Intersecting Connections: The Strong Black Woman Syndrome

When

Oct. 6, 2022, 1pm to 2:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Virtual via Zoom

Description

Renowned American novelist and co-founder of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, Marita Golden, will explore the Strong Black Woman Syndrome, a cultural belief in the African American community and many communities of color that dictates a definition of strength for women that relies on self-sacrifice, the censorship of expressions of physical and emotional pain, perpetual resilience and placing the needs of others before individual needs and desires.

The first 10 to register will receive a copy of the book, The Strong Black Woman: How a Myth Endangers the Physical and Mental Health of Black Women by Marita Golden.

Intersecting Connections (IC) is a developing and innovative programming initiative created to address various issues that minority students may face at UNLV. The idea for the IC originated from students who continuously requested the same type of assistance, increased information, or targeted resources for mental health.

IC Partners: Behavioral Health Services for Student Wellness; Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS); Housing & Residential Life; The Intersection: Academic Multicultural Resource Center; and Campus Life/Student Diversity Programming.

Price

Free; Registration Required

Admission Information

Contact Information

Intersecting Connections
Harriet Barlow

External Sponsor

Behavioral Health Services for Student Wellness; Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS); Housing & Residential Life; The Intersection: Academic Multicultural Resource Center; and Campus Life/Student Diversity Programming.