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Boys and Men of Color: Healing from Systemic and Interpersonal Trauma

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
3:00 pm4:30 pm

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Boys and Men of Color: Healing from Systemic and Interpersonal Trauma
Wednesday, July 1, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Moderator: Richard Smith (pictured)
Panelists: Lisa Good, Bruce Purnell, Bella BAHHS, and Alexander Davis

Please join us for this virtual roundtable to engage in an intergenerational conversation about the hurt, pain, and rage experienced by boys and men of color. Panelists will contextualize the role of racial and historical trauma within the experience of interpersonal violence and trauma. Insight on how trauma symptomatology for men of color has often been criminalized and a hypersensitivity of Black and Brown male masculinity can contribute to over-policing Black and Brown communities, police brutality and murder, dehumanization, and mass incarceration will be explored. Panelists will share the ways in which boys and men of color have been harmed, both interpersonally and systemically, and the different ways we have healed and can heal moving forward. Participants will hear from panelists the holistic ways their work has supported the healing process of male survivors of color. Moderated by Richard Smith, from National Resource Center partner agency Common Justice, featuring panelists Lisa Good, Bruce Purnell, Bella BAHHS, and Alexander Davis.

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Navigating Mainstream: Reflections from Cultural Leaders
Wednesday, July 16, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Panelists: Olga Trujillo (pictured), Jorge Vidal, and Jeigh Billingy

Organizations spend a lot of time researching, strategizing, and working together to serve our communities better. But what about the team in our organizations; what conditions must shift to create a more compassionate, equitable space? Join us for an interactive question and answer conversation with cultural leaders who will self-reflect on their journey and share strategies they have developed to survive in systems not created with them in mind. A collective intersectional space that affirms and supports healing is needed now more than ever. Featuring Olga Trujillo and Jorge Vidal from National Resource Center partner agency Caminar Latino, Latinos United for Peace and Equity, and Jeigh Billingy.