Commemorate Juneteenth, Mental Health Awareness Month, and Black Mental Health Awareness Month with Central Lunatic Asylum for the Colored Insane, a film screening and panel discussion on Thursday June 22, 2023 at 6pm. https://youtu.be/8a5yaV_3lwc
This film shares the 153-year history of Central State Hospital (CSH), the first asylum for Black people in the United States. The reception begins at 6pm. The film will begin at 7pm. The panel will close out our evening.
Confirmed panelists include Dr. Shawn Utsey, film director, VCU psychology professor, and president of the VA Chapter of The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), Dr. Olivia Garland, the first Black woman administrator at CSH, Ms. Gwen Cherry, granddaughter of William Benjamin Howell, a patient who died at CSH in the 1940s, and Dr. Joniesha Hickson, clinical psychologists, co-host of Zola Mondays with ABPsi, and founder of Dear Black Prophets.
The panel will share a practical vision for what racial justice in mental health could look like through an optimal conceptual worldview, and discuss the ongoing efforts to establish structural racial justice in mental health.
Register for the film screening at https://plti-alex.org
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