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Anti-Oppression Resources: Self-Care

What is self-care?

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” - audre lorde

Self-care, the act of proactively managing physical and mental health, was popularized in the 1970's by the Black Panther Party. They promoted this concept as essential for Black citizens as a means of staying resilient while experiencing repeated injuries of systemic and interpersonal racism. 

Learn more about the history of self-care:

Get Help

If you or someone else is in danger on campus, or to report a crime, please contact WCC Campus Security.

WCC Safety and Security Office:

Office: Hale Alakaʻi 125

Phone: 808-235-7355 (24/7)

Phone: 808-561-3809

Windward Community College is committed to responding promptly and effectively to reports of discrimination based on sex. For questions or concerns regarding sex discrimination or gender-based violence, please contact one of Windward Community College’s Title IX Coordinators.

Karla Silva-Park, LMHC AWI-CH
Title IX Coordinator
karlas@hawaii.edu
808-235-7468

Karen Cho
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
kcho@hawaii.edu
808-235-7404
Hale Alakaʻi 120B

Counseling Services at WCC

Local and National Counseling and Other Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 

Online Chat

Crisis Line of Hawaiʻi

Oahu: (808) 832-3100

Neighbor Island: 1 (800) 753-6879

Wellness Wednesdays and Friday Lomilomi Practice at Waiwai Collective (Old Varsity Building)

Check the website for event times and descriptions.

Library Resources

Windward Community College Library • 45-720 Keaʻahala Rd. • Kāneʻohe, HI 96744
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