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Ring the Alarm: Mental Health & Black Youth

January 18, 2021

What Parents, School Personnel & the Community Should Know

In Commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Black children and teens face unprecedented challenges to their mental well-being during this time of COVID-19 and racial justice reckoning. Parents, educators, community members and young people themselves all seek the tools to help them cope better. A panel of experts will convene virtually to discuss long-term and recent mental health trends, as well as the actions we must take to help Black youth thrive.


Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Dr. Donna Holland Barnes

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Howard University

Jeff Ginsburg

Executive Director, East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP)

Dr. Donna Jones

Superintendent, Patchogue-Medford School District, NY

Anne Williams-Isom

Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare, Graduate School of Social Services, Fordham University

Dr. Michael A. Lindsey

Executive Director, NYU McSilver Institute


Dr. Christina Greer

Associate Professor, Fordham University
Co-Host, FAQ-NYC
Politics Editor, The Grio

This community forum is hosted by:

▪ The Greater New York Chapter of the Links, Inc.
▪ NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research
▪ One Hundred Black Men of New York
▪ East Harlem Tutorial Program
▪ Boys & Girls Club of Harlem

Please contact with any questions about the program or accessibility accommodations.


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