Join us for these Black History Month Events on February 20:
My Brother’s Keeper: A Conversation About Mental Health and the Important Role Friends play in Encouraging African American Males to Seek Help
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Bonnell Building, Counseling Department, Room BG-07
Misdiagnoses, inadequate treatment and lack of cultural competence by health professionals are just some of the factors that make it difficult for African American men to have good mental health outcomes. Black men grow up in a culture that tells them 'men are not supposed to cry,' that they 'should deal with problems on our own.' This only enforces the idea that it’s not okay to say they are hurting inside. In addition, many fear of being labeled as weak or less than a man by friends and family so they don’t acknowledge or vocalize any of their pains. This panel will dispel some of the myths around mental health among black males and emphasize how males can ally with one another and become their Brother’s Keeper.
Fireside Chat with President Generals
3 to 4 p.m. | Winnet Student Life Building, Lobby
Encouraging diversity throughout the College community is more than a goal; it's a shared mindset and commitment. Please join Dr. Generals in the first Fireside Chat of 2020 to engage in a conversation recognizing Black History Month. Refreshments will be served.
Black Girl Magic: Philadelphia
7 to 9 p.m. | Bonnell Building, Large Auditorium, Room BG-20
Shea Butter Werk Productions and the MarcDavid LGBTQ Center present a drag show showcasing black excellence and celebrating Black History Month.