Black Men and Trauma Virtual Gathering
The Black Men and Trauma gathering was a virtual group offered to Black men in 2020. It centered on discussing the events that were happening in the United States. The group acted as a space where Black men could express themselves, be heard, and be empowered. It offered a safe place for them to share how they’ve been feeling and coping in these troubling times with the current racial tensions.
Healing Racial Trauma for Women
Each symposium has a different subject focus. During the time, we delve into a selected topic and bring in partners and providers who specialize in that subject. The goal of these symposiums is to make mental health a subject that everyone has a chance to engage around and to make the material accessible.
In October 2019, Kingdom Empowerment Center brought the Cambridge Community together for the Total Health Symposium. We recognized that people often approach their wellness in silos: spiritual, mental health, physical, and nutrition. So, in response we designed an event that was a one-stop-shop for community members to access all that they needed to support their individual growth in one place.
The day featured a panel, which included professionals in fitness, nutrition, and mental health as well as spiritual leaders. Workshops were offered such as: The Purpose & Stigma Surrounding Medication, Parenting Teens with Mental Illness, and Black Men & Trauma.
Attendees had the opportunity to participate in brief fitness demonstrations, meet with a therapist, and much more. This event was free to the community and included lunch. The symposium was made possible through the Community Health Network Area “Mental Health and Racial Equity” grant.