Streaming Live February 20th @ 11am

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What Is Minds Matter DC?

Minds Matter DC is a partnership with BGHF, Howard University, Howard University Louis Stokes Library, and the National Network of Library of Medicine Southeastern/ Atlantic Region.

The event includes a 1-day virtual workshop with a series of seven mental health-related virtual sessions and the execution of a targeted social media strategy to educate and empower African-American women on mental health.

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Show Opening

11:00am
Opening Remarks Virtual Multiple Speakers
  • Porcha Johnson
    Porcha Johnson
    Executive Director | BGH Foundation
  • Wayne A. Frederick, M.D.
    Wayne A. Frederick, M.D.
    President | Howard University
  • B Leah
    B Leah
    Chaplain | Spoken Word Artist
  • Muriel Bowser
    Muriel Bowser
    Mayor | Washington D.C.

The live event kicks off with opening remarks from the Black Girl Health Foundation Executive Director Porcha Johnson and Executive Director of Howard University Wayne A. Frederick, M.D.

Workshop 1

11:20am
CTRL ALT DELETE STRESS W/YOGA Virtual Marsha D. Banks-Harold, C-IAYT
  • Marsha D. Banks-Harold, C-IAYT
    Marsha D. Banks-Harold, C-IAYT
    Certified Yoga Therapist

Be a part of the Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign and attend "CTRL ALT DELETE STRESS W/YOGA". This workshop focuses on healing naturally through interactive yoga exercise

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Workshop 2

12:10pm
STUDENT PANEL: A DIFFERENT WORLD Virtual Multiple Panelists
  • Aisha Taha
    Aisha Taha
    Student | Howard University
  • Maia Regman
    Maia Regman
    Student | Howard University
  • Jordyn Allen
    Jordyn Allen
    Student | Howard University
  • Rachel Howell
    Rachel Howell
    Howard University Student

Be a part of the Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign and attend "A Different World". Student-Run Panel discussion on racial and sexual identity, body image, academic success and COVID-19 in the face of mental health.

Workshop 3

1:15pm
PUSH BEYOND MENTAL BLOCKAGE FITNESS WORKSHOP Virtual Amber Arrington
  • Amber Arrington
    Amber Arrington
    Group Fitness Instructor

Be a part of the Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign and attend " Push Beyond Mental Blockage". This workshop is an interactive workshop that uses full body exercise to push through mental health struggles and stress. 

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Workshop 4

2:05pm
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: HOW FOODS AFFECT YOUR MOOD Virtual Dr. Lauren Simmons
  • Dr. Lauren Simmons
    Dr. Lauren Simmons
    Certified Life Coach

Be a part of the Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign and attend "Food For Thought: How Foods Affect Your Mood." Learn how what you choose to eat or drink can encourage bad moods or mild depression? During this workshop you will get tips on the foods to eat and avoid to support a happy life. 

Workshop 5

2:55pm
PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MIND IS Virtual Nicole Julia-Varnado
  • Nicole Julia Varnado
    Nicole Julia Varnado
    Financial Literacy Consultant

Participate in the Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign and attend " Put Your Money Where Your Mind Is." This workshop outlines how to control your expenses to free up disposable income, so that it doesn’t control your mind. 

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Workshop 6

3:45pm
Beating Depression Naturally Virtual Khetnu Nefer
  • Khetnu Nefer
    Khetnu Nefer
    Certified Holistic Practitioner

Be a part of the Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign and attend "Beating Depression Naturally". Learn natural approaches to coping with anxiety and depression from a holistic doctor.

Workshop 7

4:35pm
Bridging The Racial Divide Virtual Multiple Panelists
  • Dr. Bridgett S. Neamo, Psy.D
    Dr. Bridgett S. Neamo, Psy.D
    Individual & Group Psychotherapist
  • Lauren Boone, MDiv, MSW
    Lauren Boone, MDiv, MSW
    Founder of LoveWell Wellness Ministry
  • Montrella Cowan, MSW, LICSW
    Montrella Cowan, MSW, LICSW
    CEO/Founder of Affinity Health Affairs
  • Dr. Ebony White
    Dr. Ebony White
    Licensed Professional Counselor | Approved Clinical Supervisor

Be a part of the Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign and attend "Bridging The Racial Divide". This workshop discusses how to maintain your mental health while being black in America. Topics to include injustice, racial trauma, and pandemic stress

About Event Speakers

Dr. Muriel Bowser
Mayor | Washington, District of Columbia
Maia Regman
Student | Howard University
Marsha D. Banks-Harold
Certified Yoga Therapist
B Leah
Chaplain | Spoken Word Artist
Wayne A. Frederick, M.D.
President | Howard University
Dr. Lauren Simmons
Certified Health Coach
Amber Arrington
Group Fitness Instructor
Aisha Taha
Student | Howard University
Lauren Boone, MDiv, MSW
Owner | LoveWell
Rachel Howell
Howard University Student
Khetnu Nefer
Certified Holistic Practitioner
Jordyn Allen
Howard University Student
Nicole Julia Varnado
Financial Literacy Consultant
Dr. Ebony White
Licensed Professional Counselor | Approved Clinical Supervisor

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