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Arican-Americans, COVID-19, & Mental Health


On Sunday, April 26th, the Association for the study of African-American Life and History will host a webinar to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the African-American community. The online event will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will be the first in a series of webinars designed to educate, inform, and develop the Richmond African-American community. Additionally, each webinar will feature hearing experts in the fields of mental health, medicine, human services and more. Keynote speakers for the upcoming webinar include Dr. Dennis C. Parker (Chief Operating Officer of H.O.P.E. Incorporated) and Dr. A’tasha Christian (Community Mental Health Advocate).

Together, they will address facts and fiction about COVID-19 and its effects on African-Americans, what will happen after the pandemic, and what you can do to better your mental health. Through panel engagement, ASALH hopes that the webinar will provide tools, resources, and opportunities to better equip African-American communities in day to day management during this pandemic. If you’re interested in virtually attending, you can register here.

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