Following the presentations from noted experts Dr. Jules Harrell and Dr. Kevin Washington, participants will break into small facilitated groups to share what they learned, discuss the impact of trauma and discover solutions for how our community can better address trauma.
“Living and Coping with Trauma: The Unseen Force” is in response to participants’ requests from the Big Conversation forum, “Many Wounds to Heal” and the events and revelations of dealing with COVID.
The forum is brought to you by The Big Conversation Partners in Dismantling Racism and Privilege in Southern Maryland.
Dr. Camara Jules P. Harrell is a 30 year professor of clinical psychology at Howard University and a researcher in the field of the effects of stress and racism on the health of African Americans. His research interests include psychometrics and psychology of racism, personality theories, assessment, and research, and psychophysiology. Much of Dr. Harrell's research examines the effect of racism as a stressor to African Americans, resulting in poorer health.
Dr. Kevin Washington is an Associate Professor and Head of the Sociology and Psychology at Grambling State University. He is founder and CEO, of Nyanasapo Empowerment Works Unlimited Counseling Consultation. As a Fulbright-Hays scholar he researched the impact of socializing institutions on the healing or restructuring of post-apartheid South Afrika. Not only does he work on healing the psycho-spiritual wounds that are present within people as a result of cultural and historical trauma, he continues developing healing paradigms for persons of Afrikan ancestry who have been impacted by Persistent Enslavement Systemic Trauma (PEST).
When you register, you will be asked for the race with which you identify. This is voluntary, but we ask for this to create diversified small groups.
You will receive registration confirmation and Zoom link immediately. Just prior to the event you will also receive, by email from Big Conversation, a digital program for the forum. Registration closes 2 days prior to the event.
The Big Conversation Partners are primarily presenting this forum online. We are aware that this limits access for some. Please consider including others, if comfort and social distancing allows. We also have limited space for in-person attendance at Lexington Park Library in St. Mary's County and Calvert Library Prince Frederick. If you need this option, please say so in the registration and we will contact you with details.
- We recommend that you download and install the Zoom app (free).
- For help with this, feel free to contact Calvert Library for coaching and practice. (410-535-0291)