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Online Course: Black Women’s Mental Health as Resistance
April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This is an online course is offered as part of the Womanist Leadership Institute, a program co-sponsored by The Katie Geneva Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership and the Leadership Institute of Union Presbyterian Seminary. This program is a series of online courses to promote and support Womanist scholarship and leadership within a continuing education and lifelong learning environment. Participants can select to take one or multiple courses within the program. Courses are open to all.
This course includes six (6) online class meetings, on Thursday evenings, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT. In addition to the live class meetings, this course includes both reading and written assignments. However, as a continuing education program, no grades or degree credits will be issued.
Online Course Title: Black Women’s Mental Health as Resistance
Course Dates: Thursdays, April 20 – May 25, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT
Course Description:Black Women’s Mental Health as Resistance will explore the necessity and revolutionary nature of black women’s mental health as resistance in a society which encourages the “strong black woman” as opposed to the “well black woman.” Students will explore strategies for mental wellness set forth by womanist scholars and ways to explore mental wellness as a strategy for resistance.
Led by: Dr. Jessica Young Brown, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Organizational Health Consultant
Leader Bio: Dr. Jessica Young Brown is a licensed clinical psychologist in Richmond, VA. Dr. Brown’s research and clinical work focus on making mental health accessible and equitable for people in marginalized communities, and equipping mental health professionals to better serve these communities.
Dr. Brown’s areas of interest and expertise include the impact of racism and race-related stress on mental health, generational and cultural trauma, and the intersection of faith and mental health. In addition to various peer-reviewed and popular media articles, Dr. Brown is the author of Making Space at the Well: Mental Health and the Church.
Online Course Format: Weekly class meetings via Zoom Technology, along with assignments posted on Blackboard, the seminary’s learning management system (login credentials provided). Registered participants will receive a Zoom meeting link the week prior to the course’s first meeting.
About the Womanist Leadership Institute Program: To receive a certificate of completion for the Womanist Leadership Institute, participants will engage in four (4) core courses, and two (2) elective courses over a two-year period. However, the program will be on-going, with electives varying year-to-year, allowing participants to complete the requirements within an extended period as needed. Courses are open to all, and no application is necessary. Interested participants will simply register for the courses, and participants can engage the courses without pursuing the program in its entirety. Each course will be capped at thirty (30) participants. Continuing education units (CEUs) will be awarded to those participants who complete the courses; however, no course grades or degree credits will be provided. Course participants do not have to be pursuing a certificate of completion in the program in order to take any of the courses listed in the program.
$175 per individual, if register by April 5, 2023. (Note: Beginning, April 6, 2023, individual price increases by $50. Register early and save!).
CEUs: 3.0 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for this event. Note: CEU certificates can be generated upon request at the time of the event.
Online registration is open. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Waiting List: Space is limited. Register early to reserve your spot. Once event reaches capacity, a waiting list will be started.