Toward Racial Justice conversation series to focus on a look at racial trauma

Written by on July 2, 2020

WITF’s series of virtual community conversations hosted by Charles Ellison addressing systemic racism and injustice in Central Pennsylvania and beyond continues Thursday, July 2 at 7:00pm.

Join us as we examine Black Trauma & Mental Health. Repeated incidents of micro-aggression, workplace discrimination, racial profiling and police brutality have taken a toll on Black Americans. What is racial trauma and what are the mental health implications? We’ll explore the link between racism, mental and physical health.

Watch the conversation:

Panelists included:

Alphonso Nathan– LPC Licensed Professional Counselor & Co-Owner of a Private Psychiatric Practice Brightside Medical Associates and Vice President of a Private Counseling Practice Brightside Counseling
Dr. Ericka Pinckney, NCC, LPC — Independent Contractor and Associate Clinical Director – Intellectual Disability Services, Keystone Human Services
Kelsey Benn, Harrisburg
Dr. Altha J. Stewart — Senior Associate Dean, Community Health Engagement at UT Health Science Center-Memphis, and Director, Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth. She served as the 145th President of the American Psychiatric Association, the first African American ever elected to this position.


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