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11th Annual Community Empowerment Through Black Men Healing Conference

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 9:00 AM


We want to invite you to the upcoming 11th Annual Community Empowerment Through Black Men Healing Conference. The conference will be held on June 20-21, 2019 at Metropolitan State University, St. Paul Campus. This year the conference will focus on the health of the African American family and community by examining the link between intergenerational trauma and current challenges. Also, we will explore the link between resiliency and protective factors that lead to community healing and health. " The family is the root of a healthy community". We realize that a stronger, thriving African American community improves the health of society as a whole. Conference is open to men and women of all cultures working with the African American community or interested in the topic. Additional information and conference updates are available at www.brothershealing.com.  Keynotes Lavon Morris-Grant an entrepreneur and accomplished author, her latest book is entitled “Who Will Speak For My Children: Healing Through The Trauma”. She describes the powerful, debilitating and lingering effects that trauma leaves behind and how she, and her three children, personally survived, recovered and thrived through multiple, devastating traumas. John Turnipseed a sought-after speaker locally and nationally to share his compelling personal account of overcoming violent childhood experiences, transformation, and faith, with a passionate and encouraging message to “never give up on people”. He is the author of “Bloodline: You Spend Enough Time in Hell You Get the Feeling You Belong” the story of his life changes to a redeemed community leader. Sam Simmons, AA, LADC, conference co-creator has over 29-year experience as a behavioral consultant specializing in practical culturally sensitive trauma informed work with African American males and their families with a focus on addressing chemical dependency, interpersonal violence and historical trauma. He is co-host of "Voices” radio show on KMOJ FM that addresses issues of the urban community. Guest Speaker LaDonna Redmond “ Eat, Play, Love: My Journey with Grief” LaDonna will share her journey with grief after the loss of a child. She is an activist that has worked on several initiatives that have created greater access for community residents.  With special guests Tiffany Turner-Allen, Ujima Program Director The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community, Michael Sweetney, Former 1st Round NBA draft pick and mental health advocate and Raheem DeVaughn “R&B Hippe Neo-Soul Rock Star” and philanthropist. Morning And Afternoon Workshops Additional information and conference updates are available at www.brothershealing.com. Thank You

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