upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

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Upcoming Events at Community Futures Lab

StigmaFree: Mental Health in Black and POC Communities
July 23 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Presentations and open discussion on breaking the stigma of mental illness in communities of color and how to support each other in accessing mental health resources and services. Free.

Presenters
Iresha Picot, M.eD, Author and Doula - The Color of Hope: People of Color Mental Health Narratives
Vanessa Hazzard, Healing Arts Educator, Author - The Color of Hope: People of Color Mental Health Narratives
Ras Mashramani, Mental Health Worker and Scifi Writer - Deep Space Mind: Youth, Insanity, and Survival workshop

 

Fighting Misogynoir: Centering All Black Femmes & Women
July 25 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Misogynoir is a term referring to misogyny directed towards Black women, where race and gender both play roles in bias. It was coined by queer Black feminist scholar Moya Bailey, who created the term to address misogyny directed toward black women in American visual and popular culture.

Participants will identify the ways racism manifests for black women, femmes and girls as well as develop tools to address Misogynoir in daily life. This conversation will be facilitated by Krystal Leaphart and Adriyanna Andreus. The organizers ask that this is a space only for femmes and women of color. RSVP here. Free.

About Community Futures Lab
Leeway Board Member Rasheedah Phillips and grantee Camae Ayewa (LTA ‘15, ACG ‘07) opened the Community Futures Lab (2204 Ridge Avenue) this past June as a community studio, gallery and resource library.

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