Rest and Resilience in the Face of Political and Pandemic Challenges w/ Mariah Parker

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July 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

$20 – 40
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In the face of unprecedented political challenges and the ongoing circumstances of the pandemic, burnout feels omnipresent and inevitable. As well, self-care is often co-opted by corporate interests who create the illusion that rest is something you buy or that it’s an individual’s problem rather than society’s, the result of policies and practices of capitalism and white supremacy.

How can we create robust care practices to continue to fight the systems that are failing us?

In this presentation, Mariah Parker will teach participants to reclaim self-care as an act of resistance and will lead participants through some of the daily practices they have cultivated in making the balancing act of work, parenting, school, art, and politics sustainable. Learn about radical gratitude, rest as a journey, creating portals to care and other nourishing mindsets and activities that can be built into any schedule, on any budget, to evade burnout and foster political longevity.

Speaker: Mariah Parker

When: Thursday, July 14 | 12pm – 1:30pm PT

Where: Zoom Meeting


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Registration deadline: Tuesday, July 12 at 5pm PT

Are you unable to attend but still want to watch the recording? Please still register for the training!


If cost is an issue, please email NPH Program and Events Associate No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.


This event will be hosted virtually. Do you need an ASL Interpreter or Closed Captioning? Please reach out to at least two weeks before the training, if you need further assistance.

Cancellation/Refund Deadline: Wednesday, July 13 at 5pm PT
Registrants canceling their registration on or before Wednesday, July 13 at 5pm PT will receive a full refund. NPH may consider refunds for extenuating circumstances. Refund requests submitted after the deadline are not guaranteed and will be reviewed on an individual basis. To submit a refund request, please email

Mariah Parker

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Mariah Parker is part of a new wave of young women of color entering politics. She first made headlines after being sworn in as an Athens-Clarke County Commissioner, at age 26, with a her hand on a copy of The Autobiography of Malcolm X held by her mother. Photos of her taking the oath went viral, highlighting the growing numbers of millennial Black women making their voices heard in local politics nationwide.

Mariah is also openly queer, a hip hop artist (her stage name is Linqua Franqa), a PhD candidate in linguistics at the University of Georgia where she is also a graduate teaching assistant in the department of language and literacy education, and community organizer dedicated to transformative politics and civic engagement. As County Commissioner, she is focusing on creating economic stability and racial justice as well as criminal justice reform and raising the minimum wage.

Between the release of a critically-acclaimed debut album and her tight election to the county commission, Parker has garnered the attention of CNN, The New York Times, Teen Vogue, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, The Nation, Afropunk, The Root, The Bitter Southerner, Performer Magazine and others for her outspoken commitment to racial and economic justice and her electrifying live performances and presentations, which call audiences to self-reflection and critical action in their lives and their communities.

Mariah is also co-host of the Waiting on Reparations, a show on iHeartRadio about Hip Hop and politics where they explore the history of public policy and its impacts on Hip Hop life; what Hip Hop culture tells us about our political reality; and the role of Hip Hop in shaping our political future.


July 14, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$20 – $40
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