Our Grief - Black Women Speak
Location of Event: The Source, The Old Court House, Floyds Row, Oxford OX1 1SS
(On the side of OCVA offices - there is a building with a teal blue door with a yellow front signage saying "The Source.")
Charge: FREE but we ask you to book your place as numbers are limited to 15
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
A social change facilitator managing collaborative empowerment programmes within community/voluntary, public and private sector organizations. A researcher and community activist on health and wellbeing in racially minoritised communities. Yansie facilitates personal development training for individuals recovering from mental ill health and has a special interest in menopause, disability, mental health and suicide prevention strategic development.
Executive Producer - Our Grief - Black Women Speak; Our Menopause; and Queer & Menopausal
Co-Editor - Black and Menopausal: Intimate Stories of Navigating the Change
Brian is a London Underground Train Driver with a passion for photography.
He is an advocate for improvement of Black men's health outcomes with a particular interest in Prostate Cancer. He provides space for grief conversations and is a co-facilitator on immersive grief workshops.
Brian is a Shout Mental Health Support Volunteer and Mental Health First Aider.
Debi works with the bereaved (or the deceased before they transition) to put together person-centred funeral ceremonies and memorials to give fitting and inclusive farewells. She uses her working knowledge of culture, tradition, religion and spirituality and her experiential knowledge of African-Caribbean funeral practices to work through complex sets of emotions in a meaningful way to devise ceremonies across a wide range of beliefs and backgrounds.
In addition, she offers a virtual space to facilitate Loss Cafes for the Black African diaspora to discuss racial and culturally sensitive topics related to death, dying, bereavement and grieving. Debi also has a background in education, training & development, not-for-profit management and project management.