Virtual Gatherings

Racial Profiling of Black Men During the Pandemic – A Virtual Gathering of Leaders and Call to Action

The conversation with scholar and policy experts provide resources and a call to action. While the conversation was shared after the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and Dreasjon Reed, the virtual gathering addresses the longstanding racial profiling in the nation.

Say Her Name: Racial Profiling of Black Women During the Pandemic – A Virtual Gathering of Leaders and Call to Action

The virtual gathering emphasizes the double threat of the pandemic and racial profiling and raises a call to action. Conversations have ignited across the nation resulting from the murder of Breonna Taylor. Renowned scholar activists, researchers, and policy advisors provide research, evidence, and solutions to dismantling racial profiling of Black women.

Beneath the Masks: Men, Masculinities, & COVID-19 Disparities

APA Division 51 President and UConn Health Disparities Institute Director, Dr. Wizdom Powell along with Dr. Brian Smedley, PhD of APA, Dr. Joel Wong, PhD, of Indiana University, Dr. Ron Levant, EdD, of APA Division 51 & Dr. Derrick Griffith, of Vanderbilt University. Death rates due to COVID-19 are highest among men across the U.S.

When We See Them: Optimizing supports for boys and their families amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

With the double pandemic of racism and COVID-19. Dr. Powell unpacks the invisible wounds of trauma and racism exposures to the body, minds, and spirits of children. Creating Healing-Centered approaches can help boys discover that they are much more than the sum total of trauma(s).