ONLINE WORKSHOPS FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS
Overall, mental health conditions occur among African Americans are about the same or less frequency than in White Americans. However, the historical African American experience has and continues to be characterized by:
Historical racism, trauma, oppression and violence
Institutional, structural and individual racism
Processing and dealing with layers of individual trauma on top of new mass traumas from COVID-19 (uncertainty, isolation, grief from financial or human losses), police brutality and divisive political rhetoric adds compounding layers of complexity for individuals to responsibly manage.
Together we will discuss and learn more about:
Mental Health: Common & Complex
Racial, historical, generational trauma in the Black community
Hear personal experiences of those among us striving and thriving
The Systemic impact
How to address mental health in your community
Next steps for leaders and community members
Muguette Guenneguez, Executive Director
National Alliance on Mental Illness/Seattle
George Dicks, Mental Health Practitioner
Geriatric and Minority Mental Health Specialist for
Reverend Blake Johnson, CEO
ADD Health Counseling Service
Panel of Speakers
Join us every other Tuesday as personal trainer Victor "Mr. Motivation" Tolbert leads an online fitness routine. Victor will offer a series of exercises sessions and tips to stay on track with your physical health. This series is geared towards 55 & up. All levels are welcomed to participate.
Learn how to:
Identify and reach fitness goals
Establish an effective at home workout routine
Train at your pace
FREE Fresh Health Food bag given to ALL participants, compliments of the Emergency Feeding Program.
$25 Safeway Gift card for those who attend at least three out of six live sessions
Join us as Chef Adunni Ogunlanoh demonstrates how to prepare healthy soulful dishes using nature’s best ingredients. Chef Adunni will offer a series of cooking demonstrations sharing scrumptious recipes for those living with diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic pain, and other chronic illnesses.
Join us as Chef Adunni demonstrates how to prepare PIRI PIRI ROASTED w/ CHICKEN COCONUT CURRY SAUCE and CRISPY ROASTED BROCCOLI using nature’s best ingredients. This is a great recipe for those living with hypertension, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic diseases.