AGENDA

DAY 1

BREAKING THE STIGMA: AFRICAN AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020

8:30 am - 12:00 pm 

8:30 am - 8:35 am

LOGIN AND WELCOME

8:35 am -9:35 am

KEYNOTE DR. RAJIV TANDON 

Mental Health and Mental Illness 

Deadly Misconceptions

9:40 am - 12:00 pm

BREAK OUT SESSIONS

Session I

9:45 am - 10:45 am

TRACK 1

CRIMINALIZATION OF MY BLACKNESS

IMPACT OF SYSTEMIC RACISM

Stacey Ledbetter

TRACK 2

IT'S A BIG DEAL 

MY BLACK HAIR

Shoni Newhouse

Session II

10:50 am - 11:50 am

TRACK 1

HE'S NOT THREATENED!

YOU CAN HAVE JESUS AND A THERAPIST TOO

Dr. Bernice Patterson

TRACK 2

HERE TOO?

HOW MICROAGGRESSIONS DESTROY SAFETY IN THE THERAPEUTIC ENVIRONMENT

Dr. Elishae Johnson

COME TOGETHER CONCLUSIONS

DAY 2

BREAKING THE STIGMA: AFRICAN AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2020

8:30 am - 12 noon

LOGIN AND WELCOME

8:30 am - 8:35 am

8:35 am  - 9:35 am

KEYNOTE, KEVIN FISHER

TOXIC MASCULINITY

FACING OUR FELINGS

BREAK OUT SESSIONS

9:40 am - 12 noon

TRACK 1

CRIMINALITY VS. INTENTIONALITY

SHIFTING AGENCY & COURT CULTURE TO UNDERSTAND AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILD DISCIPLINE

Dr. Carla Adkinson-Johnson

Session III

9:45 am - 10:45 am 

TRACK 2

THE ROSE THAT BLOOMS IN CONCRETE

TRAUMA AND IT'S IMPACT

Tasha Turner-Freeman

Session IV

10:50 am - 11:50 am

TRACK 1

UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL ROOTS OF TRAUMA AND HEALTH OUTCOMES

Dr. Cheryl Dickson

TRACK 2

SCHOOL IS KILLING ME

SCHOOL INDUCE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Danielle Smith

COME TOGETHER CONCLUSION

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Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Friday - Closed

Saturday and Sunday - By Appointment Only

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