Past Event

Racism, Trauma, Grief, and the Role of the Black Church

October 15, 2021
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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Keynote presented by Pastor Michael A. Walrond, Senior Pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church (bio).

Tentative Agenda:

10 am EDT: Opening

10:15 am EDT: Keynote Speech by Pastor Michael A. Walrond

10:45 am EDT: Panel Discussion with representatives from The Center for Complicated Grief (CCG) at the School of Social Work, the Columbia University Wellness Center, Columbia Department of Psychiatry, The HOPE Center Harlem and First Corinthian Baptist Church

11:45 am EDT: Break

12:00 pm EDT: Breakout Sessions (participants chose one)

1:00pm EDT: Fireseide Chat with Dr. Lena Green and Pastor Michael A. Walrond

1:25pm EDT: Closing Remarks

Breakout Sessions (participants can choose one to attend)

1. Deeper Dive: HOPE Center Model

Presenter: Dr. Angela Coombs (bio)

2. The intersection of Spirituality and Mental Health from dual-licensed ministers

Presenter: Rev Dr. Contreras - Byrd (bio)

3. Racism, historical trauma, loss, and grief in the Black community

Presenter: Sheila Wise Rowe, MA (bio)

4. Anti-oppressive practice in action

Presenters: Dr. Anna Morgan-Mullane (bio) and Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson (bio)