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In Person On September 30th @ 11am In Baltimore, MD

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About Our In Person Event

The Minds Matter Baltimore Event is a dynamic and inclusive gathering designed to celebrate the resilience, strength, and brilliance of Black women and girls in the realm of mental health and well-being.

Our mission is to create a safe and nurturing space where attendees can engage in candid discussions, gain valuable insights, and forge meaningful connections.

Event Highlights:

1. Inspiring Keynote Speakers: Be inspired by leading experts and influential voices in mental health, personal growth, and wellness.

2. Informative Workshops: Choose from a diverse range of interactive workshops.

3. Wellness Activities: Participate in rejuvenating wellness activities like yoga, meditation, and mindfulness exercises to enhance your overall well-being.

4. Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, form new friendships, and expand your support network within the community.

5. Community Resources: Discover valuable resources and organizations committed to supporting mental health within the Black community.

Here's Why You Should Attend


Attendees must sign up on the website to see a therapist. Clients will be contacted before the event to confirm their appointment and will have the opportunity to enroll into The BGH Clinic for ongoing therapy using their insurance. We accept Cigna, Medicaid, and Carefirst. For more information about the clinic visit:


Help find the root cause of mental health issues plaguing you with free blood testing and labs from Quest Diagnostics. Testing will check your Vitamin D levels, CBC, and Glucose.

$500 Prize

The participating organization whether non-profit or for profit that brings the most attendees will receive a $500 prize!

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Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks Virtual Laporcha Grigsby
  • Porcha Johnson
    Porcha Johnson
    Executive Director | BGH Foundation

The live event kicks off with opening remarks from the Black Girl Health Foundation Executive Director Porcha Johnson. 

Workshop 1

Empowered Connections Enoch Pratt Central Library TBD
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Empowered Connections is an empowering and transformative workshop designed for women seeking to build and nurture healthy relationships in their lives. In this safe and supportive space, we will explore the unique challenges and strengths that women of color bring to relationships, whether romantic, platonic, or professional. Cultivating healthy relationships is essential for our well-being, but it can be particularly complex and sometimes daunting for women of color, who often navigate intersecting identities and societal expectations. This workshop is thoughtfully crafted to address the specific experiences and needs of women of color, providing valuable insights and practical tools to enhance their relational experiences.

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Workshop 2

12:05 pm
Embracing Authenticity Enoch Pratt Central Library TBD
  • TBD

Step into your power and embrace your true worth at "Embracing Authenticity," a transformative workshop tailored for women of color seeking to conquer imposter syndrome and embrace their unique brilliance. Imposter syndrome, a pervasive feeling of inadequacy and self-doubt despite evidence of success, can affect anyone, but it can be particularly amplified for women of color due to the added pressures of intersectional identities and systemic challenges. "Embracing Authenticity" is a safe and empowering space where women of color can explore and challenge the limiting beliefs that fuel imposter syndrome. Through introspective exercises, group discussions, and supportive activities, this workshop will equip participants with practical tools to break free from self-doubt and embrace their authentic selves.

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Workshop 3

12:55 pm
Zumba For The Mind & Soul In Person TBD
  • TBD

Get ready to dance, sweat, and elevate your mental health with "Zumba Rhythms for Mind & Soul"! This fun, engaging, and interactive Zumba class is designed to uplift your spirits, reduce stress, and boost overall well-being through the power of dance and movement. Join us for an exhilarating experience that will leave you feeling energized, empowered, and mentally rejuvenated. Zumba Rhythms for Mind & Soul is not just your typical Zumba class; it's an immersive journey into the world of dance and its incredible impact on mental health. Our experienced Zumba instructor will lead you through dynamic routines inspired by various dance styles and rhythms from around the globe. From salsa to hip-hop, merengue to Bollywood beats, every song will transport you to a world of joy and release.

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Workshop 4

Serenity Flow Yoga Enoch Pratt Central Library TBD
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Step onto your mat and immerse yourself in the tranquility of "Serenity Flow," a delightful and engaging yoga session designed to nourish your mental health and elevate your inner well-being. This workshop goes beyond the traditional asanas, blending the mindfulness of yoga with playful elements to create a joyful and transformative experience. Join us for an uplifting journey that will leave you feeling centered, empowered, and deeply connected with yourself. Serenity Flow is a unique and dynamic yoga workshop that embraces the idea that mental health can be nurtured through joyful movement and mindfulness. Our experienced yoga instructor will guide you through a sequence that combines flowing postures, breathwork, and meditation, all infused with a sense of playfulness and lightness.

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About Event Speakers

Tishaura Jones
Mayor, St. Louis
Marita Gumbs
Fitness Trainer
Darlene Green
Comptroller | City of St. Louis
Lorraine Ward
Director of Professional Services | Hastings+Chivetta Architects
Dr. Lauren Penn
Chiropractor | Lecturer
Shirley Moore
Social Worker
Marsha D. Banks-Harold, BSEE
Director of PIES Fitness Holistic Yoga Therapy
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