“How do you imagine a "new normal"
when you lack the truth about the past and present of "normal"?
June 25, 2021
June 24, 2021
Welcome to the 13th Annual Community Empowerment Through Black Men Healing Conference being held virtually on June 24 & 25, 2021. The theme this year is "The New Normal." The objective in the face of COVID-19 and continued institutional racism is to take an in-depth look at what "The New Normal" could mean for the Black Community. The conference will explore the excellent opportunity to examine the truth about the past and the present of what is considered normal for the Black Community what we call “The black deconstruction” and at the same time envision strategies to construct a “New Normal" that will lead to community empowerment and healing. We realize that a stronger, thriving African American community improves the health of the community and the society as a whole.
This conference called “Groundbreaking and Visionary” from the 1st conference held in 2009, goal has been to provide an opportunity for meaningful community engagement and access to national and local educators, and community practitioners to discuss and introduce practical culturally sensitive trauma informed initiatives leading to the improved health and wellness of African American men and their families. We realize that a stronger, thriving African American community improves the health of the community and the society as a whole.
“A role model is one who is aware that the babies are watching and acts accordingly.”
Nick Muhammad Executive Director of the Black Civic Network (BCN) he is a strong advocate for reparations and repairing of the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS)/Black families. Under his leadership they have authored the “ADOS Reparative Justice Fund” which is a bill to stabilize the ADOS/Black community and are strong allies in support of the “African American Family Preservation Act”.
“What does The New Normal mean for the Black Community?”
Sam Simmons, LADC, Behavioral Consultant and Conference Co-creator
Sam has over 31-year experience as a behavioral consultant specializing in practical culturally sensitive trauma informed work with African American males and their families with a focus on addressing historical trauma. He is co-host of "Voices” radio show on KMOJ FM that addresses issues of the urban community.
"Community safety in the presents of harm (Internal Community Harm and Safety)"
Moderated by Richard Smith National Director of Healing Works
“Reparations as part of the new normal"
Curtis W. Marshall, MS, Public Health Strategist/Consultant for the Wisconsin Division of Public Health
"Envisioning Healthcare in the new normal"
Clarence R. Jones, M.Ed, CPH, CHW, CPE., Community Health Strategist for the Hue-MAN Partnership
"Collective Healing for a thriving "New Normal"
Moderated by Tiffany Turner-Allen, Founder of Blacktivism -The Collective: The Center for Peace and Prosperity in Black Communities and executive director of Nonprofit Prince George County
“The village that hides the truth cannot expect to heal but to pass on the pain.”