Opening Up: Creating Healing Spaces for Young Black Men1 year ago 1 year ago
This webinar was hosted by YouthREX.
HERE’S HOW THE HOSTS DESCRIBE THIS WEBINAR:
How can we create safe spaces for young Black men to speak openly about their mental health, seek support, and move towards wellness?
This event included a screening of the short film The Zeta Project (2020), by Soch Nwakaeze and Eben Odonkor. The film tells the story of a young Black man who is searching for ways to understand and cope with his mental health, including his struggle, with openness without judgement. The screening was followed by a discussion on the importance of confronting the stigma around mental health for young Black men and adopting healing-centred approaches to wellness.
The filmmakers describe The Zeta Project: “The goal of this short film is to create a safe space for dialogue and give us the opportunity to seek support, find people who can relate to each other, and move towards wellness.”
Following the screening, Chantal Phillips facilitated a conversation with Eben Odonkor, joined by special guests:
- Paul Bailey, Interim Executive Director, Black Health Alliance
- Asante Haughton, Peer Development and Training Manager, Stella’s Place
Chantal is a medical student at the University of Toronto, a Research Assistant with YouthREX, and Project Manager of the Black COVID Resilience Health Promotion Project with Black Health Alliance.
You can watch The Zeta Project on YouTube.
Youth Research & Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). (2021, January 28). Opening Up: Creating Healing Spaces for Young Black Men (Webinar Recording) on Vimeo [Video file]. Retrieved from https://vimeo.com/505861588
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