Streaming Live January 22nd @ 11am

What Is Minds Matter Harrisburg?

Minds Matter Harrisburg is a partnership with BGHF, Dauphin County Library, and the National Network of Library of Medicine.

This includes a series of mental health-related virtual sessions and in person workshops and the execution of a targeted social media strategy to educate and empower African-American women on mental health.

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Virtual Schedule

Saturday January 22nd @ 11am

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Show Opening

11:00am
Opening Remarks Virtual Multiple Presenters
  • Porcha Johnson
    Porcha Johnson
    Executive Director | BGH Foundation
  • Patty Kim
    Patty Kim
    PA State Representative

The live event kicks off with opening remarks from several notable speakers.

Workshop 1

11:15am
GLOW AND GO YOGA RETREAT Virtual Marsha Banks Harold

Yoga session

Workshop 2

12:05pm
YOUNG MINDS DO COOK Virtual Aaliyah Burris
  • Aaliyah Burris
    Aaliyah Burris
    Culinary Instructor

Be a part of the Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign and attend the virtual workshop Young Minds Do Cook. A workshop geared toward African American girls, as they explore how to reduce stress through cooking—and eating—nutritious foods! Hosted by Black Girls Do Cook.

Workshop 3

12:40pm
COPING WITH WORKPLACE STRESS Virtual Multiple Panelists
  • Tyra Gardner
    Tyra Gardner
    Psychotherapist
  • Dr. Brenda Alton
    Dr. Brenda Alton
    Reverend
  • Dr. LaTesha Sampson
    Dr. LaTesha Sampson
    Psychotherapist

"Coping with Workplace Stress or Mental Health in the Workplace"— a panel discussion on maintaining mental health while battling workplace stress. Topics to include diversity, injustice and racial discrimination in the workplace. The discussion will also address coping mechanisms for African American women battling workplace stress.

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Workshop 4

1:30pm
POWER MOVES Virtual Jelissa Gilmore

Fitness workshop

Workshop 5

2:20pm
TREAT YOUR MIND IMPROVE YOUR GUT HEALTH Virtual Lauren C. Wells
  • Lauren C. Wells
    Lauren C. Wells
    Holistic Health & Fitness Coach

"Treat Your Mind" —achieving a healthy mental state through nutrition that is beneficial for cognitive health, balancing hormones, and reducing stress. This will include health experts’ recommendations on nutritional habits.

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Workshop 6

2:55pm
READY SET GOALS Virtual Dr. Lauren Simmons

Be a part of the Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign and attend "Ready Set Goals" workshop about setting and reaching your goals in 2022. 

Jelissa Gilmore
Owner, F.L.Y. Fitness
Dr. LaTesha Sampson
Psychotherapist
Ava Adames
Yoga Instructor

About Event Speakers

Patty Kim
PA State Representative
Aaliyah Burris
Student Culinary Instructor
Chef Nichole A. Mooney
Executive Director | Black Girls Cook
Lauren Wells
Holistic Health Coach
Karen Cullings
Executive Director | Dauphin County Public Library System
Tyra Gardner
CEO | At A Moments Notice & The Wellness Center of Mindfulness
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