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Unmasking Peninsula Examines Race- and Gender-Based Trauma

How does race- and gender-based trauma impact local communities of color? Join us April 23-24 for #UnmaskingPeninsula, a virtual dialogue and workshop series presented by Hampton University political science professor Dr. Sarita McCoy Gregory and writer/series co-creator Samantha Willis, in partnership with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

The series includes:

  • April 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: An expert panel – including National Association of Black Counselors CEO Dr. Faye Barner, esteemed scholar/Vanderbilt University professor Michael Eric Dyson, YWCA of South Hampton Roads counselor Alexia Chavero, and actress/advocate Jasmine Guy, and more – weigh in on these issues, moderated by TV personality and host of Coast Live, April Woodard.
  • April 24, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.: Counseling agencies Hearts Full of Grace and Civitas Health Services teach tools to understand, address, and heal race- and gender-based trauma.
  • A virtual exhibit featuring creative expressions by Hampton University students and Teens with a Purpose, April 23-24, rounds out the #UnmaskingPeninsula experience. Attendees may also view the HBO MAx film “On the Record,” about Black women's experiences with sexism, sexual harassment, and misogyny in the music industry, and share their own experiences with race- and gender-based trauma in small group discussions.

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