Women's Week 2020

Becoming Conscious of Unconscious Racism

October 13
6-7:30 pm



Where does racism hide… within our beliefs; within the structures that offer us comfort;  within ideals with which we were raised?  Where does unperceived “white privilege” show up in your life? We will discuss these hard questions as a first step to becoming anti-racist. Based on me and white supremacy by Layla F. Saad, this conversation invites a challenging experience: learn about an 8 week self-study of this important book.

Please print and review this list of The Daily Effects of White Prvilege to use for group discussion.

Facilitated by Mary Mikell, LCSW, dedicated to working with Phone, Health Care Centers in Schools and Together Baton Rouge.


  No Fee

To Receive the Zoom Link: Register

Forest Bathing: Shinrin-yoku
October 17 - New Date
10 am

The Burden Center
4569 Essen Lane


Go to a Forest. Walk slowly.

Breathe. Open all your senses.


Enjoy a time to wander, to wonder, to embrace the awe! Come for a walk in the woods and experience the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-yoku, forest bathing. It’s a simple practice that promotes positive change: if a person simply visits a natural area and walks in a relaxed way, there are calming, rejuvenating and restorative benefits. We will meet at the Burden Center trailhead behind the L’Orangerie.


Read An Article from The Advocate on Forest Bathing


Facilitated by Mary "Lulu" Wemple, M.Ed. and Sherry V. Smelley, MSW, LCSW, DCSW, BACS.


  Donation Suggested $20