What Is Minds Matter Harrisburg?

Minds Matter Harrisburg is a partnership with BGHF and Dauphin County Library.

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


Join Us January 20, 2024 @ 11 AM

This Is An In-Person Event


Minds Matter Agenda

This is a floating event schedule section. Click the workshop to view the details about time duration, speaker, venue & more.

Show Opening

Opening Remarks East Shore Library Laporcha Grigsby
  • Porcha Johnson
    Porcha Johnson
    Executive Director | BGH Foundation

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

Kick-Off Speaker

Kick-Off Speaker East Shore Library Mayor Ciera Dent
  • Mayor Ciera Dent
    Mayor Ciera Dent
    Steelton Borough Mayor

We're thrilled to announce Mayor Ciera Dent as the kickoff speaker with Mayor Ciera Dent!

Workshop 1

"Wealth and Well-Being: A Path to Financial Liberation" East Shore Library TBD
  • Lisa Lickers
    Lisa Lickers

Discover how financial health directly impacts your mental well-being. Learn practical strategies to improve your financial health while navigating unique challenges faced by women of color. Get ready to take charge of your financial future.


  1. Explore the connection between financial health and mental well-being, particularly as it relates to women of color.
  2. Learn practical financial strategies for budgeting, saving, investing, and reducing financial stress.
  3. Discuss culturally sensitive approaches to improving financial health and achieving economic security.
  4. Create a personalized action plan for financial empowerment.

Workshop 2

Soulful Healing: Nurturing Minds, Elevating Spirits East Shore Library TBD
  • Chelsea Jones
    Chelsea Jones
    School-Based Therapist

Join the Black Girl Health Foundation's Minds Matter Harrisburg Mental Health Event, a transformative gathering designed exclusively for women of color. "Soulful Healing" aims to create a safe and empowering space where we delve into the complexities of mental health, self-care, and holistic healing.


    1. Cultivate Awareness: Open up a dialogue surrounding mental health within the context of the unique experiences of women of color. Through storytelling and shared experiences, we will foster understanding, destigmatize mental health challenges, and build a supportive community.
    2. Empower Through Knowledge: Equip participants with practical tools and resources to navigate their mental health journey. Workshops led by experienced mental health professionals will cover topics such as stress management, coping strategies, and the importance of seeking professional support.
    3. Cultivate Resilience Through Self-Care: Explore the intersection of mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Engage in interactive sessions focused on self-care practices, including mindfulness, meditation, and creative expression, to develop personalized strategies for daily mental wellness.
  • Promote Holistic Healing: Acknowledge the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. Through workshops on nutrition, movement, and alternative healing modalities, attendees will gain insights into how holistic approaches can contribute to overall mental well-being.
    1. Inspire Collective Healing: Foster a sense of community and sisterhood. Through group discussions and collaborative activities, participants will share their stories, offer support, and build connections that extend beyond the event, creating a network for ongoing encouragement and solidarity.
  • Celebrate Joy and Self-Expression: Embrace the healing power of creativity. Engage in expressive arts and activities that encourage self-discovery, self-expression, and the celebration of individual and collective strength.


Workshop 3

Soulful Serenity: Yoga for Mental Healing East Shore Library TBD
  • April Ashe
    April Ashe
    Owner, UnBottled Expressionz

 Immerse yourself in a calming yoga session designed to heal your mind and soul. Cultivate mindfulness, reduce stress, and find inner peace. This session is a gentle journey towards mental clarity and emotional balance.


  1. Experience the calming and healing benefits of yoga for mental wellness.
  2. Learn mindfulness techniques, stress reduction strategies, and practices for emotional balance.
  3. Explore yoga's cultural relevance and its role in self-care for women of color.
  4. Cultivate a personalized daily mindfulness routine to promote mental healing.
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About In-Person Event Speakers

Mayor Ciera Dent
Steelton Borough Mayor
April Ashe
Owner, UnBottled Expressionz LLC
Lisa Lickers
Partner, New York Life Insurance Company
Chelsea Jones
School-Based Therapist
© 2022 Black Girl Health Foundation, Inc.