YWCA Tri-County Area continues “Racism, Trauma, and What’s Next” with online panel discussion about trauma responsive practices
“Racism, Trauma, and What’s Next”, a six-part conversation and issue education series sponsored by YWCA Tri-County Area, continues on Wednesday, July 15, with an online panel discussion about mental health during this summer’s national crises and the resulting trauma, and trauma-responsive practices.
“Racism, Trauma, and What’s Next” is designed to open conversations about racism, racial justice, and social justice through online town hall meetings and book and film discussions. Registration for the July 15 discussion is available at https://www.ywcatricountyarea.org/racism-trauma-and-whats-next/
The July 15 Zoom forum, “What’s Next: Trauma Responsive Practices,” will engage the community in a conversation addressing the mental health and trauma surrounding two public health crises facing Americans this summer: the COVID-19 pandemic, and widespread protests in response to the death of George Floyd. A panel of community professionals will discuss the two crises and their effects on the health and well-being of our neighborhoods, and will discuss how to transition to a new normal while ensuring a practice of inclusion, equality, and diversity.
The remainder of the series schedule is:
- July 27: Movie analysis – “13th”, a 2016 documentary exploring racial inequality, directed by Ava DuVernay
- August 24: Movie analysis – “American Son”, a 2019 film directed by Kenny Leon
- Upcoming Winter: Book study – “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo
Following each session, participants will be invited to respond to a call to action, which may include contacting local, state and federal government representatives, working toward policy changes locally or statewide, or volunteering with local community groups who are committed to change.
YWCA Tri-County Area is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YW is a leader in advocacy for women and girls, works to eliminate racism, and lives its mission through affordable early childhood education, adult literacy, and a host of programs to support the health and vitality of women, girls, and families.