AWI Voices With Impact presents: Common Threads

Although the experiences of racialization among Black people and People of Color differ across racial and ethnic groups, similarities can certainly be found in the ways that institutional racism impacts our lives and sense of well-being. As we search for connection and belonging, filmmakers Thea Loo, Adán Ávalos, Rosie Pidcock, and Sideah Alladice discuss the potential that BPOC solidarity holds for building supportive, interconnected communities, and tapping into collective strength to tackle the ill effects of structural racism.

Watch the screen recording below, or download it here.

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance

Please visit this page for International Resources.


Date:June 25, 2021
Time:1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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