PAST EVENT: Trilogy of Trauma – Act Two: Black Children ~ Why Wakanda Matters

Trilogy of Trauma - Act Two: Black Children

“Why Wakanda Matters to the Mental Health of Black Children and Youth” Featured Experts: Dr. Harriette Wimms, Dr. Bruce Purnell, and Mr. Koli Tengella Studies have shown that the depiction of Wakanda as a thriving African community, and the Black Panther himself as a ruler with strength and integrity, serve as examples of how film can empower and inspire youth. Black children too frequently see characters that look like them and are in positive leadership roles in the media. This session will engage and guide participants in an interactive discussion centered on truly valuing, affirming, and ensuring the optimal mental and physical health of all Black children and youth. It also will call for the systemwide adoption of life-saving strategies, policies, and activities that will recognize, celebrate and respect the intellectual and behavioral abilities of Black children and youth. Young people between the ages of 15 to 24 are encouraged to attend. Please be aware filming and photography commissioned by Black Mental Health Alliance for Education & Consultation, Inc. (BMHA) will take place at all Mind Health: Shop Talks. The footage and photography will be published in BMHA internal and external videos, publications, and publicity materials including the website and social media channels, and may be circulated to press and other news media. Your presence in the areas in which we are filming or photographing will be regarded as your consent to be filmed or photographed, and your consent to use your image in any form of publication or video without restriction as to frequency or duration of use. If you do not wish to be filmed or photographed, please avoid the areas being filmed and photographed. Thank you for your cooperation!

Date and Time

April 13, 2019

9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Baltimore City Community College - Liberty Heights Campus 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue The Fine Arts Building in the Mini Conference Room Baltimore, MD 21215 United States