Building Community During Times of Change #3

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Join HealthPoint and the FAS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee for the third gathering of the Building Community During Times of Change series, which was created to give everyone a voice in a dialogue about the intersection of wellbeing, mental health and equity, diversity, and inclusion.

To commemorate Black History Month, the FAS Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee and HealthPoint will host their third gathering of Building Community in a Time of Change, "Deserving of Joy: The Impact of Trauma on the Black Community and the Quest for Keeping the Joy." Due to historical, economic, and social influences, the Black community is significantly more at risk of developing mental health issues than white communities and other BIPOC communities. Research shows these exposures can negatively impact individuals' psychological and physical well-being. These experiences juxtapose the trailblazing accomplishments made by public and hidden figures in the Black community.

Facilitated by Rakima Parson, LPC-S, we invite you to join us in honoring the shared hardships and celebrating the triumphs and brilliance of these individuals who are all part of the Black story, the Black identity. Participants will receive psychoeducation and prompts to discuss cultivating joy amid chronic stressors.

In the words of the incomparable Audre Lorde, "Without community, there is no liberation," so join us!


Date and Time
Feb. 11, 2022, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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