Minding Our Business: A Conversation about Racial Injustice, COVID-19 and Mental Health for BIPOC
When: 02/04/2021 @ 12:00pm-1:30pm Where: Zoom
Minding Our Business: A Conversation about Racial Injustice, COVID-19 and Mental Health for BIPOC A Virtual Conversation
Let’s Discuss BIPOC Mental Health!
This conversation will (1) explore BIPOC mental health issues, related specifically to the COVID-19 pandemic and racism/racial injustice; (2) take a deep dive into stigma, barriers, and structural and systemic racism within the healthcare system; and (3) explore strategies, resources and support available during these challenging times.
Why this conversation?
2020 was a particularly difficult year for BIPOC communities around the country. The COVID-19 pandemic not only disproportionately impacted these communities, but exacerbated the already existing inequalities. In addition, the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and countless other Black Lives lost to white supremacist violence have deeply affected Black communities. To address these issues, we are offering a space to discuss the state of mental health in BIPOC communities and how mental health providers can play a critical role in the healing process for individuals, families, and communities.
This conversation is co-sponsored by the Gender+ Justice Initiative, the Counseling and Psychiatric Service at Georgetown University (CAPS), Office of Student Equity & Inclusion (OSEI), Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at GU School of Medicine, Office of Equity & Inclusion Georgetown Law, Women in Science and Education (WISE)
Dr. Dionne S. Coker-Appiah – Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychologist and Co-Director of Gender+ Justice Initiative, Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar GU Hospital
Dr. Jioni Lewis – Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland College Park
Dr. Corey A. Williams – Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar GU Hospital
Dr. Jo Ellyn Walker – Counseling Psychologist, Wellness Director at The Georgetown Scholars Program, Georgetown University
Dr. Kristine Goins – Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Chair of EDIC, Georgetown University