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    This year's  Lena Baker Women's Health & Domestic Violence Summit will explore the mental health effects of continuous physical and psychological traumas that  plagues American of the slavocracy system (ADOSS) through the music of Curtis Mayfield (Jun 03, 1942 - Dec 26, 1999).   Mayfield was a prolific songwriter that wrote about  being Black in America and  black consciousness.   We will explore Mayfield's most iconic songs that  address internal colonization "We the People Are Darker Than Blue",    Identity production "This Is My Country", and "People Get Ready".   We will also explore the question,  "Is there a time to heal?" with Mayfield's  "Choice of Colors".

    Min. Loretta Green-Williams
    Summit Moderator
    Postcolonial  Theorist  | Fd, CEO WOCPSCN

    Special Guest Speaker

    Denise Jackson

    COVID: Mental Health of Domestic Violence 

    Thursday, October, 27, 2022, 11 am est

    Series One:  "We Are People  Darker Than Blue" When Colorism Destroys the Heart

    Based on the lyrics of Curtis Mayfield,  this conversation will consider the difficulties of misogynoir, and colorism, among women of color. 

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2022 12-noon pm est 

    Dr. Tamu Petra Browne
    Growth & Innovation Coach for Women Entrepreneurs 
    Thursday, October 27, 2022

    Dr. LaTarsha Holden, MBA
      Leadership Consultant  | Author



    Series Two:  "This Is My Country":  When They Share Their Care
    This conversation will consider the physical and physiological trauma of racism and what it currently feels and looks like.

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022 12-noon est

    Vaneese Johnson
    Global Speaker | Author
    Friday, October 28, 2022


    D'Sheene L. Evans
     Visionarypreneur| Trauma Recovery Coach
    The Trauma of Community
    Friday, October 28, 2022


    Series Three: "People Get Ready":  When Being Sick Is When You Are Sick-n-Tired

    "People Get Ready" was released the year of the voting rights act (1965), Americans that were descendants of the slavocratic system were given reason for optimism. However, with the reversal of recent American rights, and new traumatic occurrences, how do the people get ready when the train is derailed? 

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022  4:30 PM EST

    Special Guest Speaker
    Lola Russell, Ph.D.
    Health Communications at CDC and Prevention
    The Intersectionality of Trauma:  Exploring the Patchwork of Being

    Dr. Mustafa Ansari
    Dean Afro-Descendant Institute of Human Rights  Chief Facilitator African Descendant Nation




    Series Four:  "Choice of Colors":  When the Horrors of History Claim We Are Still Americans

    The US big city hate crimes spiked by 39% in 2021*, and with one of the more horrific racial crimes, the Buffalo shooting, the conversation will center around healing processes.   Mayfield's "Choice of Colors" will be the foundation of discussion. We will consider the historic formations that has created the American construct of racism.  We will discuss what components towards racial healing can be considered. We will also consider how we can move forward, "...in order to form a more perfect union,..(Preamble of the United. States of America  Constitution, 1787)". 

    Sunday, October 30, 2022 4:30 PM EST

    Joan Babiak
    Attorney |Board of Trustees Member
    Sunday, October 30, 2022
    Dr. Camelia Straughn
    Transformational Coach | Author | International Speaker 
    Sunday, October 30, 2022

    Lorlett Hudson FRSA
    Leadership Coach | Working with African and Caribbean Leaders and Entrepreneurs 

    1. richardmurray



      It is not always fear, sometimes it is desire. If a white man owns a business and has a sign,  no black people, is it fear? A person has the right to want to only serve a certain people. But , the problem is, in a country that invites or publicly states it is for all people, how do you have people who don't want to be around all types side people who do want to be around all types ?

      circa 10:00 It is not always fear, sometimes it is desire. If a white man owns a business and has a sign,  no black people, is it fear? A person has the right to want to only serve a certain people. But , the problem is, in a country that invites or publicly states it is for all people, how do you have people who don't want to be around all types side people who do want to be around all types ? 
      circa 18:00 I oppose the idea of focusing on the youth. I concur to Dr. Camelia Straughn that people do not change , I amend, specifically to being bullied or pushed or canceled. But, history proves negative bias is emitted by youth when people think the youth are enlightened from the elders. I think all need to be focused on. The problem is, and you see this with the cancel culture, the youth in the usa who are supposedly liberal are very constrictive or restrictive in what they can accept being said, which means they are replacing a rigid culture to another.
      circa 21:00 I concur to Loretta Green that people in the usa do not acknowledge problems. The biggest is the native american. Most liberals in the usa  don't acknowledge the inability of liberalism to empower the most oppressed people in the USA or before it. Those people being the native american. But why? Like those who ancestors were enslaved, the scope of the problem is massive. So it is financially or organizationally easier to evade admitting a problem, then to admit a problem and then have to deal with healing from it. It is easier to say, all is good now.
      circa 28:00 great point from Loretta, I add to her point that Black people in the USA itself are unwilling to accept the structural problem with descendents of enslaved people's having to wait later to get what other people of color: non european whites, have been able to have with an existence in the usa after 1965 
      circa 31:00 yes, Curtis Mayfield comprehended the complexity of a country where the peoples in it are not on the same page. James Baldwin said it simply. The world is not white, and the world is not black either. I admit, I have never felt fear walking in harlem. ... I add that Baldwin suggested the key is flexibility. His father wasn't flexible. His father was a black man who hated whites, to the bone. But couldn't retaliate or injure whites, so the hate is deep inside, and anything that has involvement from whites which means the entire government of the usa, is hated by such a black person. 
      circa 35:00 Maybe one day, the day a Black woman doesn't have to be strong no matter what in the USA, will be a great day
      circa 41:00 great point about Loretta about the problem with speaking to doctors who are not as delicate to their role as guide. The scene in a film, as good as it gets, says it all. The female lead in the film is a mother with a child who is going to doctors constantly, but only when the male lead provides a private doctor is her son properly diagnosed. The point, doctors are business people, and if you don't have money, most will treat you as the lawyers do to the fiscal poor in a court room. 
      circa 44:00 Important point by Bablak, the quality of advocacy , which doesn't mean from elected officials but from community agents, has changed since the legendary 1960s. It can be argued it is less than, fro a larger perspective. But her point that it needs to be stronger from the individual is functional. I think the affordable care act, never spoke to quality of care, and focused on accesible care. So everyone can afford healthcare theoretically but the quality of healthcare that most can afford is very low quality.But quality is expensive.
      Circa 48:00 Straughn speaks that people carry trauma's in them but I argue that all children reflect the negativty from their parents. If your parents in a white town in appalachia or a black town in mississippi or a native american reservation in a western state are unhappy and full of negativity or doubts then the children will reflect that in various negative ways.
      circa 51:00 I concur to loretta 100% , I feel black elders in the past were done a disservice by their children or grandchildren who could write, by not getting them to tell their stories. Zora Neale Hurston was right. 
      The theme of the multiracial populace having problems handling itself in the USA is common as it was how the usa started. 
      I think the youth may not be the answer some suggest. But I will say that all peoples in the usa need guidance to what the usa has never been, a country where all groups or individuals are empowered.

    2. Chevdove


      My gosh, this was an awesome article.


      I will try to locate the video.


      It strikes a nerve to read about the purpose that the affordable Care Act serves. It really hurts, because I feel this reality all of the time now, when I go to the doctor. Before this act, my insurance was paid for and reasonable and I feel I had better care, a little better. But now, I have this low paying insurance because othe REGULAR INSURANCE is very expensive now that this affordable care act is law, and well, the medical attention I receive is awful, just awful. I now try to find other ways to get healthy and stay healthy if possible, and going to the clinic is a last resort... again, that is pathetic. 

      Anyway, again, love this article. 

    3. richardmurray


      @Chevdoveyes, it was shared to me by a connection elsewhere. 


      just click on the links, I saw the videos I think it sad that the subject matter of rape demands these videos be viewed only on youtube, i think that is very silly but...


      Well, in defense to the affordable care act, obama wanted to kill it, it was nancy pelosi who pushed it through. Like the student loan debt, the goal of these laws in the obama or biden era isn't betterment for all, it is betterment for minorities while majorities adjust.... whether it is people who couldn't get healthcare before the affordable care act or people who have massive student debt before debt relief. Both of those groups are minorites, not 50$ or 70% or 40% of the people in the usa. but the concept is majority make way for minority. that is the larger policy structure. 

      In parallel, biden or the party of andrew jackson was opposed to the another round of emergency checks which covered most people in the usa while the party of abraham lincoln supported continuing the checks.


      yeah, good article,glad you liked it

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