Black Mental Health: A Time During COVID-19 and Civil Uprising

Presented by The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice and the African American Alumni Committee.

Thursday, February 18, 2021
5:30 – 6:30 pm (CST)

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The COVID-19 virus has disrupted the world at an unprecedented scale. And over the past several months, Black Americans have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 compared with their white counterparts. This has only been compounded by widespread civil uprising in protest of racial discrimination and police brutality.

In these times, the African American Alumni Committee seeks to highlight the impact that these events have on the mental health of affected individuals, and to discuss and explore ways of coping and recovery.

Join us for a compelling conversation with Janelle R. Goodwill, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, Kouri Marshall, Co-Founder of ChiGivesBack, Inc., and Suzet McKinney, DrPH, MPH, CEO/Executive Director of the Illinois Medical District. The panel will be moderated by  alumna Tina K. Sacks, AM ’98, PhD ’13, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley.

Headshot of Janelle GoodwillHeadshot of Kouri MarshallHeadshot of Suzet McKinneyHeadshot of Tina Sacks

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