january, 2019

This is a repeating event

13jan3:30 pm5:30 pmBreak the Chains: Whippin' Testimonies3:30 pm - 5:30 pm InPower InstituteEvent Category:Community & Justice,Harmonious Relationships

Event Details

“This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you.” “Love hurts!” “Spare the rod, spoil the child” or “Beat ‘em, just don’t kill ‘em.” These are statements many parents heard while growing up or as ways to raise children. In these sessions, we will unpack the misconceptions concerning physical discipline as the only way to teach or correct our children and the negative impact it has on our community, including physical, psychological and spiritual scars. We will also discuss slave/ex-slave narratives to expose the horrors of physical punishment inflicted on enslaved Africans during American slavery to keep them docile to their masters. How have these oppressive behaviors been translated into how many African Americans discipline their children today? Share your spanking testimonies as we work to break the chains that bind us and move into a higher love for our children and ourselves.

Session Leader

Lisa Pettis, PhD


(Sunday) 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


InPower Institute


People of color


$20 per session