Black Mental Health Series

Date & Time:
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dante Hall, Room 114, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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The Black Mental Health series includes a series of Black clinicians, teachers, and scholars who will speak on topics related to Black mental health. Dr. Lynna McPhatter-Harris, Director of Student Support, Equity, and Inclusion at the Acalanes Union High School District, will be speaking about misconceptions of Black mental Health. Dr. Carnetta Porter, Staff Therapist at Saint Mary’s Counseling and Psychological Services, will be talking about how Black lives matter at a predominantly white institution (PWI). We welcome both Drs. Lynna McPhatter-Harris and Porter! They will be speaking live from Dante Hall, Room 114, where refreshments will be served. These are hybrid events, so feel free to join via Zoom!


Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Misconception of Black Mental Health - Dr. Harris

Participants will learn about the impact of historical trauma on unconscious patterns and help-seeking behaviors. Upon completing the session, participants will have learned vital strategies that will allow them to recognize and understand when support is needed and change the narrative from deficit to strengths-based. 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Black Lives Matter at a PWI - Dr. Porter

This presentation invites an interactive exploration of how traditional paradigms of social and racial inequalities within American educational systems and PWIs impact the academic success and power dynamic between the Black-identified student experience with White faculty/administration.

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Carnetta Porter, Kristen Freeman, Collin Fisher, Cynthia Cutshall

Additional Dates & Times: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
black mental health series