Ep. 1: Our Silence Won't Protect Us
August 28, 2020
Black Mental Health Alliance for Education and Consultation, Inc.
Based upon Audre Lourde’s quote, Our Silence Won't Protect Us is the Black Mental Health Alliance’s inaugural podcast for Real Talk: Black Minds Matter. In this episode, co-hosts Andrea Brown and Nia Jones are joined by Stefanie Brown James, co-founder of The Collective PAC. This timely discussion unpacks issues in relation to the upcoming local and national elections, the Black vote, the impact of systemic racism at play in the elections and our current political climate. It gets REAL!
Links/Information discussed in this episode:
- The Collective PAC: A consortium of organizations including The Collective PAC and Collective Future – dedicated to recruiting, training, funding and supporting black candidates to run for office on the local, state and federal level. https://collectivepac.org/
- Census 2020: While you have some extra time at home, please be sure to fill out your #2020census. This decides where federal money and resources are sent. We need to make sure that #bmorecounts this year more than ever. https://my2020census.gov/
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- Join the BMHA Social Media Community @BlackMindsMatter1 https://www.facebook.com/blackmindsmatter1 , subscribe on YouTube at Black Mental Health Alliance, and follow us on instagram at @black_minds_matter_ and @youngblkmindsmatter
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