Celebration has not only been a resilient strategy for our healing but for our survival. From the time of our enslaved ancestors gathering with drums and stringed instruments (Yes, we invented the banjo) to relay oral history and coded freedom messages to the early 1920s when we gathered to practice cooperative economics in hosting rent parties where we enjoyed great music, “trash-talking” card games and soul-full food to today’s “parties with a purpose” where we use our #blackgirlmagic and #blackboyjoy to sponsor fundraising benefits that are engaging with creative and fun activities and opportunities to network.
Following our ancestral healing celebratory traditions, we invite you to join us for an evening of networking, live entertainment, awards, food, libations, and more at the annual Dr. Maxie T. Collier VIP Reception and Awards Ceremony! This event is to honor of the life, work and vision of BMHA’s principal founder, Dr. Maxie T. Collier and individuals and a corporation that exemplify this vision. Clinicians, nonprofit professionals, mental health advocates, and community members from across the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia region will convene to attend to support the mission and vision of the BMHA. Proceeds from this event elevate our capacity to support the community through impactful trainings, interactive workshops, and meaningful programming.
Honor The Builders
After partnering with Taraji P. Henson’s foundation and curating the “Can We Talk?” Conference in Washington, DC, June 8-9, 2019, we have been laser-focused on The Village. The conference stood to normalize the conversation about black mental health and well-being and the specialized cultural competency that equips providers to optimize services and build trust. Further cultivating the fundamental relationships and building blocks of the village is our strategic focus. Rebuild The Village is the theme for this years’ event. We celebrate individuals and organizations that exemplify this vision.
|Dr. Chapman is bringing a multi-specialty primary care into underserved communities and faith institutions using both onsite care and virtual care thru tele-video consultation for social work, nutritional consulting, pharmaceutical reconciliation, as well as psychiatry and primary care, Read More
|Edgar K. Wiggins, M.H.S. is the founding Executive Director of Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc. In this capacity, for over 26 years he functions as the Chief Executive Officer and oversees the operations of BCRI, a community-based behavioral health crisis intervention organization. Read More
|Margaret Powell began co-facilitating Emotional Emancipation CirclesTM in 2015 after receiving training sponsored by BMHA. West Baltimore is the backdrop for EEC21217. The circles continue to provide safe spaces for Black people to work together to overcome…Read More
|The Helene Fuld School of Nursing (HFSON) is committed to providing exemplary education that broadens empowered nursing student’s intellectual and scholarly pursuits while promoting healthy communities and strengthening relationships with local, national and global partners. Read More
SAVOR THE FOOD
Whether it is an evening workshop to earn CEUs or full-day Summit, BMHA always provides great food for our amazing supporters, members, friends, and family. Let’s break bread together at VIP Reception!
MOVE WITH THE MUSIC
The Foundation Band brings together some of the DMV’s top musicians and vocalists. TFB, as their followers know them, is a fluid collaboration of artists who skillfully paint a musical picture blending pop, jazz, and rhythm & blues.
BID ON FUN!
You can bid on beautiful items and business services during the Silent Auction. If you are a business owner, interested in submitting an in-kind product or service for our Silent Auction or serving as a sponsor, CLICK HERE for details.