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2018 DREL FELLOWS!

We are pleased to announce our 2018 - 2019 Cohort of Deeply Rooted Emerging Leaders (DREL) Fellows! The competition for this inaugural year of the fellowship was particularly rigorous, as our class of 16 was selected from 70+ well-qualified applicants. We were impressed by the level of insight, critical thinking and passion evident in the submissions we received. Those selected for this year's program were chosen based on a thorough review of their leadership potential, capacity for personal growth and critical self-reflection and demonstrated commitment to engaging in a collaborative, justice oriented process of community engagement.

The DREL Fellowship is a year long program which centers the challenges, strengths and well-being of Black Muslim Emerging adults (18-25 years old) and is grounded in the belief that building power and sustainable grassroots movements cannot occur without healing and introspection.  

MEET OUR AMAZING DREL STAFF, FELLOWS & FACILITATORS!

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STAFF

2018 FACILITATORS

2018 FELLOWS - MEET THESE AMAZING YOUNG LaEADERS FROM ACROSS THE US!

(hover each picture to read the Fellow's bio)

BLACK MUSLIM YOUTH RISING - INTENSIVE LEADERSHIP RETREAT

Pendle Hill Retreat Center | 338 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086

November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018

This unique intensive leadership retreat: Black Muslim Youth Rising is one component of the Fellowship and will center the developmental needs of millennials through experiential learning and team building exercises designed to create a space and consciousness from which to question, and deconstruct, internalized voicelessness, devaluation and trauma.  On the first day of the retreat, attendees will participate in group activities designed to establishing trust, cohesion and healthy group dynamics. It will also focus on guided discussions on the psychological impact of oppression, trauma of racism, Islamophobia. The second day of the retreat will focus on emotionally intelligent leadership, including self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness, networking and relationship building; consciousness of context, self and of others. The final day of the retreat will seek to integrate each fellows understanding of self and leadership capacity with strategies for community engagement and advocacy.

Retreat Topics:

• Cycle of Socialization & Cycle of Liberation

• Stress & Struggle - Managing Vicarious Trauma

• Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care

• Hurting Leaders’ - Resolving Interpersonal & Historical Trauma

• Race-related Trauma Wounds and Traumatic Stress

• Internalized Devaluation, Voicelessness, Assault of self

• Emotional Intelligence & Self-Awareness

• Role of Spirituality in Leadership Development

• Healing Justice and Community Engagement/Organizing

• Social Change Model of Leadership

We are excited to welcome our Fellows to this beautiful retreat center located on 24 acres, with walking trails, library and art studio and wholesome meals made from fruits and vegetables grown in the garden. We are looking forward to a weekend of learning and growth!