1:00pm - 4:30pm
As communities across the country work to manage the dual pandemics of Covid-19 and Racism, inequities have been more fully exposed. As we get back to the classroom, back to our offices we may find ourselves asking “What are we going to say?”
While working to understand how life has changed and what will be the new “normal,” long-standing concerns are simultaneously centuries old and somehow new again—what can we possibly say?
Our guest, Dr. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, invites us all to take some time for a collective breath, for creating an intentional response to these hard things. The dual tragedies represented by “I can’t breathe” and a virus that impacts the lungs also invites us to pause and breathe...together.
The central focus is necessary student voices. Students from SCSU and SCTCC will share individual experiences, concerns, challenges, aspirations, and accomplishments over this last year, with opportunities to hear from campus and regional communities. When we speak together about the way forward, what ARE we going to say? Come listen and reflect on how we might intentionally move into our next breath and our next steps, as individuals and as a renewed community.
Dr. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya is a clinical psychologist, an inspirational and accomplished community speaker, whose specializations include developmental psychology, trauma-responsive work, diversity, multiculturalism, and community violence.
Registration for this event is required - deadline is April 8.