Well-Being for the People

As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Elliott School's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, GW's Office of Advocacy and Support, Health Promotion and Education, and Milken Institute School of Public Health are excited to collaborate with George Mason University to share a semester-long program titled Well-Being for the People. The workshop series will offer self-care tools to help you manage stress, deal with emotional burdens, strengthen your psychological fortitude, and grow hopeful and energized. The series is a community-based experience where you will have opportunities to connect with others about your shared experiences, learning from one another in a supportive environment. 

In collaboration with several other on-campus departments and partners at George Mason University, this new workshop series is specifically geared toward meeting the needs of our students of color.  

Fall 2020

This semester, we will use Dr. Rheeda Walker’s book The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve to serve as a foundation to discuss Black mental health, racial trauma, and healing.

Program 1: Cross-Campus Book Club

Well-being for the People launch video

The first program in the series is a book club on The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve by Dr. Rheeda Walker. We recognize that the significance of this work extends beyond the Elliott School and even GW. This program is co-sponsored with collective departments at George Mason University to provide our communities with the opportunity to connect with students, faculty, and staff across our own campus and local community members from Mason. View the pre-recorded book club launch video which includes a word from the author, Dr. Rheeda Walker, and an artistic component from Benny Starr, a hip-hop artist from the low country of South Carolina!

Registration for the Cross-Campus Book Club is now closed.

 


We would like to thank you for your willingness to participate in this series in centering the Black community and other communities of color by elevating student voices and leadership to promote health and healing! If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].

GW sponsors: The Elliott School of International Affairs, the Office of Advocacy and Support,  Health Promotion and Education, and Milken Institute School of Public Health  

Our partners from George Mason University: the Center for Advancement of Well-Being, Student Engagement for Racial Justice, Truth Racial Health and Transformation Centers, and Counseling and Psychological Services.

Contact the Diversity and Inclusion Team

Diversity Officer: Jonathan M. Walker

Diversity Program Manager: Kylie Stamm

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (202) 994-2258