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Writing Through Sexual Trauma for disabled survivors
1:00 PM13:00

Writing Through Sexual Trauma for disabled survivors

Join us for a workshop geared towards disabled survivors of sexual trauma and abuse. "Writing Through Sexual Trauma for Disabled Survivors" is meant to be a healing and safer space to explore, share, and process our emotions and experiences as they relate to sexual trauma and abuse. Through using and practicing the written word together, we will learn how writing and other activities can help us reveal, deal, and heal, individually and collectively from the trauma of abuse.

Tickets (free but please register):

About the facilitator:
Cherlnell Lane is an author, poet, speaker, and teacher who bares her soul to heal others. Cherlnell uses her words to create incredible worlds and stories that, change the minds of those around her. Dealing with topics most people won’t dare mention. Cherlnell uses her life experiences; to reach people with her blog, inspire people with her written work, and teach people with her curriculum.

There will be a healing/self-care/sensory break space available as well as an emotional support person available to listen if you need to take space away from the group.

The venue is wheelchair accessible, including the bathroom. Some snacks will be available. Please refrain from wearing fragrance products. Please message with any questions or access needs.

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Doing It Single Presents 1st Annual Give Her Her Flowers Single Single Mother's Brunch
2:00 PM14:00

Doing It Single Presents 1st Annual Give Her Her Flowers Single Single Mother's Brunch

I will be moderating a Single Mother’s Panel at this great event!

Doing It Single and Purple Ribbon Chef has teamed up with @doingitsinglechi to bring you "Give Her Her Flowers Single Mother's Brunch" just in time for Mother's Day.

This brunch will include a panel discussion on Single Motherhood, poetry, brunch buffet, mimosa bar and so much more!

Can't join us? Donate to the "Give her her flowers" campaign so that every mother leaves with flowers. #chicago #doingitsingle #brunch#mothersdaybrunch #mothersday #purpleribbonchef #cherlnell

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Healing Through It Summit
8:30 AM08:30

Healing Through It Summit

Cherlnell Lane, poet, author, and creator of Writing Through It Workshops, newest project, Healing Through It Summit is an all-day retreat for black women who have experienced any type of Trauma. If you have survived abusive relationships, sexual assault, childhood abuse, or other traumatic situations and are ready to heal then this summit is for you. Come to be guided by other black women on using your black girl magic to realize the queen you truly are. We will show you different ways to reveal, deal, and heal from negative emotions and how to commemorate and celebrate the positive ones. This event will take place on February 23, 2019, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at Arts and Public Life, 301 E. Garfield Boulevard. The day consists of writing, painting, yoga, and meditation workshops as well as small massage therapy sessions. Breakfast and lunch are included. Dress comfortably and don't worry about needing anything but yourself.

The price is $50. The location is wheelchair accessible and there will be a mental health support person on hand.

We have sponsorship packages

For more information or questions please email Cherlnell Lane at

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Kwanzaa Celebration: Ujamaa Cooperative Economics
1:00 PM13:00

Kwanzaa Celebration: Ujamaa Cooperative Economics

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Come join Cherlnell Lane at this Free Event where she will be reading a poem.

There will fun had by all at the South Side Community Art Center’s Kwanzaa Celebration: Ujamaa Cooperative Economics. Come join us as we experience Art, Poetry, Music, A Pop-Up Store, Fashions, Storytelling, and Children Activities.

South Side Community Art Center

3831 S Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL

1 pm to 8 pm (Candle lighting at 3 pm, I will be speaking at or after 4:30 pm)

This is a Free Event

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Celebrating Activism: CAASE Annual Fundraiser
5:30 PM17:30

Celebrating Activism: CAASE Annual Fundraiser

Celebrating Activism

CAASE cordially invites you to a cocktail fundraiser honoring Karla Altmayer & Sheerine Alemzadeh, co-founders of Healing to Action.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Reception 5:30 - 8:30p • Program 6:30p at Skadden Arps 155 N. Wacker Drive, 28th Floor Chicago, IL 60606

Hors-d'oeuvres, drinks, and signature cocktails will be served.

Details and tickets available at

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Overcoming Stigma with the Power of your Story
7:00 PM19:00

Overcoming Stigma with the Power of your Story

Join us for our 1st webinar with Writer Cherlnell Lane and Sista Afya's Founder, Camesha Jones where you'll learn strategies to overcome the stigma of mental illness. Camesha & Cherlnell will share how they used their personal stories as a vehicle to change their lives and support others.

Cost: $15
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Learn more about Cherlnell at:
Learn more about Camesha at:

This webinar is open to all people ages 16+

This Webinar includes:

- 50-minute talk & presentation.

- A short guide to overcoming stigma with power.

- Discount code for our Wellness Journal

We can't wait for you to join us on Sept. 19th!

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(dis)Ability Open Mic, National Poetry Slam
1:00 PM13:00

(dis)Ability Open Mic, National Poetry Slam

Come out and support, Come out and speak, come whether or not you have a disability! We want you to hear our voices, We want our faces to be seen, We want to shed a light on our talents and abilities.

I, Cherllnell Lane will be your host at this wonderful event! So come and have fun with us.

Arts and Public Life

301 E Garfield

1 pm - 3 pm

$5 at the door or free entry with the buddy pass that you get from
#cherlnell #wtiworkshops #iel3 #queensofacertainage #poetry #thingstodointhechi #chicago #poetryslam

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