Community Empowerment Through
Black Men Healing Conference
We invite you to the 15th Annual Community Empowerment Through Black Men Healing Conference held on June 22 & 23, 2023, at Metropolitan State University. On June 25th, 2009, we brought together professionals, community practitioners, men and women, and anyone interested to consider the question, "Could a focus on black men's healing be a way to empower the community?" In this 15th year, we will reexamine that question and explore practical trauma-informed, culture-sensitive outcome-driven current and future approaches that can lead to community empowerment, safety, and healing.
The conference is open to all interested in the topic.
“Cake Therapy: How Baking Changed My Life”
Dr. Altreisha Foster, author, scientist, baker, and entrepreneur.
“A Historical Perspective of Black History and Mental Health”
Curtis W. Marshall, MS, Public Health Strategist
Wisconsin Division of Public Health
"Compassionate Accountability: a journey to community safety and healing"
Sam Simmons, Behavioral Consultant and Conference Organizer
"Revolutionary and Radical Black Men Healing: From Trauma to Action- Black Men Naming, Facing, Taming, and Overcoming “Beasts”
Dr. Terrance Kwame-Ross, professor at Augsburg University, and visiting faculty at the University of Minnesota.
“Healing start with truth about the past and the present pain to end the future suffering.”
“The village that hides the truth cannot expect to heal but to pass on the pain.”