Juneteenth is a recognition of American history where on June 19, 1865 (only 156 years ago) more than 250,000 enslaved black people were informed they were free. This was an astounding 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed in 1863. The month of June is a specific time to reflect on this moment of history, reconcile with the past, present and how we see the future. Black Americans are only 2-3 generations removed from slavery and still suffer from systems permeated with racial bias. The fight for true and complete freedom still continues.
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CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH 2023 WITH 8CRE AND NIH
Supporters of 8CRE are celebrating Juneteenth with 19 Days of Welllness, focused on self, family/friends, and community. To join us,
Engage in various activities that promote health and wellness (suggested actions are included in our calendar!).
Inspire others with your posts @support8CRE #19DaysOfWellness.
For Juneteenth 2023, 8CRE hosted three webinars on the topics of mental health equity, Black women's health, and Black men's health. The recordings are available at the links below.
May you celebrate wellness every day.
Speakers: NIMH Director Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D. and NIMH Clinical Psychologist Krystal M. Lewis, Ph.D.
Speaker: Natalie A. Solomon-Brimage, MPH
Speaker: Richard T. Benson, M.D., Ph.D.
Black Mental Health Resources by Wake Forest University
Racial Justice Resources" by Best Value Schools
Racial Justice Resources for Educators by American University School of Education