Black Lives Matter: Strategies for Moving Beyond the Anger

Hosted by the Psychology Department, in collaboration with the Center for Social Justice, Male Development Empowerment Center, Women’s Center and Psychological and Counseling Services, this open forum will address strategies for dealing with the challenges of maintaining mental health and well-being while facing instances of racism. This forum will create a safe space to discuss anger at police brutality and other issues facing people of color with relation to justice.

Panelists Include:

  • Jomo Alakoye-Simmons (Activist, Acupuncturist, and Qi Gong Therapist; Co/owner of Third Root Community Health Center)
  • John Ball (Juvenile Counselor, Community Activist and Alumni of Medgar Evers College)
  • Maudry-Beverley Lashley (Clinical/Developmental Psychologist)
  • Hakeem Rahim (Life coach, founder of Live Breathe, LLC and Certified National Alliance of Mental Illness)
  • Hollie Jones: Moderator
  • Raquel M. Bennett: Coordinator

Through presentation, discussion, and theater panelists will explore how to remain emotionally healthy and examine methods to effect change in the community.

Event Details

Monday, February 23, 2015

6:00PM – 9:00PM

Founders Auditorium

For more information, contact Raquel Bennett at (718) 270-4986 or  



About Medgar Evers College

Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a growing institution offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees.  The nearly 7,000-member student body is primarily comprised of those who are the first in their families to attend college.  A senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community.  With a commitment to students who desire a sound academic foundation as well as an opportunity for personal development, Medgar Evers College seeks to provide high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of a liberal arts education.  For more information, visit