Black History Month
BCRI President and CEO, DeJuana Thompson will participate as a panelist in a Black History Month installment of The Clinton Presidential Foundation’s series, Bridge Builders: Conversations with Interesting People. The conversation will introduce students to the people who are preserving Civil Rights history and making it accessible today as we continue our journey toward a more perfect, and equitable, union.
The event will take place virtually on February 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. allowing high school students from across the country to join and be rebroadcasted that same day at 6:00pm for the public.
Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. While its something we all possess naturally, it’s more readily available to us when we practice often.
Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing, you’re being mindful. And there’s growing research that shows when you train your brain to be mindful, you can even remodel the physical structure of your brain.
Join us for our new virtual series, Mindfulness Mondays each week this month. Your brain will thank you!
- 2/7 @ Noon – Mindfulness for All: Mental Health Accessibility for All Communities with Dr. Kimberly Brown Pellum, BCRI Curator in Residency & Krishula Edwards, Trauma Professional Counselor
- 2/14 @ Noon – We Want all the Smoke: Herbs & Tea as Mindfulness Practice with Dr. Kimberly Brown Pellum, BCRI Curator in Residency & Charles Woods, BCRI Director of Education & Trainer
- 2/21 @ Noon – Teaching Black Women’s Self Care During Jim Crow (short history lecture) with Dr. Kimberly Brown Pellum, BCRI Curator in Residency
- 2/28 @ Noon – Pose to Pause: Yoga for Mindfulness with Charles Woods, BCRI Director of Education & Trainer
As officials continue investigations into the recent threats against America’s historically Black colleges and universities, BCRI continues to offer space for critical conversations that examine our nation’s past. Tune in as we recount nearly two centuries of racism effecting the lives of Black collegians with educators and historians at the forefront of the issue today. We recognize the importance of investigating our common past and working together in the present to foster a more peaceful future.
Racial discrimination permeates the healthcare systems of many countries, including the United States. This has negative consequences for both patients and healthcare workers, leading to higher risks of illness and, in some cases, lower standards of care for people of color. Join us for a virtual discussion examining the harmful effects of racial bias in medicine.
Here are some fun quizzes that you and your family play from home!