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White Theatre Makers Community Space
Thursday, July 02, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
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Implementing Ideas to Address Racial Trauma, Healing & Allyship // Facilitated Community Space for White Members

Thursday, July 2, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm

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A.R.T./New York is partnering with Dr. Jameta Nicole Barlow and Dr. Ebony Okafor to offer a facilitated community space for white members of our theatre community. The numerous racial incidents and violence against Black Americans are taking a psychological toll on many, especially within the context of COVID-19. Facilitated community spaces provide an opportunity for organizations and peers to come together and discuss emotionally laden topics with the assistance of a facilitator to create a space conducive to effective communication, provide support and resources, and develop ideas for continued growth.

In advance of these meetings, we encourage everyone who might be interested, regardless of whether or not they are able to attend the currently scheduled sessions, to complete the following short survey. The survey is anonymous, and will help to inform both the currently scheduled sessions and future work. The survey can be accessed here.

Capacity will be kept small to facilitate conversation within these sessions. If the session you are looking to attend is full and you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email David Shane at [email protected].

Jameta Nicole Barlow, PhD, MPH, a Charlottesville, Virginia native, is a community health psychologist and an assistant professor of writing in the University Writing Program, as well as an affiliate faculty member in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and in the Milken Institute school of Public Health's Jacobs Institute of Women's Health at the at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Barlow utilizes decolonizing methodologies to disrupt cardiometabolic syndrome and structural policies adversely affecting Black girls' and women's health, as well as intergenerational trauma. She has spent 22 years in transdisciplinary collaborations with physicians, public health practitioners, researchers, policy administrators, activists, political appointees, and community members in diverse settings throughout the world.

Dr. Ebony Okafor LGMFT is a marriage and family therapist in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a native of Florida and attended Florida State University where she graduated with a doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Okafor has worked as a therapist serving individuals and families in the local Baltimore city community, through both private practice and in home. Dr. Okafor has worked in communities dealing with various types of trauma using methodologies aiming to empower, heal, and strengthen her clients. Dr. Okafor's research interests include understanding youth outcomes particularly youth in Black families through the exploration of familial processes, individual processes, and community level influences.


For accessibility information, special circumstances, or other accommodations please contact Kirsten Sweeney at [email protected]. Interpretation services are available by request; requests must be made at least 3 business days before the event.

Contact: David Shane - [email protected]