March 27, 2017

Black Minds Matter Project kickoffs today

The Black Minds Matter project is a collective of VCU students and alum who are concerned with the topic of mental health in the age Black Lives Matter.

Black Minds Matter Project have teamed up with VCU’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and VCU Res Life. The Black Minds Matter project is a collective of VCU students and alum who are concerned with the topic of mental health in the age Black Lives Matter. This is a mixture of events that are recreational and education that span an array of topics.

RichmondMag has an in-depth article with the founders of the project.

The series, which is primarily being held at several locations in and around VCU, will feature almost a dozen workshops, mixers and roundtable discussions, with a keynote speech from VCU professor and interim chairman on African-American studies Shawn Utsey. White says Richmond, particularly the VCU area, is the perfect setting for a series like this.

“Mental illness on a large scale has a prevalence in the black community,” White says. “Especially in this area, even though Richmond is like 51 percent black people, there is still a large presence of non people of color, at VCU especially. [Because of that] I know some people have problems finding the community they need.”

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