African Descent Ministries

Healing from Internalized Oppression

“We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, for though others may free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is our only ruler; sovereign.”

–Marcus Garvey

“Who told you, you were naked?”

Internalized Oppression (IO) Curriculum

Through a series of modules, this internalized oppression curriculum educates participants about institutional, interpersonal, and internal oppression to facilitate a healing process that empowers people for transformational ministry in the name of Jesus.

Among the topics covered:

  • Shame = Silence + Secrecy + Judgment
  • The lies we’ve told and the new narratives we’re creating
  • Historical, theological, and social constructs of oppression

Participants are challenged to personally explore their life experiences through a didactic group process that invites them on a journey toward wholeness.

The Rev. Canon Ronald C. Byrd Sr.

Missioner for African Descent Ministries

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