We turn to the topic of the psychological impact of anti-Black racism, trauma and more by talking about the Black Mental Health Alliance. With: Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Public Health at Columbia University; Michael Scott, Chief Equity Officer, President and Co-Founder of Equity Matters; Jan Desper, Executive Director of the Black Mental Health Alliance; and Maurissa Stone Bass, Director of The Living Well.
The Black Mental Health Alliance is launching its new innovative model of community engagement and transformative planning designed to infuse mental health strategies and solutions into the current and longstanding challenges facing Baltimore City. From July 2015 to June 2016, BMHA will convene national thought leaders, researchers and scholars who will share their knowledge and recommendations around the issues of education, housing, criminal justice, and more. The inaugural event of this series will feature Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Dr. Fullilove helps cities neutralize the effects of policies detrimental to communities such as mass incarceration, planned shrinkage, disinvestment, and deindustrialization by undertaking deliberate actions to improve quality of life.