TUESDAY, JAN 8, 2019

6:00 PM

Better Together: The Relationship Between Trauma & Youth Justice, Memphis
For the thirteenth installment of the Educational Equity Learning Series, Stand has partnered with the ACE Awareness Foundation, Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition, and National Civil Rights Museum to host a speaking engagement and panel discussion featuring Michelle Kinder, the Executive Director of the Momentous Institute in Dallas, TX. The Momentous Institute comprises a laboratory school, mental health services, and a training program all focused on promoting holistic, trauma-informed social-emotional health for children. Michelle will be visiting Memphis to speak at a series of events with city leaders and key stakeholders on the importance of holistic, trauma-informed care. This event will include a special presentation from Michelle highlighting the importance of belonging and connectedness in mitigating the effects of trauma and toxic stress, a moderated discussion, and open dialogue between panelists and the audience. Panelists for the moderated discussion include Michelle Kinder; Professor Demetria Frank, professor at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and executive director of Project MI; and Dr. Gregory Washington, director of the Center for the Advancement of Youth Development; and Dr. Altha Stewart, president of the American Psychiatric Association, director of UTHSC's Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth, and associate professor of Social and Community Psychiatry. Adriane Johnson-Williams of LeMoyne-Owen College will serve as moderator and engage the audience in an open discussion with panelists to close the event. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and childcare will be provided.

National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St, Memphis, Tennessee 38103


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