely, Elkhorn,WI  beginning Friday, April 26th. Retreat attendees can expect a warm gathering and retreat swag upon arrival. Lodging, meals and activities are all included with the experience, making this a worry-free experience! 

The exact location will be given once registered.


What to Expect

🌸 Heartfelt Conversations: Gather in a safe and nurturing space to engage in meaningful dialogues. Around the campfire, share stories, wisdom, and laughter as you are strengthening the ties that bind.

🌿 Nature Immersion: Reconnect with the earth and each other amidst the serene beauty of nature; the perfect backdrop for reflection, healing, and growth.

🎨 Creative Expression: Explore your creativity through art and movement.  Let your inner artist shine.

🌞 Joyful Activities: From sunrise to sunset, our schedule is filled with activities that promote well-being, happiness and connection. 

🌟 Black Excellence: Embrace the power of femineity and celebrate the achievements of Black women throughout history. We stand on the shoulders of giants, and during this retreat we  remember  their legacy.

Black Joy Retreat

We flow freely and center joy in spite of the reality of racial trauma.  According to the APA, racial trauma, a form of race-based stress, refers to People of Color and Indigenous individuals’ (POCI) reactions to dangerous events and real or perceived experiences of racial discrimination. Such experiences may include threats of harm and injury, humiliating and shaming events, and witnessing racial discrimination toward other POCI.

While we recognize racial trauma is real but so is Black joy. We recognize the power to heal when we are together. So, we want to do just that, heal together. Creating this space for Black individuals and families to have fun and rest in an affirming, safe atmosphere is essential to that healing. With Black people usually erased or de-humanized, it is important that we create space where Black Joy can freely flow, where we can forge authentic connections with each other. This is a welcoming, space for Black people that visibly affirms Blackness and the intersectionality of our identities. We will be Unapologetically Black in the space of retreat so our joy can freely flourish.

The Black Joy Retreat is our way of alleviating the racial trauma. We’ve partnered with Bridge the Divide ( a organization the provide antiracist education and advocacy in suburban Milwaukee. Join Race and Faith and Bridge the Divide in supporting and providing relief from racial trauma. Your financial support will: provide care packages, as well as financial support for those wanting to attend The Black Joy retreat.