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Join The Big Conversation Community Forum 2022 'Living and Coping with Trauma: The Unseen Force' on Sept. 11

September 2, 2022


The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites the public to attend the annual Big Conversation Community Forum of 2022, “Living and Coping with Trauma: The Unseen Force” Sept. 11 from 2-5 p.m. Join online to hear two internationally known experts address how trauma impacts everyone’s lives and how racial trauma is often an unseen force.

Following presentations from noted experts Dr. Jules Harrell and Dr. Kevin Washington, participants will break into small facilitated groups to share what they learned, discuss the impact of trauma, discover solutions for how our community can better address trauma and explore several questions. Harrell is a professor and researcher at Howard University. He published the first laboratory investigations of the physiological effects of encounters with racism and discrimination. Washington, a clinical phycologist, is an Associate Professor and Head of Sociology and Psychology at Grambling State University. He works on healing the wounds within people as a result of cultural and historical trauma

“Living and Coping with Trauma: The Unseen Force” is in response to participants’ requests from The Big Conversation Forum, “Many Wounds to Heal” and the events and revelations of dealing with COVID-19.

Please register for this online ZOOM session through the Calvert Library. Pre-registration is required at https://calvertlibrary.libnet.info/event/7018570

The forum is brought to you by The Big Conversation Partners in Dismantling Racism and Privilege in Southern Maryland, of which CSM is proud partner – along with Middleham and St. Peter’s Parish, All Saints Episcopal Church – Sunderland, Calvert County Public Schools, CalvertHealth, Calvert Interfaith Council, Calvert Library, Calvert NAACP, Charles Library, Charles Co. NAACP, Community Mediation Centers of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s, Concerned Black Women of Calvert Co, Emmanuel SDA Church – St. Leonard, Historic Sotterley, Remnant Center of Excellence, Inc., Patuxent Quaker Friends, Piscataway Park/Accokeek Foundation, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s Co. Library, St. Mary’s Co. NAACP, St. Mary’s Co. Health Department, and St. Mary’s Co. Public Schools.

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