Last week, Creative Action hosted an online discussion on the state of Black mental health. Led by our Senior Director of Racial Justice and Equity, Dawn Burnside, this talk offered insight into the wellness and healing practices of the Black men, women, and children living in a country built on and maintained by racism.
Creative Action’s Fadeelah Muhyee and Mikala Gibson spoke with Nakia Winfield, LMSW, and Ya’Ke Smith, the University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication’s first Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Topics ranged from police violence to what Black joy looks like for each individual. The speakers touched on many subjects, but the theme remained the same: how they cope with systemic violence and oppression against their communities.
If you missed the live event, we hope that you will watch the recording. As long as racial injustice prevails, those of us with privilege must resist. We need to co-conspire to dismantle our white supremacist culture.
You can follow all of the “State of Black Mental Health” participants here:
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