Mental Health, Mental Illness & Trauma Among Students of Color Panel

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Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Not open to the public

/ Thursday

5:45pm - 7:00pmAdd to calendar

The Social Justice Co-Op is hosting Sarah Lawrence College's first panel on mental health, mental illness, and trauma among students of color. We welcome all staff, administration, faculty, and the student body to join us as we listen to premiere psychologists and advocates from around the northeast talk about the systems barring students of color from receiving mental healthcare. Resources for current students and recommendations for administration will be discussed. Dinner will be served.

Featured panelists include:

Ayesha Nagra PhD
Dr. Ayesha Nagra is psychologist based out of Purchase, New York. She is currently a practicing therapist at the Sarah Lawrence College Health & Wellness Center.

Dr. David Rivera
Dr. David Rivera of the Steve Fund—the nation’s only organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color—is an associate professor of counselor education at Queens College and focuses on multicultural affairs and LGBTQ matters. His award-winning research examines cultural competency development, low-income/first-generation college students, people of color, and oppressed sexual orientation and gender identity groups, with a focus on microaggressions. He possesses degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Wyoming.

Dom Chatterjee
Dom Chatterjee is a community organizer, editor, and mental health advocate. They currently work as editor-in-chief of Rest for Resistance, a healing space for marginalized communities, and organizer at QTPoC Mental Health, a peer support group that aids queer and trans people of color both online and offline.

Dr. Allyson Brathwaite-Gardner
Dr. Brathwaite-Gardner received her bachelor’s degree in business administration, her masters in higher education administration from Baruch College, and her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She did her post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University Health Services. Over the course of her career, she has worked in corporate, nonprofit, and higher education settings. She has particular clinical, research, and teaching interests in the psychosocial adjustment and well-being of individuals of color in predominantly white institutions, as well as the anti-racism and white ally-ship discourses in these communities. In 2017, she spoke at the Black Solidarity Conference at Yale University in New Haven, and gave a talk entitled “What is the Impact of Social Media on Our Mental Health?”