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Beyond Invisible: Black Youth Mental Health | A Youth Work Teach-In

YouthREX

About this event

In collaboration with Donna Richards and the York Research Chair in Youth and Contexts of Inequity, YouthREX is excited to co-host a Youth Work Teach-In for the Ontario youth sector on pedagogies, perspectives, and practices on Black youth mental health.

The Teach-In will include a keynote presentation, engaging workshops, and conversations that explore how race shapes the mental health experiences of Black youth, and the importance of an anti-Black racism framework in transforming oppressive practices and policies.

Our keynote speaker, Mercy Shibemba, is an award-winning youth activist from the UK who uses her story of growing up with HIV to educate, challenge stigma, and inspire!

Six concurrent workshops (see below) by young people, practitioners, academics, and researchers will explore different facets of anti-Black racism and mental health.

A closing workshop will share preliminary findings from the Ontario Youth Sector Compass by YouthREX on how Black youth understand a ‘good life’ and how mental health pervades many aspects of their daily lives, as well as their self-worth, relationships, and networks.

There will also be a spoken word performance by The Poet MJ.

We will use Zoom for this event. You will receive the link to join the live event and the complete event program by email.

Please note that live transcription/closed captioning will be made available in English for both the keynote presentation and the closing workshop.

Live simultaneous interpretation services will be made available in French for both the keynote presentation and the closing workshop.

Please note that the keynote presentation and the closing workshop will be recorded and archived on YouthREX’s Knowledge Hub; Q&As, discussions, and concurrent sessions will not be recorded, so no contributions from participants will be recorded and shared.

Online October 6, 2022

9:30 am

- 1:00 pm

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