I just learned about a unique event being offered by Mothers Offering Youth Opportunity (MOYO): A set of six workshops geared for mothers. The flier says it is to “Help mothers to care for themselves so they can care for their children.”
All meetings are scheduled to be held at the Beauchamp Library from 1 to 3 p.m. every Saturday from Oct. 17 to Nov. 21 in the Sankofa Room. Snacks and light refreshments will be served.
Space is limited, so all are encouraged to pre-registrater.
Oct. 17: “Unheard”– A mother’s side of the story
Oct. 24: “Taking care of ourselves” – A mother’s guide to finding inner peace
Oct. 31: “Where the hell is dad?” – A mother’s struggle to deal with childrearing unsupported
Nov. 7: “Enough is enough!” – When giving up is the only option
Nov. 14: “What’s happening to our kids?” – A discussion about how our stuff becomes their stuff
Nov. 21: “Help me help my children.” – A mother’s opportunity to empower herself by utilizing and/or accessing community resources
Also, the series will include a book club for the book “Push” by Sapphire, the focus of an upcoming movie, “Precious.” The book discussion will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 9, at the Mary Nelson Youth Center.
If you have any questions and/or would like to pre-register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.