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What’s the Community Got to Do with It? African American Community-Empowerment in Research and Intervention

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Community Healing and Resistance Through Storytelling (C-HeARTS)
Location
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum (600 South Gregory, Urbana)
Date
Apr 25, 2019   7:00 pm  
Speaker
Cheryl Tawede Grills (Loyola Marymount University)
Cost
Free and open to the public.
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Originating Calendar
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)

Part of the Center for Advanced Study MillerComm Lecture Series

Empirical data indicates significant health disparities among African Americans, including increased risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, asthma, and HIV. These unequal health outcomes are attributed in part to racial disparities in the health care system. Additionally, racial stress African Americans experience in daily life is linked to increased psychological distress, including depression and anxiety.

Internationally recognized scholar Cheryl Grills will discuss the applied community research she has conducted over the past three decades to decrease health disparities among African Americans. She will present community intervention efforts that have been proven to reduce distress and promote well-being in the face of racial stress, with a focus on the development, implementation, and evaluation of Emotional Emancipation Circles.

Hosted by: Community Healing and Resistance Through Storytelling (C-HeARTS)

In conjunction with: Counseling Center, Counseling Psychology Program, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Department of Kinesiology & Community Health, Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology, DREAAM House, First Presbyterian Church, Spurlock Museum

 

 
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