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.
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].