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Upcoming Events

July 2024

Healing History Learning Community Session 4


History has left deep wounds in many African American individuals, families, and communities. The effects of history—past and present—are apparent in the depth and complexity of the behavioral health challenges that many face. Understanding history can help behavioral health and recovery practitioners of all colors and cultures provide safer, more effective, more equitable, and more empowering services and support.

During Session 4 of the Healing History Learning Community, a multicultural group of behavioral Health and recovery practitioners, will:

·identify inequities to be addressed and actions you might take toward creating equity;


Monthly next Zoom sessions, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET:

• Thursday, August 15

• Thursday, September 19

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Facilitators are:

· Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, international speaker, trainer, author, consultant and creator of the Online Museum of African American Addiction.

· Pamela Woll, MA, CPS, author of the Healing History self-study discussion guide and architect of o the Healing History Web Page.

Contact Name: Pamela Lee
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The State of Black Transgender Health


Presenter: J. Coley Alston (Xe/They)

As of May 2024, over 550 anti-trans bills have been introduced to prevent transgender Americans from having access to services, legal recognition, and the right to publically exist. The health disparities of Black transgender Americans are fueled by racism, transantagonism, family rejection, and systemic inequalities. The greatest threats to Black transgender health are homelessness, suicidality, loneliness & isolation, and violence.

In addition to understanding the state of Black transgender health, we will explore protective health facilitators for individuals and organizations to adopt.


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Contact Name: Pilar Jackson
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