The Counter Narrative Project hosted a webinar focused on trauma and trauma-informed care and implications for HIV and social justice advocates. Often trauma is understood from a personal or individual perspective. This webinar, as a starting point, considers trauma from a community or collective perspective. Presenters on the webinar will discuss and offer research and advocacy perspectives around personal, collective, and vicarious trauma as it relates to structural violence and racial justice. We are hoping that we can continue a conversation around the implications of trauma in our lives, and, most importantly, how to advance a research and advocacy agenda around this issue.
Charles Stephens, The Counter Narrative Project
Abigail A. Sewell, Ph.D., Emory University
Kevin Jefferson, MPH, Emory University
On Monday, September 26, 2016 The Counter Narrative Project presented a webinar to discuss strategies and techniques for mobilizing voters.
Johnnie Kornegay, Network Director, The Counter Narrative Project
Malika Redmond, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Women Engaged
Ayesha McAdams-Mahmoud, Doctoral Student, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
For Our Brother Michael: Community Updates is a webinar from The Counter Narrative Project held on 8/10/16.
The criminalization, prosecution and incarceration of Michael L. Johnson is exemplary of how anti-blackness, HIV stigma, homophobia, and mass incarceration converge in communities of color. Join us for our upcoming webinar where Mayo Schreiber of the Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP) will provide updates around Michael's case. We must continue to work for Michael's freedom.
Mayo Schreiber, Jr. is Deputy Director at the Center for HIV Law and Policy ("CHLP") in New York. The Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP) is a national legal and policy resource and strategy center working to reduce the impact of HIV on vulnerable and marginalized communities and to secure the human rights of people affected by HIV. Mayo is a federal criminal defense attorney with twenty-five years of experience in private practice. Previously he was a Pro Se Law Clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He was also a Monitor to the Honorable William Wayne Justice, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, in Ruiz v. McCotter, a case involving confinement conditions for all prisoners incarcerated by the state of Texas.
Black gay men's pursuit of joy is sometimes derived from #BlackGayRage. Join us as we chat with thought leaders to answer questions about art, activism, responsibility and more on our Google Hangout.
Harrison Guy (Urban Souls Dance Company)
Bryan Glover (Life Coach/Producer/Writer)
Kevin Tarver (BamaBoiBlues.com)
This webinar will focus on programmatic and advocacy strategies related to building personal and collective resilience among Black Gay Men. Speakers will both share experiences of personal resilience and programmatic and political strategies to advance collective resilience.
By the end of this session participants will be able to:
Describe what resilience means for Black Gay Men
List programmatic strategies that are based in resilience
Describe how arts and cultural programming facilities resilience
Describe the relationship between art, culture, resilience and social change.
For our February Google Hangout we will discuss strategies and best practices for mobilizing Black Gay Men in the South. We will discuss such issues as stigma, spiritual violence, racism, criminalization, homophobia, patriarchal masculinities, and resilience. Most critically we will also discuss #BlackGayJoy as both a path to healing and a mode of resistance.
The role of poetry in Black gay history has been used to inspire and mobilize, but has also communicated the Black gay experience to the world. When discussing general wellness, mental health and HIV burden for Black gay men, can the structural and cultural considerations needed to increase health outcomes be found in poetry?
Join us for a lively discussion as we #CounterTheClinic and dive deep into words and life through prose.