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Streaming Live April 23rd @ 11am

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What Is Minds Matter Triangle Cities?

On Saturday, April 23, 2022, Minds Matter Triangle Cities (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) will host an all-day virtual health event focused on empowering Black women. The event will feature several area women detailing their personal health narratives as a way to encourage healthy and positive change in other women. The event is courtesy of Black Girl Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C.

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

Virtual Schedule

Saturday April 23rd @ 11am

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Show Opening

Opening Remarks Virtual Porcha Johnson
  • 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

Stretch The Stress Away Virtual Crystal Wickliffe
  • Crystal Wickliffe
    Crystal Wickliffe
    Yoga Instructor

Join us for a yoga session that focuses on healing naturally through an interactive exercise. Apart from the actual yoga instructional session, we will also share critical information about yoga and its benefits, to include resources such as: and

Workshop 2

Healthcare Self Advocacy Virtual Nicole Dozier
  • Nicole Dozier
    Nicole Dozier
    Director, Health Advocacy Project

The most important member of your healthcare team is you. It is important to have the tools and support you need to ensure you are at or progressing toward optimal mental and physical health. Join this workshop to discuss understanding yourself and your needs, what it means to be a healthcare self-advocate, and what successful healthcare self-advocacy looks like.

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Workshop 3

Overcoming Conflict Virtual Kelsey Hargrove
  • Kelsey Hargrove
    Kelsey Hargrove
    Licensed Psychotherapist

Conflict is a part of everyday life. It happens in our homes, work, or even at the grocery store. Conflict can cause significant stress and anxiety. We can't avoid conflict. We can learn how to successfully manage conflict. Join this workshop as we discuss the five styles of conflict resolutions.  In addition, we will learn how to identify triggers, stay calm during conflict, and communicate effectively in tense situations.

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Workshop 4

Reset With Fitness Virtual Donnae Ward Laughinghouse
  • Donna Ward-Laughinghouse
    Donna Ward-Laughinghouse
    Certified Fitness Instructor

A fitness session that focuses on using body movement to reduce stress and improve strength and flexibility. We will also share critical information about the benefits of using fitness to improve mental health.

Workshop 5

Art Therapy Virtual Amelia Kelley
  • Dr. Amelia Kelley
    Dr. Amelia Kelley
    Trauma Informed Therapist

Studies show that the creative process can be used to explore emotions, reduce anxiety, increase self-esteem, and resolve other psychological conflicts. Join us for a discussion on the mind and body benefits of engaging in the creative arts to reduce stress in your life.

Workshop 6

Spiritual Mindfulness Virtual Candice Johnson
  • TBD

Have you ever wondered if there was ONE tool you could use that would ground you, quiet judgement about yourself and others, help you find calm and stillness to connect with your soul and God, AND a place you could expand your spiritual gifts and awareness? That's what we'll be covering on MindsMatter, an intro session on spiritual wellness. Come grounded, come curious, and come open to receive an experience you can use everyday to expand your consciousness.

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About Event Speakers

Dr. Amelia Kelley
Trauma Informed Therapist
Crystal Wickliffe
Yoga Instructor
Nicole Dozier
Director, Health Advocacy Project
Kelsey Hargrove
Licensed Psycotherapist
Candice Johnson
Certified Reiki Practitioner
Donnae Ward-Laughinghouse
Certified Fitness Instructor
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