Conversations, Episode 12: Boys of Color

April 01, 2017

Dr. Covino speaking with the Honorable Judge Leslie E. Harris, retired Associate Justice of the Suffolk Juvenile Court, Dr. Natalie Cort, Director, Black Mental Health Initiative & Graduate Academy, and Kwame Dance, Black Mental Health Academy scholar.

Boys of color in the United States are disproportionately subjected to entrenched sociocultural stressors shaped by historical marginalization. Unfortunately, too frequently the brilliance, creativity, and strengths of boys of color have been unrecognized by our educational, justice, and behavioral health care systems. Therefore, on May 20, 2017 William James College will host a conference entitled Re-Envisioning the Brilliance of Boys of Color: Inspiring Professionals Dedicated to Empowering the Social-Emotional and Academic Development of Our Youth, offering opportunities for professionals within our educational, justice, and behavioral health care systems to be inspired and encouraged to celebrate the contributions of boys of color. We were privileged to have as one of our guests, a keynote speaker for the conference, the Honorable Judge Leslie E. Harris, who is a retired Associate Justice of the Suffolk Juvenile Court as well as Dr. Natalie Cort, Assistant Professor at William James College and Director of our Black Mental Health Initiative & Graduate Academy, and student Kwame Dance, one of our Black Mental Health Academy scholars.

Click here for more information about our conference Re-Envisioning the Brilliance of Boys of Color: Inspiring Professionals Dedicated to Empowering the Social-Emotional and Academic Development of Our Youth.

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