Local organization Black Humboldt will present “Love Ya’Self Ya’ Majesty”, an online event to celebrate Black Liberation Month. The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 13 via Zoom from 2 to 4 p.m. It’s a special event for the Black and Brown communities in Humboldt County.
Volunteer & Co-founder Monique Harper-Desir hopes that this event strengthens the Black and Brown community here in Humboldt. She says the topics will cover self care and love, mental health, financial tips and more.
“Self-care and self-love is a lot harder to achieve when we live in a society that is ingrained in anti-blackness and it’s important to remind each other that our lives matter and are worth a lot and we are a people to be nurtured and taken care of, especially by one another,” Harper-Desir said via email.
Guest speakers include Queen Dee, KM Ross of KM Ross Photography, Cedric Aaron, Levia Love of Bling Brow Bar, Blessed Earth Herbals and AniBraids.
The breakout session will begin at 12:15 pm. There will be a total of four break out rooms with four to five speakers in each room. The discussion will be conducted in a panel style, so the community can ask questions and engage with the speaker’s presentation.
“We want to create as much of a natural conversation as possible,” Harper-Desir said.
The “Love Ya’Self Ya’majesty” event is a place for Black and Brown folks to build community. Black Humboldt wants their community to feel empowered, loved and recognized.
“It is important to build community networking as well as a system of caring for each other,” Harper-Desir said. “It is important to build community especially as the Black-Brown community is such a minority in Humboldt County. We want everyone to know that we are a safe space, looking to connect and take care of one another.”
The “Love Ya’Self Ya’ Majesty” virtual event Zoom link will be available in their virtual poster.
Photo courtesy of Black Humboldt, taken during last year’s event