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.”