FEB. 23, 2019
9 AM to 3 PM
Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Dr. Ruha Benjamin
"Beyond the Sunken Place: On Racial Fatigue, Black Power Naps, and Freedom Dreams"
Dr. Angela R. Clack PsyD, LPC
"Reframing the Experience of African American Women's Mental Health: The Intersection between Race, Culture, and Gender and Its Impact on Psychological Well-Being"
Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames
"Shattering the Silence"
"Is it a Crime? The Criminalization of Drug Addiction in Black Communities"
"Designed to Fail: How the US Healthcare System Prevents African-Americans from Accessing Mental Health Treatment"
Black Pre-Med society seeks to empower
Black communities by shedding a light on
nuanced perspectives regarding mental
health. Mental health discussions need to be
as diverse and multifaceted as the people it
affects. By addressing mental issues as they
are informed by Black experiences, we hope to
“Shatter the Silence” on this pressing issue
that affects so many. This conference is open
to all members of the Princeton community
and beyond in the hopes that we can all learn
and understand how mental health access,
outcomes, stressors, barriers, and treatments
differ across racial and socioeconomic lines.
Please join Princeton’s Black Pre-Medical
Society at our inaugural conference,
“Shattering the Silence."