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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

Karen Cho
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Hale Alakaʻi 120B

Counseling Services at WCC

Local and National Counseling and Other Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


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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